Mostly positive experience. I stayed at home as long as possible whilst in labour (husband with me). When I arrived at hospital it was 1am and my husband was with me all of the time. I did not want to be left alone and I'm not sure how I would have reacted had he been sent home. Our beautiful little boy was born at 7.55am and we were all home as a family by tea time that evening. I would have liked to try a water birth but due to raised bp I was treated as 'high risk' and not allowed to try this. I did use a tens machine and Gas and Air, normal uncomplicated delivery.