Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 12 p.m.
“We were lucky,” say parents of baby born in Morris Village
Brady Marshall Warren is most likely be the first baby ever to be born on Mercury Street.
Although he’s quite a baby, already able to hold up his own head, sporting curious eyes and weighing a healthy eight pounds, Brady’s entry into the world was turbulent.
The practice of giving birth at home has, in Jamie Michael Warren’s own words “been happening all over the world for hundreds of years,” yet the Warrens believed that Brady was to be delivered at the Ottawa Hospital, like his sibling.
It all began on January 17, 2019, on Melanie Leblanc-Warren’s due date. The family rushed to the Ottawa Hospital following the beginning of contractions. “Once we got there, we were told that she was just thinning out,” said Jamie. “We were also told to come back to triage in two hours.”
The Warrens made their way back home, in Morris Village. “We drove right through a snowstorm,” explained Jamie.
“We got home at about 6:30 p.m.,” added Melanie. The latter, who was now experiencing 30-second contractions every two to three minutes, decided to take a bath, hoping to alleviate the pain.
By the time she was in the bath, contractions were now lasting 50 seconds.
Then, just before 7:30 pm, Melanie’s water broke.