Ever since I was young, I always knew I wanted to have a natural childbirth. So when I got pregnant, my husband and I began to research natural childbirth methods. I then learned about the Curtis Method, and it changed my pregnancy, and my life. I was so confident that everything would go perfectly. The midwife checked me during labor and said, “Wow I’m so impressed by you! You’re at an 8 and you are so quiet!” It was complete euphoria. I birthed the placenta easily and sat in the tub while the cord pulsated. Ivan cut the cord when it was time and he held our precious Ivy while the midwives helped me to the bed. It was beautiful to breastfeed my daughter with my husband at my side–truly a dream. I feel so grateful that I was able to do a natural birth and that everything went so well and so quickly.