We achieved a drug free home birth so I'm over the moon about that, really thought I would end up transferring to hospital because it’s so common. The midwives were so great, there was poo in the waters but instead of packing me off to hospital they were happy to monitor us closely at home. They continuously monitored Lola's heart beat which was strong as an ox throughout.
I had a wobble at one point - Lola was moving down ready to be birthed and it became so intense for me that I came to that point where I said I cannot do this! Fortunately this is the `transition’ stage so the midwife examined me and found I was ready to go!
Overall it was a great success, I was in active labour for only 3ish hours and HypnoBirthing® was so helpful especially in the days leading up and early part of labour. Lola is such a happy and relaxed baby and we are all totally smitten with her.