My Husband Caught my Baby.

I loved my home birth.  One of the best moments was when I was lifted out of the birthtub with my baby coming out.  Once I was repositioned on the futon my son slipped out right into my husbands loving hands.  There was something so natural and easy about this moment.   I really do not think I was truely aware that he would be the one to be on the recieving end, and we did not plan on him being the “catcher”.  It just happened.

I know that all men do not want to be in the roll of catcher, and not all women want to birth at home.  I feel lucky to have been able to experience my husband being truely involved in this life changing process.  It brought us closer together. After the birth of our son we had reached a new level of  intamacy I never could have imagined.

My husband is a man of few words, but here is what he has to say about the experience.

What was the most difficult part of the homebirth for you?

DH: Waiting.  Probably the most difficult part of any birth.

What was your most memorable moment from the homebirth?

DH: Catching him.

How did that feel for you?

DH: Organic.  Natural.

I love this man.

Jessica Teesdale


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