Valentina's bright eyes and big smile captivated me the moment I met her. We talked about babies and birth over tea (or maybe it was coffee?) at Steam, a local coffee shop here in Denver. Valentina knew she wanted the birth of her baby captured, and I was so honored that she had asked me to join her on the birth of her first baby. Valentina's support person during her birth was her mom, and it was incredibly powerful to see the two of them work together to bring this sweet little boy into the world. When I arrived to Mountain Midwifery Center, Valentina was already around 6 centimeters dilated. Her labor progressed quickly (especially for a first time mom) and before long, it was time to push. One of the things that I love about working with the midwives at Mountain Midwifery is that they encourage mom to push in a variety of positions until she finds the one that works for her. Valentina pushed on the bed, on the birthing stool, and then finally...in the water. Baby Lincoln was born and went straight from the water into his mother's arms.