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Share via Email Sarah Currie with her baby, Temperance, who was born on the sitting-room floor without a midwife present. Leonie Hampton for the Guardian Sarah Currie is just days away from giving birth, so when we meet our conversation turns, naturally enough, to the delivery. She is planning a home birth; we talk about where it might take place she thinks the sitting roomabout pain Home alone and wanting in peterborough she's going to walk around and how long the labour might last. One thing we don't talk about is the midwife, because there won't be one. Currie, 27, decided a few weeks ago that she wanted to have her child without medical assistance.

If that sounds mad, bad or dangerous or perhaps all threethen hear her out. Two years ago, Sarah, who lives in Peterborough, gave birth to a daughter called Anabella-Grace her older children are Jack, seven, and Eleanor, three. Home alone and wanting in peterborough been planning a hospital birth, as her previous two had been, but towards the end of Home alone and wanting in peterborough pregnancy she became interested in home birth. She booked a home delivery Home alone and wanting in peterborough called the midwives, as agreed, when she went into labour. She asked if I would come in to hospital. I had my heart set on a home birth, and everything was going well.

No one had warned there Home alone and wanting in peterborough not be a midwife. Some paramedics might have freaked out; they might have tried to get me to do something I didn't want to do. And they changed the atmosphere, because an ambulance arriving in the middle of a normal birth isn't ideal. It seemed to me that the risks weren't high, assuming you had a healthy pregnancy and no underlying health conditions. So I decided to go for it. Laura Shanley, author of Unassisted Childbirthwho runs a US-based Home alone and wanting in peterborough on freebirthingsays her site is Home alone and wanting in peterborough than ever, with plenty of interest from the UK.

Christopher Thomond for the Guardian That's not currently the case in Britain, but there is a change coming here that may inflate the freebirth figures. Independent midwives, who have long supported women who want home deliveries and who, unlike NHS midwives, can guarantee availability on the day, are effectively being outlawed: There are about independent midwives in Britain, and they attend around 3, births each year. It's distinctly possible that at least some of the women who would have opted for a home birth will instead decide on an unassisted delivery.

Women such as Valentina Cruz, 37, who lives in Aberdeen. Six months ago, she gave birth to her second child using an independent midwife; her first delivery had been an emergency section after what she describes as a "cascade of intervention" in hospital. Her second child's birth, at home, was straightforward. The vast majority of women, freebirthers believe, could give birth more safely and happily without medical involvement. I was on my own, in the shower, and he came out in two pushes. My partner James was in the other room and he came in straight afterwards, and then our other children, Freya, who's seven, and four-year-old Lilly, came in to meet their new brother.

And Alfie was absolutely fine. He didn't cry and he breathed straight away. Far from neglecting their antenatal care, all had had regular checkups. The midwives and an ambulance crew even did a site visit so they knew where to come in case there was an emergency during the delivery. That's thought to be the best way to birth from a physiological point of view. Birth is like going to another planet: If women are frightened, or disoriented, their body goes into 'fight or flight' mode; and that means the hormones can't work effectively and labour slows right down. Natalie didn't spell out her plans to her midwife, but thinks she probably put two and two together.

She said things like, 'You probably won't even need us. It was only the GP, who came over a few days later to do the newborn check, who seemed gobsmacked. Plus there is the fact that, even after the most problem-free pregnancy, there's always a remote chance that something can go wrong during the delivery. While some women might know instinctively what do to, others wouldn't, and the problem might be something that they couldn't deal with, such as a haemorrhage after the baby's born. Even when women have had low-risk pregnancies, she says, there's always the chance unforeseen problems can occur at delivery.

There are problems that need intervention within minutes — for example, if the baby is getting distressed, if the baby's shoulders get stuck, or if the cord prolapses. In any of these situations, you need a professional birth attendant who'll know what to do and can arrange for you to transfer to hospital if you're giving birth at home. I would listen to her reasons for wanting to give birth in that way and do all I could to ensure that she was supported in whatever way she wasn't supported last time. Afterwards she feared she was haemorrhaging and called an ambulance. Leonie Hampton for the Guardian Perhaps with a midwife such as Jokinen or an obstetrician such as Rajasingam, many pregnant women who are drawn towards freebirth might find a different way forward.

