It is a joy to work with a client who is in
harmony with her primary care provider.
Whether she chooses a Midwife or an OBGYN, when the relationship is
created intentionally and thoughtfully, a wonderful childbirth experience
This weekend, I was present at a beautiful VBAC (Vaginal Birth
After Cesarean) with Dr. Judy Banks in the role of care provider.
Dr. Banks brings patience and humor, along with deep respect for the
laboring woman to the bedside (or, the birth-ballside).
In the 30ish hours that my client labored, Dr Banks stayed at the
hospital. She checked in frequently, looking at my client for cues to her wellbeing, not the fetal monitor screen. It was a blend of my client’s deep faith in herself and Dr.Bank’s skill and expertise that created a beautiful VBAC experience. I sit
in gratitude and joy that my client had the birth experience she wanted. But even if unwanted interventions became necessary, they would have been suggested from a place of compassion and performed with loving hands. And so, an empowered birthing experience would have been co-created regardless of whether the baby was pushed out or lifted out. Gratitude to you, Dr. Judy Banks and to all who love women and support their healthy journey into Motherhood.