Wednesday, May 30, 2007

South of the Border

This photo is from the third baby that I have received with my own hands as a midwife apprentice in Mexico. It was a very exciting moment for both of us. The mom, is named Ruth, it was her second baby and the labor was longer than expected. After spending alot of time in bed, I encouraged her to get up, and I put on some Merengue and we moved to the music until the baby was ready to be born. I love the mom's giant smile in this photo!

-- Lauren Beam, apprentice midwife in Mexico

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