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Nearly 42 weeks into her pregnancy Anne's labor starts, but twelve hours in the contractions have not picked up much. Anne ponders what to do next with guidance and support from her midwife, Blyss Young.
15 hours into labor Anne has only progressed to 3 cm as contractions persist every 10 minutes. As the hours pass, Anne draws upon the memory of her husband surviving a gunshot wound for strength and courage.
As labor extends into the second day Anne throws her back out. Her contractions are now causing intense back pain and vomiting. Midwife Blyss Young takes Anne to Dr. Berlin's office for bodywork and adjustments to help relieve her back pain.
48 hours into labor Anne leaves Dr. Berlin's office with less pain and having an easier time surrendering to her surges. She starts to relax but before she can get to sleep, things pick up again and a few hours later she starts to run a fever.