The lovely Jacqueline Boyle with her son Ryan (14 months). Jacqueline had a very healthy pregnancy under the care of midwives. She labored at home until she was about 7 cms dilated and went into hospital with the intention of getting an epidural right away. She was then 9.5 cms dilated and unable to receive one. She says it was the best thing to happen, as she feels wonderful about being able to deliver naturally. Other than pushing for over 3 hours her labor was uneventful. She was told she would need a forceps delivery if she didn't deliver and thankfully he came 20 minutes later. She was able to initiate breastfeeding without issue and nursed until Ryan self-weaned at 10.5 months.