Coleen decided to give birth via a home water birth in their bedroom. Because of a pandemic, hospitals do not allow husbands or companions inside the delivery room. That was a "deal breaker" for her. She wanted Billy, and even her dog, to be with her as they welcome the new addition to the family.
Giving birth at home was also in tune with her whole lifestyle. Coleen has just been used to doing things the natural way, including getting her prenatal vitamin by eating healthy food. Still, her birth team prepared for any emergency that may come up.
During pregnancy, Coleen also preparing for breastfeeding, eating food that can aid in lactating and taking classes about caring for a baby. Now that baby Amari has finally arrived, she can apply the things she learned.
Congratulations, Coleen and Billy!
This story was updated on September 10 at 5:57 p.m.