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July 31st, 2009, 06:28 PM
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Zane & Jude's mama
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Location: UK
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Was it what you had planned for, hoped for or expected?
It went pretty much as planned: water home birth, left alone the majority of the labor except for BP checks, heartrate checks and 2 internal checks and the 3 hours in the birth pool. It was more than I hoped for, it went sooo well, it was beautiful and peaceful and gave me such a high, still does. I'm so proud of myself! But other than that I didn't know what to expect with pain and labor, since it was my first baby. Homebirths are amazing. We love them. They are so totally for us and I'm so glad we decided on one and got one!

Did anything go different than how you had hoped/planned for it to go?
At first we wanted the midwife we saw the mst in attendance but she was at my friend's birth so we got the other midwife who we met/talked with first, but we are so glad and thankful we got the first impression midwife. She was the perfect fit. Not really, except for being in labor for 26 hours. I hoped it'd be shorter, based on family history of shorter labors. But that's ok.

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