Positive birth story:
We welcomed Adeline into the world at 311pm on the 20th Jan. 6 hours labouring all up. 37+1 weeks and 6.6 pounds.
I was in bed at 615am in the morning and ruptured my membranes spontaneously. My husband was out on a bike ride at the time so I called him to come home. I only had slight period-like discomfort at the time. I went back to bed for an hour with my tens machine on. I spoke with my OBGYN who came to the house on the way to work at 745. Everything was fine, but she wanted me to go to the hospital at 900am to have the monitoring put on and check things out.
At 900 I started having some tightening which I assumed were contractions and we started making our way to the hospital. At 945 the midwife told me I was in established labour and I wouldn’t be going home. Everything was very bearable at the time and my breathing was all I needed to get through surges that were 3 mins apart.
At 1130 we were...