A midwife-supported hospital breech birth.
“At one point a midwife rushed into the room announcing I couldn’t possibly give birth on the floor – “it’s against hospital policy”. She stormed out again not waiting for a reply. Sarah and I looked at each other, nonplussed. Sarah left to have a discreet word with the ward manager – we didn’t see that midwife again.”
“The hospital midwife pressed the monitor against my tummy, even though the baby’s body was by now hanging outside. She was laughingly redirected.”
“In the end, it was not where I had the birth that mattered, but who was with me.”