I was looking forward to a water birth throughout my pregnancy, but also realised circumstances may have prevented us from doing so in the end. With my due date been & gone i was booked in for induction on the 30.01.07. Thought my chances were fading.
A tape was inserted at 7.30am releasing the hormones slowly. I was sent to maternity where i began to feel mild contractions by mid morning, getting stronger thru the afternoon. By 5pm, contractions had picked up, stronger & more frequent.
At 7.30pm my wonderful midwife Maria did an internal to find me 4cm. She asked if i wanted my waters broken or see how things go. If my waters were broken & meconium found, i wouldn't have been able to use the birth centre or pool. I decided to risk it, she broke my waters, they were all clear...bubs doing well.
I went straight into the shower in the birth centre, whilst Maria filled the bath. Contractions became really fast & full on after waters broken. I got into the bath with DH about 8.15pm and our beautiful baby boy made his way into the water at 8.58pm. I could see his head between my legs and waited for the next contraction when he floated out into the water, i lifted him out from the water and onto my chest with my wonderful DH cradling us from behind.
It was amazing, intense and absolutely beautiful. I looked up to my mum who was filming with the video camera and said "I did it, I did it..." over and over again.
I had no pain relief and was home again 5 hours after the birth.
Koby Dane born 30.01.07 @ 8.58pm.
3.802kg (8lb3oz) 56cm HC 34.5cm