Take a deep breath and don’t panic--unplanned home births are very rare! In six years this has been my second one. If you would like to know what you need to prepare for this event, continue past the story.
I got the call early in the morning: Mama had been experiencing some mild contractions during the night, and she was allowing her husband to sleep in because she wanted him well rested for the day ahead. She was going to hop in the bath, and would keep me posted.