A Las Vegas Birth Birth Center Story

I am so excited to share this beautiful Serenity Birth Center birth from May 2021 with you all!

I am about a year behind in my blog posts, but does any of the last two years really count? I don’t know about you, but it feels like two years of crazy time warps and so many unknowns, which has certainly kept me on my toes!
Yes! Las Vegas finally has its first free-standing birth center! It has been a long time coming and so much hard work, blood, sweat, and tears for April Clyde and her amazing birth team. She fought for years for this facility and this gift to our community. Finally, Serenity Birth Center officially opened its doors in the spring of 2021.

Las Vegas birth center creates safe environment for families

I was so excited when asked to document this beautiful birth story. This first-time mama was away from her home country and her partner, which made documenting it all the more important in being able to share her birth story with her family. It was another birth story altered by the pandemic. Through our communications, she was able to share her wishes and the moments most important to her. Her sister would be her main support, and she also wanted that special relationship documented.

Be sure to read through to the end to see their beautiful birth film!

Serenity birth center las vegas birthing suites
woman talking to her husband via facetime as she labors
including husband in birth when out of the country

I got the call that it was finally time on an early morning in late May, and I quickly jumped in the car and headed to the birth center where she had just been admitted. Would you believe that in the first image in this blog post, she was in active labor and 6 cms?

Her partner was able to join via Facetime and exchange some emotional support and encouragement.

midwife and sister offering support while a mother labors in the tub
turning inward during contractions for pain control
using water spray in the water during labor
las vegas birth center with large birthing tubs
use of oxygen during a birth center birth
physical support in labor from sister
pushing in labor at las vegas birth center

The special bond between these two sisters was so beautiful to watch.

laboring on the toilet las vegas birth center
using the toilet for fetal rotation

As is common with many first-time mamas, things were moving along quite well, and labor stalled a bit. Physical position changes were made, and the baby continued to be monitored. I believe this is when mamas really need that emotional support because they can start to doubt themselves and their bodies. but April’s calm presence and professional care held her during this period.

midwife listening to heart tones while patient labors on toilet
labor positions using toilet

Once her little guy made that final fetal rotation, things moved pretty quickly, and she was quickly moved from the toilet to the tub, where she quickly gave birth. All with daddy on Facetime!

april clyde delivering baby at las vegas birth center
mother holding her baby for the first time after birth

Look at this healthy boy! Just under 9 lbs!

little loo photography las vegas
checking baby's heart rate after home birth
beautiful birth center birth las vegas
sister holding baby for the first time
sweet moments with family members after birth center birth las vegas
weighing the baby at Serenity birth center las vegas
newborn exam birth center las vegas
newborn measurements during home birth
sister's after a las vegas birth center birth
breastfeeding support at Serenity Birth Center las vegas
assistance with breast feeding after birth center birth

A Las Vegas birth center birth story.

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