Sunday, September 18, 2011

January Parents

A baby is due today.
We met with the very young couple yesterday--
they are confident as they approach
the threshold of Parenthood
for the first time.
As we listen to the baby's heart
and check his position,
the dad-to-be is
he looks up with a smile or two
every once in awhile,
then goes back to whomever has
his attention.

They have no questions.
Taken no classes--
not on birth
not on parenting
not on anything.

Mama is content
in her world--
"I trust my body to do this." she says.

I firmly believe she will have the birth she needs.
Whenever that time is...
it's not soon, tho.
Not tonight.

What about you?
Did you take any kind of birth or parenting class
before you had your child?
I've let this site go unattended much too long.
I'll be adding my doula experiences this week.
Thanks for coming!