The birth, all in all was a very positive experience – A. was with me throughout labour and the birth, except for when he went for meals. We were also really happy with the midwives at the hospital and the way they did everything. It was just wonderful to have a second stage with the epidural wearing off, where I was not in much pain but actively feeling and managing the birth. And how amazing when he came out – he was in such a hurry, the second midwife did not make it. Thank you again for offering to be there. I’m sure it helped a lot knowing that there might have been that option. It was also really helpful chatting things through with you beforehand.