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Andrea is joined by her husband, Andres, and her midwife Beth Cannon. Andres shares his perspective on the first two pregnancies and births. Beth weights in on the final weeks of prenatal care and preparation for the upcoming home birth.
Andrea begins feeling intense surges but they are spaced far apart. As the day progresses her technical brain is at odds with her primal brain and she isn't totally convinced labor is starting. Midwife Beth Cannon weights in on the unique challenges of being a midwife for a fellow birth worker.
After many hours of intense contractions Andrea is 3cm. Hitting a wall of exhaustion and disappointment she decides she needs some solitude and rest. As contractions continue to intensify Andrea fights the urge to vomit. Midwife Beth Cannon describes how vomiting can actually help labor progress ...
As labor progresses in the tub Andrea's surges are still seven to ten minutes apart but she feels the urge to push. Laboring on her knees with her husband manning the hip squeezes the angle is tricky for midwives to assist in the delivery but that is no problem for Andrea.