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For the birth of my son I planned a home birth. My opinion was that I was pregnant, not sick so I wanted my child born in the warmth of my home. My son dictated other path although. After 24 hours of labor my midwife recognized early signs of distress and we transported to a nearby hospital that my midwife had a relationship with. My transport was calm and relaxed, not frenzied or with the attitude that something is "wrong". My son was born after another 24 hours by cesarean. This is not the path I would have chosen, but my son is healthy and I give my midwife all the credit for her early identification of a potential problem. Also her diligence in establishing a relationship with a hospital and OB/GYN made my son's birth in a hospital more bearable.
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