I can't believe these things make it onto the news! I mean it probably happens atleast 10 times a day in the Sydney area alone. (I'm sure many of them don't get recorded for they don't call an ambulance. So they probably don't count!) One of them kept coming up as a news update time and time again one night!
I know it's a huge deal to a couple, but it happens all the time!
Anyway, My DD2 was an unplanned homebirth! She was a VBAC baby so my entire labour definately should have been supervised! Apart from the fact it should have been otherwise due to the fact that I have epilepsy!
However it was not due to bubs being impatient. DF continually called the hospital and explained the situation, yet the midwife continually kept saying don't come in yet.
By the time a new midwife came on duty, saying "You'd better get here immediately!" It was morning peak hour! What usually would take 15 min. would probably take 45 min. So the midwife told us to call an ambulance!(There was no way I was even going to try to make it) My contractions were virtually non-stop by then!
I refused to push until the parametics got here but DD2 was born within 2 min. of them arriving. Luckily they arrived within 5 min.
So the ambo. delivered her yet DF had to deal with most of it on his own!