Year of baby's birth
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Model of care
Self-managed (no registered care provider)
Why did you choose this model of care?
I did not want to engage with the system. Was confident to do my own prenatal care and seek professional support only if I deemed it necessary. I felt confident and safest as the expert of my body and baby.
What were your choices for this birth?
Water immersion for labour and birth
How did your birth start?
Spontaneous labour (started naturally)
What were your outcomes?
Water immersion for labour, Water immersion for birth, Grazing/1st-2nd degree tear, Vaginal birth, Planned freebirth
Details of experience
Free birth is not for every woman but it was definitely the right choice for me. I felt so comfortable with my choice to stay home and it all went perfectly.