Gayla Thompson welcomed her son into the world in the front seat of her Jeep Wrangler, with only her husband by her side.
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'I woke up an hour later and my husband was holding out baby boy and I'd missed all of it'
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'My life flashed before my eyes.'
'She slipped into our hands.'
My second child was born at home. Accidentally.
'She had delivered herself while I was asleep. That big contraction the nurse saw was her being born'
The pictures of me following my first birth feel unrecognisable. I don't know that girl.
'You are a warrior. You made life. You brought that life into the world, the best way for you and that baby'.
"He told me it wasn't fair that the hospital didn't provide him with an appropriate place to rest after being awake all night."
Harvey is now a happy, healthy four-year-old.
After my traumatic first birth, I had an elective c-section in a private hospital. So was it worth it?
Mum-of-two Jessica Mudditt opted to go private for her second birth.