Year of baby's birth
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Model of care
Why did you choose this model of care?
To have control over my care and birth at home and recieve continuity of care and support.
What were your choices for this birth?
Water immersion for labour and birth, Homebirth with a registered private midwife, Unmedicalised birth process
How did your birth start?
Spontaneous labour (started naturally)
What were your outcomes?
Water immersion for labour, Water immersion for birth, Instinctive pushing (ie not coached), Grazing/1st-2nd degree tear, Vaginal birth, Physiological 3rd stage (natural placenta birth without syntocinon)
Details of experience
There was no way I was going to birth in a sterile hospital with bright lights and strangers watching and touching me during my most private and vulnerable experience. I birthed at home in privacy and safety in my own time in a birth pool and went straight into bed with my healthy son! I took full power over my choices, care and health.