The pushing stage of my daughter's birth.
She was born on 1.22.11 at home.
A few notes:
1) I wanted to be in that position on my back. I don't recommend pushing on your back, but that's how I wanted to be. I had actually been on my hands and knees and then moved to that position to push
2) I had a partial placental abruption as Luca was born - so any discussion you hear from my midwife after the birth is probably related to my bleeding
3) My husband wasn't there because he's military - he didn't get in until 6 days after her birth
Luca's birth story can be found here: