Labor Day indeed...welcome baby Maggie!

How appropriate that Nancy birthed her sweet baby girl Margaret Frances (Maggie) on Labor Day after patiently waiting until she was more than 42 weeks pregnant!









Little did Nancy know that she would have just turned 30 herself (on September 2nd) before it was Maggie's birthday at last! Nancy, surrounded by her tribe of women and with the reassuring, loving support of Chris, gave birth so gently and with such grace to 9 lb 5 oz Maggie. Her labor and birth were a true testament to the Hypnobabies program as Nancy remained calm, centered and relaxed the entire birth and to her (and my) surprise didn't even give any conscious effort to her pushing waves -the baby just came down on her own.

After being untangled from another long cord, Maggie emerged from the water and lifted her head to gaze at her loving parents. Big brother Luke met his sister shortly thereafter-- what a beautiful LABOR day! Welcome to the world Maggie!

(Coming soon: a link to a short video of Nancy's amazing hypnobabies birth!)