Samuel Harper born at 12h45 on the 27th October 2010 .
Amber went into the hospital the night before to have an induction at midnight. I arrived in the early hours of the 27th Oct and we walked around and her labour had started and was established.
Amber was so in tune with her body that the labour progressed well and I did the usual things like warm face cloths and counter pressure and the birth ball. Amber did have a few emotional issues from her previous birth which was a home birth that had ended up in hospital with a gynaecologist.
When we got over the fact that this was a new birth she was in a far better place. I was sad that the midwife at the hospital put her birth fears onto Amber and encouraged her to have an epidural which is what she choice and this did not go well. She was sweating profusely and much of the epidural did not go into her back. This caused a problem as Amber felt pain down her one leg and we had to keep turning her to allow the pain relief to work. A tense time for all!
When Amber was ready to push the gynaecologist turned off her epidural and allowed some time for her pain relief to wear off. Amber felt disconnected to her own birth which was very disappointing but Sam was born healthy and all was forgotten. He was born at 12h45 with the cord around his neck. He breast well from the beginning. He is an easy baby.