When I was 38 weeks pregnant, I just knew I would give birth soon. I said ‘goodbye and good luck’ to the other expectant mums at the Birth Resource Centre (now the Pregnancy and Parents Centre) antenatal yoga class that Wednesday, and waited with growing excitement. On Thursday evening, I lost the mucus plug, and gentle contractions started overnight. I stayed awake, timing them, though I knew I ought to sleep. I felt so happy – I was going to have a baby soon, and at home!