Jody Sugrue (Ohio University)
This is Megan Henderson's first homebirth. Her husband, Dennis, comforts her just before she undresses to get into the birthing tub that he built for her in their living room.
Dennis holds Megan in their tub that he built specifically for underwater birthing.
Megan Henderson sits in a birthing tub in the middle of her living room while her husband comforts her and while her children look on.
In the homemade tub in the living room of their townhouse, Megan Henderson and her husband Dennis take a moment in between contractions.
Megan Henderson and her husband collapse into eachother after the 7th hour of childbirth. Megan decided in the end to have her baby in her bedroom.
It's a Boy
The family gathers around the bed to see the newborn baby boy. Megan's sister leans over to get a closer look while Megan's husband Dennis proudly looks on.
Dennis, Megan's husband, gently places the newborn boy on her belly while the children gather around to get a closer look.