I went to the stand alone Birthing Centre after a few of hours at home. My contractions seemed painful so they examined me and found that I was 2cm. Unfortunately, my Blood Pressure was high so they advised me to go to a different maternity unit, just in case….(guess that made the decision for me, although I really wanted to stay – no one else was there and it was lovely!!).
We got to The Midwife led unit (which is alongside the consultant led delivery suite). And felt I needed to push! Got examined and I was at 10cm (no drugs or gas and air given until now!!!)
We ran the Pool, got me on gas and air and she came not long after!
Because the whole thing was 6 hours long she was a little shocked so she didn’t do that big cry, she was breathing but needed some more oxygen. She was on neonatal unit and I was on the ward which was hard for the first day but now we are both on the ward together.
Thank you for all the training! xx’