hello all! my beautiful baby Jude was born 2:02 am Monday 1st October at 38 weeks. After labouring at home for nearly 48 hours, including in the birth pool, I was finally transferred to hospital for the last hour of labour due to a very long (4 hour) second stage and my contractions running out of steam, plus my waters broke early Saturday morning... it was traumatic going to hospital but I'm pleased I still made it thru the whole thing without any pain meds or surgical intervention - just the syntocin drip at the end. My baby needed a little help to get breathing properly and was diagnosed wtih jaundice plus given antibiotics bc of my membranes rupturing so early...i stayed with him in hospital till we were finally discharged last night! What a journey. Amazing support from my partner, sister in law, mother in law and fantastic midwives who did everything they could to support me to give birth naturally. SO divine to be home with my lovely little one!