Rebekah and Ryan welcomed their first child into the world, a boy, Elijah Charles at Austin Area Birthing Center South. This healthy boy weighed in at 8 lbs 4.5 oz and 21 inches long. His parents are overjoyed at his arrival. Rebekah's labor began with her water breaking 38 hours before the birth, so it was long and tiring but Rebekah did an amazing job coping. Fortunately she had a patient and wise midwife who helped Rebekah to follow her body's lead. Rebekah had been interested in birth, especially natural birth, since she was a little girl, and she got to have the beautiful and empowering natural birth that she had dreamed about for so long. It was such a pleasure to work with this sweet couple and help them on their journey to parenthood. Congratulations Rebekah and Ryan!