Testimonial for Ruth Green

Ruthy attended the birth of my tenth child (and my first home birth!) in June 2012.  As soon as Ruthy arrived she immediately began asking me about what types of comfort measures I preferred during labor. All I can remember saying was that I just didn’t want to feel alone and it helped to always have someone touching me in some way. While on the birthing ball and sitting tailor style on my bedroom floor, Ruthy stayed right behind me, applying counter pressure to my lower back during contractions. She was very conscientious about not bumping me or stopping the pressure before the contraction had subsided.
Once in the tub, I was hot, so Ruthy kept cold washcloths on my head…she had even gotten a big bowl of ice water from my kitchen to keep the rags cold. Whenever I was in a position where my head was near the tub faucets, I always felt Ruthy’s hand there, covering the faucet to keep me from banging my face against it. One of my main supports during the birth and memories after the birth was hearing Ruthy praying over me and encouraging me while pushing (as I asked her to). With the speed of the labor, my baby’s being two full pounds larger than my others, shoulder dystocia, a Wood’s Screw maneuver and a PAC Pull to help baby emerge, it was physically my most traumatic birth, but with Ruthy’s support I felt the most supported and connected that I ever have during a birth.Ruthy’s presence at this birth was a huge blessing. The empathy she has gained through her own twelve labors is absolutely invaluable. So much of what she did and said seemed to be automatic and intuitive, just moving along with the flow of the labor. After the labor, she took care of the details of cleaning up, and getting things ‘settled’ for us for the rest of the night. I felt well ‘mothered’ by Ruthy during this time.
 

-Julie

January 10, 2013

a photo from Ruth Green

Ruth Green

Graceful Birthing of Virginia

Birth Fee: $1300

Postpartum Rate: $35

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Postpartum Rate: $35

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