Guest post by Emi S.
My name is Emi. I am an immigrant from Japan. When I gave birth for the first time, I was 40 years old. It was biggest challenge of my life … I mean the “birth” part. My feelings were a mix of hope and fear. I read so many books and tried to get ready for the birth, but when the time had come, all my knowledge was gone. I needed someone to hold my hand and support me with love.
On April 15th, 2009, in my home, Kaz was with me. I was all alone in my house, and she was the first person to come be with me. She held my hand, gave water to me, wiped my sweat, and comforted and supported me. She prepared the birthing pool and she helped me to soak in the water. It gratefully relieved my labour pain. After 8 hours of labour, my baby was born. It was an amazing experience.
After the birth she made a Japanese omelet which I will never forget. I felt like I was with my mom who was about 5000km away. I felt comfortable at home with reliable people with no interruption at all. It was just perfect and everything I had always wanted for my birth. Thank you Kaz for the big support and love!