Babies and Bells AU - Nate's Birth“C’mon, Nealson... Breathe, nice and slow,” Andrea encouraged, one hand laying gently against his husband’s cheek, the other holding his hand. “It’ll make it hurt less, I promise,” he continued, gently caressing Nealson’s cheekbone with his thumb.Babies and Bells AU - Nate's Birth by Cookies-and-Caramel
They’d decided that he had gone into labor early that morning. Now it was close to 4 PM. Nealson was into the transition phase of labor at almost 8 centimeters dilated. He’d done amazing at handling the last ten hours of labor but now it was getting hard for him. It really didn’t surprise Andrea at all, this was the point where most of his patients started regretting their home birth decision and started becoming overwhelmed with the pain.
It was around that time when they really needed the most support and encouragement. Just to get through it until they could start pushing.
“There, good... Just focus on breathing,” the midwife praised. “You’ve got it,