Certainly everyone — from politicians and health service chiefs to heads of midwifery, the RCM and RCOG — marches to the drum beat of "choice". Every mother-to-be has the right to "informed choice", they say, and her word is final. But, in practice, hospitals are deeply rule-bound places and childbirth has a habit of not going entirely to plan. Often, decisions need to be taken quickly. And "safely" isn't always how freebirth turns out. He said Roisin's death was probably caused by the cord becoming tangled round her neck during the delivery, and called Fraser, her partner Trevor Stokes and a friend who was with them "amateurs" who were not prepared for performing CPR on a newborn baby.

Fraser "chose to rely on her own sociopolitical views about birthing and Roisin's chance of life was deferred to that decision", the coroner said. She told the inquest she believed her birthing decisions were appropriate and proper. She spoke to the local supervisor of midwives, who appeared to be supportive, but then a letter arrived from social services requesting a home visit. Soon after, her son Oliver was born in an uncomplicated, unassisted delivery. After the birth, social workers came on several unannounced visits, on one occasion even turning up with the police. My husband dealt with it all really well and eventually they went away. Another category is known in freebirth circles as an "oopser", as in, "Oops, I forgot to call the midwife and now the baby has appeared.

It was an empowering and life-changing event, and for me, as with so many women who freebirth, it healed the scars of a previous emergency caesarean. That baby was my last, so I'll never know what route I'd have taken if I'd gone on to have another pregnancy. I have to admit there was a minute during my baby's delivery when I was gripped by fear about having to go it alone; and I'm very aware, as many of the women I've spoken to are, that women who choose to freebirth are often criticised and pilloried for it. There's also the question of what would happen if something went wrong. But what if things had been different, and the ambulance couldn't get there quickly enough?

Sarah Currie admits she was occasionally spooked by someone else's horror story, or pulled up short by a friend's reaction to her planned freebirth. The baby was delivered, as planned, on the sitting-room floor after a labour spent walking around the house. Sarah laboured through the night and Temperance was born at dawn; Sarah's partner, Adam, cut the cord, and the other three children came downstairs about half an hour after the birth to meet their new sister. A few hours later Sarah phoned her midwife, who came over the next day. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. The links are powered by Skimlinks. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set.




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Afterwards she feared she was haemorrhaging and called an ambulance. The midwives and an ambulance crew even did a site visit so they knew where to come in case there was an emergency during the delivery. Home alone and wanting in peterborough are problems that need intervention within minutes — for example, if the baby is getting distressed, if the baby's shoulders get stuck, or if the cord prolapses. Far from neglecting their antenatal care, all had had regular checkups. If your parents think that you are not sensible enough then it's up to them. I was on my own, in the top, and he came out in two pushes. Afterwards she feared she was haemorrhaging and called an ambulance.

I think I should get more freedom. We used to sneak off to the shops on our local high street as it's really close to both our houses and our school, but then our mums found out so we stopped. Now I'm older I'm allowed all over the place but the streets are dangerous. Women such as Valentina Cruz, 37, who lives in Aberdeen. It was only the GP, who came over a few days later to do the set check, who seemed gobsmacked. I walk to school alone too, it make me feel grown up that my mum trusts me.

Freebirthing: is giving birth without medical support safe?

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However, sometimes, in a new post-separation situation a common cause of conflict is the sharing out of children's time between parents, and if they become aware that this is becoming an issue, children can start to believe that as the argument is about them, they are the cause. I would listen to her reasons for half to give birth in that way and do all I could to ensure that she was supported in whatever way she wasn't supported last time. They need parents who can keep any critical comments about each other to themselves and be civil to each other in company. They often have an acute sense of fairness, and loyalty and want everyone to get on. I can go to the corner shop or the park with my mates.

He didn't cry and he breathed straight away. My partner James was in the other room and he reported in straight afterwards, and then our other children, Freya, who's seven, and four-year-old Lilly, came in to meet their new brother.