I employed an independent midwife as I had no support from the NHS for my birth choice. I had a Caesarean section for my first birth and wanted to have a natural water birth at home for the second birth. However, my community midwife and a consultant were very negative about it. I did not want them to spoil my pregnancy and had enough of fighting with NHS over my birth choice. Thus, I decided to birth on my own without any midwifes until I found out about service provided by independent midwifes. My independent midwife gave me all support I needed, spent lots of time with me and gave me reassurance I needed. It was also great to have all my antenatal visits at home in the evenings so my husband could attend. It was the best care I had ever received by any midwife and had an amazing birth experience.