Year of baby's birth
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Model of care
Why did you choose this model of care?
Continuity of care, support my choices post dates.
What were your choices for this birth?
Water immersion for labour and birth, Support for normal vaginal birth, Homebirth with a registered private midwife, Unmedicalised birth process, Birth support team of my choice (no visitor restrictions)
How did your birth start?
Spontaneous labour (started naturally)
What were your outcomes?
Attended by my known midwife/doctor, Birth support team of my choice, Water immersion for labour, Water immersion for birth, Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Vaginal birth, Physiological 3rd stage (natural placenta birth without syntocinon)
Details of experience
Birthing at home with my chosen support team and private midwife I felt calm and safe. I laboured mostly on my own in the night which was such a special time for me to spend with my baby working together getting a lot of the work done before waking others. My midwife and second midwife let my body do what it needed to do to naturally birth my baby and placenta. My 3yr old son got to witness his sister being born in our home. The birth was calm and beautiful and once out of the pool I lay on our couch with my baby on my chest still attached. My support team made tea and birthday cake and we celebrated. There was no timing anything or schedule or pressure. It was 8hrs start to finish.