Then, before we knew it, the evening came and there we were again! Demelza’s waters broke and I started to do all the man things, trying to make myself look completely organised and on top of the situation even though in my head I was shouting ‘sh*t, sh*t, sh*t, here we go again’. Demelza, however, transformed. She was on her birthing ball, app running in the background, TENS machine on, breathing through her surges and I was blown away.
We left home and headed to the hospital about 2 ½ hours later and everything was going so well that when we reached the labour ward, we were told there was no point in filling the birthing pool as baby was on its way. I gave the midwives our birthing preferences and prepared for a fight however they were really supportive. All this time, Demelza was so in control – it was unnerving but awesome to witness at the same time.
I watched our baby girl being born with no pain relief, no stress, and no screaming! It was such an amazing experience; my first thought was ‘we could have another!’