The birth of Illyria Karmen Mason 11.14.12
This is my 7th natural birth, 5th unassisted birth and 2nd girl!
For those who haven't read the birth story to go along with this video you can find it HERE
A bit of background for those who haven't read the story. My body started pushing about 2 hrs before but I was tired so I found a position that made the contractions light enough that I could relax through them without pushing (usually they are so strong I don't have this option). This was the 4th or 5th contraction after I changed positions and my body started really pushing.
The video starts when my friend happened to turn on the camera on the exact contraction where she was born. My husband Charlie is doing the hip squeeze because I have horrible back pain when pushing.
Excuse the kids bed heads and the shaky video, it is just a little flip camera and my friend Sam was also taking pictures and wrangling kids!