A lovely, hard-earned birth yesterday. We were in one of the two new LDRs at Magee. I have to say, the inclusion of the poorly-executed jacuzzi tubs was a nice thought, but not anything to write home about.
Three-hour second stage -- dang, that's so exhausting and frustrating for mamas! The very-patient midwife (seriously, she was 100% positive and reassuring and encouraging) said that one of many things she would change about childbirth education curricula is to emphasize that especially with first-time vaginal births, a 2, 3, or 4 hour second stage is not out of the range of normal.
Congrats to E. and D. on their lovely, beautiful daughter... with one beautiful name for each our of pushing!