200 Utah Births

2004:  My first year in Utah and I got to enjoy 29 wonderful births.  Even the best hospital birth pales in comparison to an out-of-hospital birth.

2005:  During 2005 I was blessed to be at 48 births, and I christened 2005 “The Year of the Good Bottom” because I only needed to repair five small tears. 

2006:  I was very excited to reach my 100th Utah birth milestone with the lovely birth of Shaun Ethan in May !!!! Because some of the January 2007 children wanted to be tax deductions for their parents 2006 ended with a total of 64 beautiful babies. My “perfect” bottom record wasn’t as good as 2005 but still exceptional by anyone’s standards. Eleven bottoms needed minor suturing help after the birth, although there were more “skid marks” in 2006. One of the things I’ve observed is that almost all the births I attend the babies have hair. Even parents who were both bald at birth are having hairy little offspring. I’m not sure where all the hair comes from but maybe that’s what’s causing the skid marks. : )

2007:  This may have been the Chinese year of the “golden pig” but it was also the year of the big baby. My record in 2007 was a 10# 15 oz. little boy. And on one night two moms both gave birth to 10# 8 oz babies!  2007 ended with the birth of 42 new babes. 

2008:  In March 2008 I started my fifth year practicing in Utah and am looking forward to an office that’s bigger than 7 x 12.  My couples can soon stretch their legs out.  I’ve really enjoyed the home births and was thrilled to meet Lorna, a little 9 pounder and my 200th baby, on a hot summer night.

3 Responses to “200 Utah Births”

  1. Rebecca says:

    I would never call Max an ordinary pig… I was thinking more of a delightful golden piglet. : )

  2. Cynthia G. says:

    So does that mean that you are calling my 10# 8ozer baby a pig? 🙂

  3. Jennifer says:

    Thank you, Rebecca! Just to let your guests know – I’m the mom of that 10 lb. 15 oz. baby boy and he is walking now! I think back over my experience of delivering “Bear” and I am just amazed how well everything worked out. We got there about 6:00 am and by 7:30 am “Bear” was safe in my arms and we were napping comfortably with Daddy. It was an AWESOME experience. Even now, when I tell people of my experience – their jaws hang open and they can’t believe I didn’t need any medical intervention. Rebecca carefully monitored my progress and I knew that if anything did happen that couldn’t be handled in the Birth Suite – that medical help was 5 minutes away.

    With 3 robust and active boys now, I have my hands full, so at this point I have no intentions of needing Rebecca’s services anytime soon, but I always reccomend her to all my friends and even strangers that I meet.

    Congratulations on your new site and best wishes for your practice, Rebecca.


    David and Jenn

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