Sally-Jane Cameron and Yme Tichelaar welcomed the birth of their son while the world watched on Twitter.
I wanted to lie down where I could totally relax and go limp during the surges.
I did a few surges on the birth ball to let gravity aid the process and maybe shorten the time a bit with Yme supporting me from behind.
The bond between Yme and I and his willingness to let go of any male aloofness and just totally be what I needed.
Yme then got into the pool with me. He fed me jelly babies and we had a whole long conversation about a packet of jelly babies being the same energy as a loaf of bread. We were laughing and relaxed.
While I will not say it was without any discomfort, I was coping and at no point thought it was unbearable or agony.
I had to concentrate hard to be relaxed during surges.
At one point I decided to lean kneeling against the side of pool, Yme was behind me stroking my back.
The midwife told Yme to let the whole body be born under the water and then to lift him out onto my chest.
On Sunday 27 February 2011 at 11:45pm, Titus was born into his dad’s hands and straight into our hearts.
The whole birthing time was so full of love and support it was the most incredible experience.
Rachel came straight over to meet her brother.