This birth went so smoothly. I arrived at the hospital at around 7am, around an hour after Maeve and Dave. Maeve was a first time mother and she couldn't have handled it any better. Of course, she had great support in her doula and my friend Theresa Armstrong. She never panicked or lost control. It's been said that most people do more research when buying a car or a stereo system than the birth of their child. Having a good understanding of the birth process erases many fears and gives the woman confidence in her body's natural abilities. I think Maeve understood this.
Dave was an excellent support for his laboring wife. He was always calm and attentive, even when things got a little intense. He was also really good for empathetic shots of his face. Thanks, Dave!
The birth of sweet Henry William Brewer was a very good one. He was so blessed by the way he was brought into this world.