I conducted a wonderful gentle birth experience this morning both for the mother giving birth and the University of Cape Town (UCT) medical students attending at Mowbray Maternity Hospital. Mom Zikhona pushed spontaneously for under an hour and was well supported by the team of medical students and myself. A Baby boy, born with mom in the side lying position and weighing 3700gms, was in great shape. The cord was not cut till after the physiological birth of the placenta, so baby received all of his own stem cells!! Zikhona recovered quickly and soon lifted her baby into her arms and put him to the breast. When we left, she was smiling happily and thankful for our assistance!!