Friday, October 17, 2008


I'm totally for natural birth, but this is beyond anything I could have imagined. I can't really think of a reaction to this video besides the word "wow." It's a video of a woman in labor, sitting on a bed singing Michael Olson's song Psalm 23. Her 7 year old daughter is shooting the video while Mom sings and (I think) Dad plays the guitar. She has two contractions during the song and sings right through them. Breathtaking.


Michael said...

i put off watching this because i didnt think id be prepared to at first... but it wasnt exactly what i was expecting... i was expecting a few burst or screams halfway through... "la la la AAAAHHH la la la AHAAAHAHA that hurts la la la!!"

Hillary Dickman said...

Yeah, isn't it amazing how calm she was? Scott videotaped me while I was in labor with Callie and the only outward signs of contractions were a few slow and minor changes in position and a couple of quiet, deep breaths. Other than that I pretty much looked like I was asleep. Not exactly what we think of when we think of labor. I, though, would NOT have been able to sing worship music through it all.