Thank you for asking, I have an interesting story to tell about this birth/passing. After calling baby's passing, my mama called a friend of hers who is an extremely homebirth friendly OB, this OB had originally given mama my name and number. She is so homebirth friendly that if a patient of hers ask about homebirth she tells them if she were having a baby she would birth at home. OB knows all of us and encourages us to birth at home but she prescribes misoprosotol in case mama does not want to wait for spontaneous labor. My mama thinks about it and decides to do the miso because she works outside the home, we live in a small community, people would constantly ask her about her baby and not the least reason why, she is 37, this was her first time pregnant and she wants to try again, soon. Birthing baby sooner than later so her cycles can resume is a forethought in her mind. She wants me to attend her. I wholeheartedly agree, we make all the plans for a sweet birth/passing but another one of my mamas, 2nd baby, 39 weeks has begun leaking a little water so I ask her to wait till this baby has been born before taking the miso. No problem. Only thing is 2nd time mama leaks fluid for a couple days with no labor! So, on the third morning 2nd time mama calls and says ok, it's happening this morning. An hour later mama who's baby has passed calls and says, I took the miso an hour ago!! She has no contrx's or signs of labor and the dose was very light so she agrees to wait to do another dose until after I call and tell her 2nd time mama has birthed. Off I go to attend mama and her sweet 8lb. girl who was born outside in the tub with a nuchal hand (hence the leaking fluid and slow to start labor for 2 days) when finally I can check the phone, there are lots of messages. Other mama got extreme chills and a high fever and papa called me knowing I was at a birth, but a little panicked about his wife and said he was putting her in the car and going to the hospital, 1.5 hours away from their house. I could hear mama in the background of the message, moaning and I know she is also having contrx's. Next message is mama, calm and serene, saying they had their baby girl in the car (we did not know sex) and they were awaiting my call. She didn't even make it half an hour away, her fever broke in the car and she had some strong contrx's and her mom and her husband were with her and her mom climbed over into the back seat to help her daughter birth their tiny breech baby. Papa couldn't even pull over. She put baby on her belly and kept her damp with a towel so her skin wouldn't peel and told Papa, turn around and go home we'll wait for April. They got home, mama birthed the placenta, they oiled baby, sang to her, named her Emma, and enjoyed just being in her body's presence for the day. It was perfect. When were able to we compare birth times we discovered her baby and my mama's 2nd baby were born at the same time. Papa told me the whole experience was empowering and made them so strong and closer together. They took Emma to be cremated and she was returned in a little heart shaped silver box. They cannot wait to try again and want to have a homebirth more than ever now.
Life is an amazing journey isn't it?