With Seb, I really wanted a natural birth. My partner Mark thought I was mad, wanted me to book a C-section, but I was determined. In the end, it was horrendous. I had my first contraction around 11.30 at night and knew exactly what it was. What I didn’t expect was for my next contraction to come just 2-minutes later. Turns out I don’t have any pre-labour pains, no warm-up contractions, so I went straight into full-blown labour. Within 2 hours I was in an ambulance and my body started pushing. I couldn’t stop it. I got to the hospital just before 2am, screaming for an epidural, but when they examined me, he was already there. I just made it onto the ward and one push later, he arrived. There wasn’t time to get me hooked up to any machines or give me any drugs. It was so fast my body couldn’t cope. I lost a lot of blood. I had to have a blood transfusion, and took a long time to recover. Overall this natural birth that everyone raves about was a lot harder on my body than the emergency c-section. I was up and about the next day after that.