Well i ended up having the baby on the stairs and landing and her being delivered by husband and auntie while our 2yr dd slept through it all!! This was my 3rd preg and went to hospital at 830pm after being in labour in since 6am, but being 3rdpreg was very relaxed,taking painkillers and copin ok.But still non the less in labour. Babys head was engaged an i bowed underneath wen sat on loo. Only to be sent home by a midwife who told me i was too smiley tobe in labour???!!!! and that it could go on for days!! 8hours later baby arrived!!! paramedics arrived 3mins after she was born (7lbs 14oz) all healthy and well. Midwife got there 40mins later. a very exciting entrance into the world.
it was a shock but afterwards was much more enjoyable afterwards at home instead of hospital. all family and friends were round within a hours and rallyed round to help with other dcs through out the day,while i spent day in bed.
Fantastic! What a great story for your DD2 to tell in years to come. Well done you and Dad (and Aunt - hope she's OK too!)
I nearly did the same with my very first DC. Was told by birthing centre repeatedly on the phone that I sounded 'too calm' to be in established labour and that it would 'last for days' and that I should take some paracetamol and have a nice lie down until I couldn't cope any longer. FFS - I couldn't sit!! Anyway I played it all down and nearly gave birth to DS in the car on the 50 min drive to the birthing centre.
midwives sometimes seem to forget that not all women in labour are screaming banshies!