At 40 weeks Alex woke to what she felt was the onset of labour with strong tightenings and vomiting. By day break everything calmed down. Two days later I got the call, “Our midwifes on their way, please join us!”
When I got to their home, Alex was in the birth pool breathing through her surges and being beautifully supported by her husband, James. As the day grew longer and Alex neared the end, she decided to get out of the pool to try different positions to help move baby down. Alex was growing tired but she gathered all her strength to continue on.
After some time it was clear baby hadn’t moved down the birth canal. Alex agreed to an exam to work out if baby was in a funny position as she was exhausted. There were two possibilities: baby’s head was in the wrong position or baby was breech. An ambulance was called and Alex calmly transferred to King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women along with her incredible birth team.
While at hospital a quick ultrasound revealed baby had indeed flipped and was in a breech position. They discussed their options and made an informed decision. Alex and James were prepped for theatre. Baby would be born via cesarean.
I joined them a week later once they were settled back at home to document a beautiful postpartum session in their birth pool.
View the incredible birth of Harry below:
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