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A midwife I know has 11 kids and she has gone in her bathroom and gotten in the bathtub with some of them and delivered with no assistance. Seems kind of strange to me, because my husband and I both freak out when it comes "time" and we would collapse to think of going it alone. But it's no big deal to her. I'm just glad nothing has gone wrong.
a former L&D coworker of mine had a similar but different story- with baby #2 (about 20 years ago, I think) she had ONE contraction and felt the urge to push. So she got into the empty tub so she wouldn't make a mess, yelled at her DH to call 911 and grab some towels (then yelled at him to get the OLD towels when he brought her the pretty new ones!). She had been in L&D for a few years already, so she said she was a lot calmer than he was. Got a nice ambulance ride to the unit she worked on cuddling her brand new baby girl in her arms. It was a cute story, she told it better than I can, lol.
I took care of a term baby in the NICU a while back who was born in the front seat of mom & dad's car on the way to the hospital, just a few minutes down the road. Beautiful baby, she was just in such a rush to meet everyone that she just couldn't wait to be born but apparently, in her excitement over her very first car ride, forgot about that whole breathing thing for a few minutes
(She did well once she stabilized and went home happy & healthy about a week later)