Astrid Ann Currie
16th December 2022
Born at 39+5
Peterhead Community Midwife Unit
Spontaneous Labour and Water Birth
It's Go Time
My waters broke at around 1am on Friday 16th of December and we left for the hospital around 3am, once my contractions indicated that I was in active labour.
We were waaay too early though as contractions slowed during the car journey, and took a couple of hours to ramp back up once we arrived at Peterhead Community Midwife Unit.
Working as a Team
I was examined at around 8.30am and was around 4-5cm dilated so the midwives then began preparing the birthing pool for me.
Trusting the Baby
I went into the birth pool at around 10am and Astrid made her arrival at 4pm weighing a healthy 8lbs 1oz.
In total I was in labour for around 15 hours.
It all went really well and she's doing great.
I'm happy to share my story and hopefully it helps someone else feel positive and look forward to their birth!
From a Brilliant Birth Partner