Posted by Carrie Hike
As one woman was being prepped for surgery, she gripped my hands, and whispered to me, "I am so scared." But she did it, and she did it with courage and grace. She focused on me, she focused on her breathing, she focused on her baby, and when her husband was allowed to enter the OR, they focused on each other. And then she let herself trust in the process of birth in a whole different way than she had first imagined in the beginning of her pregnancy.
After her birth, she told me that I could share her pictures. She said that I could share so "other women can see that cesareans can be beautiful, too." If y'all know me, you know that brought me to tears. Her birth was beautiful, and I am so grateful that Mission Hospital practices family centered cesareans.