I felt incredibly lucky that we were both ok

Where did you give birth or where was the birth you witnessed?
Hackney, London

Can you describe where your/the birth was?

I started off in the birth centre. When the baby passed meconium we had to move to delivery suite.

Who was present at your/the birth?
My partner and best (female) friend

Can you describe the experience of giving birth or watching the birth?
Going through labour with both my partner and friend (and amazing midwife) supporting me throughout the whole process was incredible. It felt insane and surreal at times but I wouldn’t change anything. We had electronic tealights and Bjork playing in the delivery suite. I came close to having a water birth, but ended up having my daughter 8 hours later in the delivery suite. My daughter was whisked off for tests on the other side of the room, but I could see her eyes wide open and she seemed so alert. I felt incredibly lucky that we were both ok.

 

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