All 3 of my girls were born at home. 1st 2 no issues at all...#1 39hrs(19 prodromal) 2nd 6hrs much easier
With #3 labor was stopping &starting. I had a conization of my cervix quite awhile before becoming pregnant. When my cervix was trying to dilate there seemed to be some scar tissue keeping me from truly opening(2 MW's and a student couldn't even find my cervix for about 12hrs or so
:. Once we heard the POP of that scar tissue giving way things moved right along and we had a beautiful waterbirth. After she was born she seemed to be having a tough time really breathing and pinking up so we decided to transfer. I was really feeling like she just needed a few more minutes but was watching my concerned DH and felt like we should go. My MW was also pretty freshly certified and she didn't have the experience under her belt to make any other call. Long story short... I got DD latched on while they were transferring us to the ambulance and she was absolutely fine there after.
I had yet to deliver the placenta and had to be catheterized before I could do so. Then they manually swept my uterus (after dosing me up on too much pain med) Thankfully the md was a small woman w/ little hands!
In hindsight I would have saved alot of undo stress just giving dd the extra couple of minutes. But we are all healthy and you never know what we could have faced otherwise. I am still trying to figure out why it was we went thru all of that ... what lesson were we being taught???