My birth history is as colorful as a rainbow!! lol
Davie (DS #1) was born at a hospital based birthing center. At the end his HR started decelling and the DO used the vaccum. Now mind you I had no drugs on board -- yeee-ow-zah! I had a 4th degree tear beyond the episiotomy. Not fun!
Donovan (DS #2) was born via c/sect after being induced because my water had begun to leak. Labored pain med free for the majority to the experience, but finally got an epidural because quite honestly pitocin ctx are monsterous! Everything went down hill. Stationary labors and I do NOT mix. Got stuck at complete. C/sect for FTP and then afterwards the sOB said my 9½ lb baby would have been never born vaginally. He was too big.
Then I got smart about birth and became a doula. Assisted many women, my fav. were VBAC mamma's, and found what i really wanted from birth.
Gabriel (DS #3) was born at home, in the very bed he was conceived, after an intense labor. My boy had a nuchal arm -- his arm was up and around is neck -- which made for a very intense labor right off the bat. Pushed for 20 minutes and all 10lb 2oz were born and passed into my awaiting hands.
This will be another planned homebirth, VBAC homebirth, VBAC waterbirth (?) -- whatever you want to call it. Call me crazy, but I look forward to giving birth again. I look forward to discovery all 10 tiny toes and all 10 tiny finger. And who knows, this one may be born without the "extra" parts.