Heather's homebirth story
My water broke at 8pm on Saturday night. I was in the kitchen and I heard a funny sound, like paper tearing. When I looked down I was all wet! I called our midwife and she was at another birth 2 hours away. We talked on the phone for a while and decided to call another midwife to come and "labor sit" until she could get there.
The backup midwife arrived and we talked for a couple of hours and then decided a little after midnight to go to bed and try to rest. I went to our bedroom and tried to lay down but that was so painful. I couldn't lay down for my entire labor. I woke my husband up and he pressed on my lower back through the contractions.
At about 1:30am I was checked because I was feeling shaky, nausea, etc. I thought all right I'm already in transition. I was only at 4cm. Our midwife arrived at about 4:30am. I labored all though the house. I really found comfort in the bath tub. I got in twice during labor. We decided that I needed to be more upright so I tried many other positions. I finally ended up on the toilet for the last part of labor. It was so comfortable that I was able to sleep between contractions.
I started pushing at about 1:30pm on Sunday. We tried many different positions for pushing also. I have a flat pubic bone and it felt as if I was pushing up against a brick wall for a long time. We finally found the magic position that worked for me and delivered a wonderful baby boy at 3:50pm.
I LOVED giving birth at home. It was a wonderful experience that I hope to repeat soon.
Joy, & Raspberry Leaves
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