It was a long hard labor, and Momma’s strength and determination in having a natural birth (in the water) was amazing. She labored more than 26 hours unmedicated–not including the time between her water breaking and being admitted to the hospital. She is so strong! This was the birth that I joined when things started getting really intense… and stayed for 35 hours. I got to know her family really well, and she certainly had a strong support system behind her!