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Nothing overly strenuous. A leisurely stroll, squats, and rhythmic movements ensued to ease the process. A subsequent check two hours later unveiled a dilation of 4cm around 9 o’clock. We persisted with various activities, including a soothing shower that alleviated some discomfort. At approximately 5 to 6 cm dilation, the doctor opted to break my water, heralding the need for progress.

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Experience Ngwedi’s birth, initially planned for a Cesarean but taking an unexpected turn to a swift and surprising natural delivery. A tale that left us all spellbound.

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Little did I know, the home birth of my third and final baby, Zoey, would be an unpredictable adventure, defying expectations.

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From the start, the dream of a natural water birth fueled my journey into motherhood. Assembling a pro-natural birth team, we eagerly looked forward to the moment of meeting my son

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Complications arose when the attending doctor suggested a C-section, unwilling to support a VBAC. Determined for a positive birthing experience, I chose to wait for my doctor’s opinion, arriving later that evening. The option to labor through the night with a C-section as Plan B set the tone for a night of anticipation and hope.

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Our home birth story reaffirms that plans may evolve, but trust in the mind and body prevails. Armandt’s arrival, the placenta complication, and our hospital visit became integral parts of our unique journey.

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