Melissa's birth story
 

Both my daughters were born at home with aboriginal midwives attending. They were so great.  I was never told what was going to happen to me, it was always my decision.  I found the compleat mother after my first daughter was born .  She was never vaccinated.  I allowed my second daughter to have a vitamin K shot but wouldn't do it again . Anyway I was 12 days overdue, been having braxton-hicks for a month and 2cm plus for as long.  I turn over in bed and hear a "pop".  Contractions follow.  I get out of bed.  Now I remember that feeling-this is for real. Its 5 am . I wake my husband up.  Contractions are 2 min apart. We call the midwife.  She comes really fast as I had previously told her about my dream where she didn't make it in time.  I sit in a rocker till she gets here (half hour). Then labour really starts.  She says lets go in the bedroom to see where were starting from. The other midwives are already setting things up in there.  She checks me-I'm 8-9cm.Baby is born at 8:01 am. Husband catches baby.  A beautiful birth. One of the midwives makes me breakfast.  I didn't even miss a meal.  
 
  Melissa Hill ,  Ontario Canada

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