Year of baby's birth
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Model of care
Why did you choose this model of care?
What were your choices for this birth?
Water immersion for labour and birth, Support for normal vaginal birth, Unmedicalised birth process
How did your birth start?
Spontaneous labour (started naturally)
What were your outcomes?
Attended by my known midwife/doctor, Staff I didn't know attending me, Water immersion for labour, Water immersion for birth, Induction/augmentation of labour, Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Vaginal birth
Details of experience
I had a very empowering and beautiful water birth with my first daughter. A few things I would have changed if I’d have known better would have been staying at home longer, declining ARM (which was offered after I had been in hospital for quite some time and I postponed it for 4 hours but didn’t feel I could fully say no), and declining active management of my placenta. Otherwise though, I was so stoked with that birth experience, I just know more now and would do things differently.