...I especially wanted to write about the nurse-midwife, Karen Ruby Brown, who attended my birth and kept my son safe when his heart rate declined while being born. Karen was kind and funny and compassionate. She was also stern and an amazing coach as my labor progressed. She was incredibly competent and helped me birth my son during a moment that felt very scary for my husband and me when his heart rate started to drop.
We could not be more thankful for her or our birth experience. I cannot express how much it means to us that she kept our son safe. Enabling me to have the unmedicated natural childbirth I hoped for was icing on the cake.