It was like having a great friend by your side...
Jenny Rogers, Oklahoma City
We chose OU Midwifery because we wanted to attempt a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section). After having a C-section to save the life of our second child, I knew that I could do a VBAC and just needed someone who believed we could do it and who would watch us every step of the way.
When we started our visits we were seeing a midwife that would soon be leaving the OU team so we started to get to know the other midwives that would be a part of our care during this exciting time in our lives. It was so nice to meet each and every one of the midwives. They all made us feel welcome. Once we met Deb, we knew that we had a great match. We saw Deb for the rest of our visits. She is great. We never felt rushed as we chatted with her and even with our other children in the room playing in the curtain. She became a great friend to our family.
Fast forward to delivery morning. We arrived at OU already dilated to a 7, at 3 in the morning. Deb was on call. We got to the labor delivery room around 6 a.m. and Deb's shift would be over at 8 a.m. I got my epidural at 6:30 a.m. and Deb continued to check my progress. At 9 a.m., she came in and told me to change positions. I could feel that the baby was moving down and contractions were getting harder. Deb checked me again at 9:45 a.m. and we had progressed to a 9. At this point, we started chatting about when the baby would come and asking about food. We all made a deal that this baby should be born at 11 a.m., so we could get lunch. At 10:45 a.m., Deb came in and checked and we were at a 10. Ready to go. She guided me in pushing and after four pushes we met our son at 11:03 a.m.
Deb had stayed with us through our son's birth. It was like having a great friend by your side. I am so glad that I chose to have my third son via VBAC and had a great guide and friend in Deb guiding me along the way and making this delivery more memorable than my first vaginal delivery.