Once he was born, the midwives helped me out of the bath and into my bed. It was so special to be able to crawl into our very own comfortable bed right after he was born and lie together the three of us having skin to skin time before my husband cut the cord. The third stage of labour was a little tricky, my placenta took about 45 minutes to come out and had to be aided by some medication that the midwives gave me to give me some contractions. I lost quite a bit of blood during this process but all was cleaned up in no time, and I felt cared for and safe with my midwives taking no chances.
After labour was finished and the three of us lay tucked up in bed, a huge tropical downpour of rain began for about an hour…it was so cosy and kind of romantic in a way. A good friends little boy (aged 4years old), knick named Luca “Luca Rain” after the huge down pour on his birth day and the name has kind of stuck now between close friends and family.
It was probably a week before we left the house with Luca and there was something so special about the fact that Luca was both conceived and born in our first family home together.
PS I would like to thank you Katrina. Reading your book was the beginning of an empowering transformation preparing me for the birth of my first baby. It was so refreshing to read positive birth stories instead of being bombarded with everyones horror birth stories. After reading your book, my husband and I also went on to complete a Calm Birth course which complimented many of the theories you speak about in your book. Our son was born at home, 100% naturally in the bath and it was hands down the most incredible experience of my life. Thank you for reminding me that we are born to do this and giving me the confidence to trust my body.