Today we were back to work after a sleepless night. The air was filled with moans and groans – three mothers were in labour all night long. It is a full moon tomorrow night so no one is surprised! We woke up sleepy but ready to dive in to well child checks. We worked with the head midwife all morning checking 30+ babies. In the afternoon, we assisted a woman who had been labouring here for 16 hours with no real progression (baby wasn’t descending and she was at 1 cm the whole time). The midwives let us pull out all of our naturopathic modalities and doula skills (herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, positioning) but unfortunately there was little movement with our efforts. In the end, she decided to be transported to the hospital but was so incredibly grateful for all the care she received. Tears streamed down her face as she repeatedly thanked everyone. We were sad to see her leave but it seemed to be the best decision- she had worked so hard for so long and was at the end of her rope. Send your best wishes into the universe for this momma please!