All 8 pounds 3 ounces of him. Both mother and baby were stable and completely in awe of each other. It was much like the countless births that I had attended with Lisa in California. The rooms were well equipped with a competent staff and even a Jacuzzi tub that you could actually labor in. What was different was that everyone worked collaboratively (doctors, midwives and nurses) in the best interest of the patient. There was no arguing, no egos; just compassion and respect of the true miracle at hand. I like to call it Compassionate Birthing.