Two days after projected due date: Birth is from the side view and no nudity. Samantha woke at 6:30 am suddenly, I felt her sit up quickly. She said "Patrick, my water broke!" I said "Are you sure?" "Either that or I just peed a whole lot in bed" With that I called Wendy (Midwife) and left a message. Then I began to setup the living room for the birth. Soon I had everything setup, even the pool. Just no water yet. Wendy had called me by then and asked me to wait on the pool.
Samantha had other ideas however. She said the baby was coming and I needed to fill the pool because she wanted in. So I began filling the pool and boiling a very large pot of water to adjust the temperature with.
Samantha got in as soon as it was warm enough and said it helped a lot with the contractions. She got out to use the toilet but abandon the mission halfway through because she said the pain outside of the pool was too great.
Invited guests began to arrive and congregate. Then as Samantha progressed quickly, the congregation began to look at me with great concern. Sam had begun to say she wanted to push. So I called Wendy and asked her when she would be there, and She told me to check to see if I could feel the babies head. Indeed I could. She said she was already on her way and would arrive shortly.
I don't remember what time she got there, but it seems like samantha had the baby about an hour after her arrival.
Sam gave birth 4 hours after her water broke and pushed for 20 minutes.
This video gives me chills every time I watch it. I hope it inspires you the way it does me.
Birth is not an emergency. Home Birth is not dangerous.