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Moments of truth are personal. They happen in different ways for everyone, and for different reasons. Have you ever wondered about the way other people approach their health and their care? Below, check out stories from real people like you about their experiences with the US health care system and with midwifery care. You can also share your own here.

Got me through it!

I was having really painful back labor due to a posterior baby. I wanted a drug free birth so my midwife gave me sterile water injections so I could rest. After many hours of laboring, I began to ask for an epidural regardless of my birth plan. Instead, she convinced me to sit in the tub & recommended to breathe low, etc. As my baby was crowning, she asked one of the nurses to open the blinds so we could all see the beautiful sunset! She has such a calming effect that I needed, I was so grateful that she was there to deliver my baby!

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