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  • Cindi Denbow

The Birth of Jude Allan

On January 14 Todd and I (Nina) welcomed our first child into the world. Jude was born on January 14th at 6:42 p.m. He weighed 6lbs 10oz and was 20in long.

At three in the morning on January 14 my water broke but I was not having contractions. I rolled over and told my husband (Todd) what was going on and then went back to sleep. At 9 a.m. I called the office and told Christina what was going on. Cindi wanted me to come in and confirm that my water had broken and receive my first round of antibiotics. After receiving the antibiotics and confirming that my water broke we headed home. We knew we would have to return later in the afternoon and receive a second round of antibiotics. Once we left at 1 p.m. the contractions began and increased in intensity by 4 p.m. I returned to GBO at 5 p.m. and received my second round of antibiotics. On the ride over I knew I could not make another car trip from Milton to the birthing center. Todd and I were planning on staying in a hotel next to GBO but Cindi suggested we stay. The offer was a great relief to me. Upon checking we found that Jude was going to be here much sooner than expected. The pushing began and he (Jude) was born at 6:42 p.m.

We were able to welcome our son into this world in a peaceful and intimate manner. I want to thank all the ladies at Gentle Birth for helping us welcome our son into this world. I also want to thank everyone in helping us through our breastfeeding struggles. Your support and encouragement has been a blessing.

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