Defying Gravity: A triumphant birth at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

"Mama, you carried your sweet one for ten full months. You danced through the day, labored into the evening, and carried on through moments of great fear and worry. You persevered through the dark of night and through great uncertainty. There were moments, with head bowed and arms outstretched, that he almost appeared to pray over you and your child. One breath at a time, you arrived at the door. One push at a time, you brought him down. And on your own two feet, your husband's strong support behind you, you brought him into the world and into your arms. The way you looked and touched him, it was as though he'd been with you all along. This birth story, it almost defied gravity. Welcome home, sweet family."