Our first son, Cameron Matthew Moore was born on January 29, 1979 at a birth center in Culver City, California.  We had used the Bradley Method of natural childbirth.  Cameron was delivered by a nurse-midwife.  There was no doctor in attendance.  I cut the umbilical cord after the delivery.  It was not easy to cut.  The cord is a substantial human organ similar to a small snake.  After the birth, we all rested for about an hour.  Then I put Lorna and Cameron into the orange Plymouth Duster and drove back to Norwalk.  The entire process from first contraction to birth took over 27 hours.  I was very proud of Lorna.  She worked so hard for so many hours. [JAM 3/23/2010]