Unbelievable Mom Gives Birth to 11-Pound Baby–At Home
Home births leave a lot left up to the unknown–with no emergency medical care available, labor can be a bit of a gamble. But those in favor of the practice say home births protect a woman from unnecessary drugs and episiotomies and that remaining in a comfortable, relaxed environment helps the birth to go smoothly. And it definitely can—even in unique circumstances. Just take it from one Washington state mom, Natalie, who recently gave birth to a whopping 11 pound, 2 ounce baby boy in the comfort of her own home.
While Natalie’s birth story took place over a year ago, it was only recently shared by the Facebook page Love What Matters And it’s been getting a lot of attention on from moms and midwives alike. It’s no surprise; the average newborn weighs in at only 7.4 pounds (for boys). According to Natalie’s birth photographer, they thought the baby might be on “the bigger side, just not an 11-pounder.”
Photographer Laura Fifeld, who shared the post, captured each stage of Natalie’s labor, from laboring on a ball and laboring in a pool to reacting to the new baby’s gender (which they kept a surprise).
“[Natalie’s] Spokane home birth was so empowering,” Fifeld says “With no interventions, internal exams and no tearing, she safely delivered their 11-pound, 2-ounce baby home at home.”
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