My hubby and I had planned to have a natural waterbirth at home, I had two midwives as we moved in the middle of my pregnancy. My first midwife was wonderful, she was like a second mother to me and with her we had planned for a waterbirth in the living room of our second story apartment. Fast forward a couple months and we are settling into our new home an still searching for a midwife in our new area who would do a waterbirth... we finally found one! (Funny thing is, I had found her before we moved but never really confirmed anything.) My new midwife, who was about 2 hours away from where we live is an absolute doll! She is like the sister I never had! The prenatal visits all went wonderfully and as my due date grew closer we all became more excited! But then, my due date came and went!! I was getting really anxious, but a week later with my mom coming to visit for the birth and about 30 minutes away from the house I went into labor. My husband inflated the birthing pool and began heating up the water to fill it. After my mom arrived, I finally called my midwife to tell her that I was for sure in labor. My midwife arrived with her assistants at around 2 am, (I went into labor around 10:30 pm) I continued to labor both in and out of the pool, using a birthing stool, birthing ball and just being on all fours... I eventually wore myself and my daughter out enough to where my midwife thought it was best if she got us to the hospital. (And that was at about 12:30 -1:00 pm) I labored for a couple more hours and gave birth to my DD all naturally at 3:45 pm! It may not have happened the way I had planned for but it was still a wonderful and breathtakingly beautiful experience that I wouldn't change for the world!