Emily’s Third Baby, Lauren, Born at Home

Lauren was born at just past 41 weeks. Labor was fast and furious – about 4.5 hours. It was exactly what the midwives had said is common for third labors. Unpredictable! Some contractions were far apart, some very close together. Most were very intense, but there were a few surprisingly light ones mixed in. I’m so glad we set up the tub earlier in the day because I started pushing right after I got into the water. She was born after several long pushing contractions. Oh, the relief! We are all so thankful for this sweet girl and her two big brothers, all born at home with the Mother to Mother midwives!