Water Birth Story

I nursed Tara, called the grandparents, and about 40 minutes after the birth, the midwives arrived and everything was fine. They checked me, found just one little tear that didn't need stitching and they checked Tara and she was fine too.

My older boys, Cees (4.5yo), and Tim (2.8yo) slept through all this! Pretty amazing, since I was really LOUD the last 10 minutes before I started pushing.

So our birth was a little bit more alternative than we had planned for. We had planned a home birth and got an unassisted home water birth. In hindsight we are glad it happened this way, it was really special to do this together and this was our best birth of the three we have had.

I really liked having a water birth. I had always thought that I did not want a water birth. Laboring in water sounded OK to me, but giving birth in water seemed kind of strange. Well, I have changed my mind, and now I am even considering a planned water birth next time!

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