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My SECOND home birth story

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Kidsaplenty
Sister love

Member since 2/06

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Stephanie

My SECOND home birth story

On Sunday at around 2 p.m. I started having contractions that were about 10 minutes apart and were really painful.
I waited 2 hours before I called my midwife. She said to try rocking on my hands and knees to try and turn the baby, since she was posterior and that was causing my back labor. DH got home around an hour later and started filling up the birthing pool.

By 6 my midwife arrived, and the contractions were still 10 minutes apart and very painful. She determined that my baby wasn't actually posterior, but that she had her head tilted the wrong way, and that was causing my painful contractions and was the reason she wasn't moving down. So we used the birthing ball, squatting, etc. to try and get her to position herself correctly. I was in a lot of pain, and the contractions weren't getting any closer together.

At around 8ish I asked to be check and I was 4 cms and 100% effaced. I got in the birthing pool and felt 1000 times better. By around 10 the contractions were every 3 minutes and I had progressed to 7 cms. I labored in the pool until 12, when I had the urge to push.

I tried pushing, but it hurt so so much. I couldn't even believe the pain I was in. Nothing that had worked in my previous labor worked to ease the pain. I felt hopeless and started crying. I was so overwhelmed by the pain, it felt like labor was never going to end. Everyone calmed me down, and convinced me to keep pushing. I tried pushing for an hour, and at about 1 a.m. on the 26th I had a breakdown. If you've ever seen movies with a woman in labor screaming and cursing, well that was me! Chat Icon I started yelling that no one was helping me, that they better get me to a hospital for my epidural. I begged DH to drive me there on his own. They kept explaining to me that at 10cm they wouldn't give me the epidural, that I'd have to push through the pain. I begged them to break my water, because I felt like I was making no progress with my pushing with the bag intact. They did, and told me to lay on my bed and try to rest since I had been up for almost 20 hours at that point.

I laid down and DH laid next to me and just rubbed me head and shushed me to sleep. A few minutes later I had the intense urge to push, and I flipped over on my back and started pushing with all my might. I felt her head descend very quickly. My midwives weren't prepared at all they didn't have their gloves on yet. They told me to stop pushing but I yelled at them and kept doing it. They ended up catching her with the chux pads! She came out screaming and wiggling, with a full head of curly black hair!

Amelia weighed 8lb 6oz, and was 20 3/4 inches long! She took to breastfeeding right away, and has been sleeping and eating great so far! I'm really sore from all the work I did to get her out, but overall I feel really great!


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Message edited 10/27/2009 12:26:22 AM.

Posted 10/26/09 9:22 PM
 

MrsScott
So in Love

Member since 1/09

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Name:
Shawna

Re: My SECOND home birth story

ahhh congrats she is beautiful

Posted 10/26/09 9:26 PM
 

Lara&Aidansmommy
For mom i miss u ETC ILOVEU

Member since 3/07

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ETC I LOVE YOU

Re: My SECOND home birth story

You are a strong womanChat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon your baby girl is soooooo gorgeous God bless herChat Icon

Posted 10/26/09 9:32 PM
 

Blissful
Ultimate Expression of LOVE

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Name:
Maria

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Yay Stephanie! I'm so proud of you!!!

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Welcome Miss Amelia!!!

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Posted 10/26/09 9:38 PM
 

Rycois
Blessed with 2blue/2pink

Member since 12/05

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Name:
J

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Congrats!! She's beautiful and congrats on another home birth!!

Posted 10/26/09 9:43 PM
 

katiebug
I'll love you for always

Member since 2/08

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Name:
Katie

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Congrats! She is beautiful! You should be so proud of yourself!

Posted 10/26/09 9:44 PM
 

Grill
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Member since 4/09

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Name:
J

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Great Work Mama!!!!! Be sure to get plenty of rest. Congratulations. She is absolutely beautiful!

Posted 10/26/09 10:00 PM
 

LoveyQ
Stalkers, get a life.

Member since 11/07

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Re: My SECOND home birth story

Wow! Congratulations! Precious baby!!!

Posted 10/26/09 10:09 PM
 

Briannasmommy
Love her so much <3

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Name:
Christina

Re: My SECOND home birth story

congrats Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/26/09 11:22 PM
 

HighHopes
U are my best Christmas gift!

Member since 3/09

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Name:
Kathy

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Awwww I cannot imagine how difficult this must have been to go throughChat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon! Little Miss Amelia caught everyone off guard Chat Icon! She is simply precious!

Posted 10/26/09 11:26 PM
 

pinkandblue
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Name:
Stephanie

Re: My SECOND home birth story

so glad you got the labor you wanted....congrats, she is a doll Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/27/09 1:17 AM
 

saraH
happy birthday sweet kate!

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I know that God exsists, I held her in my arms...

Re: My SECOND home birth story

She is a beauty and I love her name! Chat Icon

Congratulations!

Posted 10/27/09 7:23 AM
 

Costamom
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Name:
Kim

Re: My SECOND home birth story

What an amazing story! Good for you for working through it, and what a prize you got in the end! She's gorgeous!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/27/09 7:49 AM
 

kahlua716
3 Girls for Me!

Member since 8/07

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Name:
Keri

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Oh! She's just beautiful Chat Icon


Congratulations!! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/27/09 9:02 AM
 

KangaMom
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Re: My SECOND home birth story

Amelia is Beautiful Chat Icon You are Amazing!!! Many Blessing to you and your Family Chat Icon

Posted 10/27/09 9:02 AM
 

RandiG
Love my Boys!

Member since 7/09

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Name:
Randi

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Congrats, she is a beautiful baby!

Posted 10/27/09 9:03 AM
 

neener1211
:-)

Member since 4/07

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Name:
J

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Congratulations!!!!!! Just the story made me tired, you should be so proud of yourself for all that work!!!!!

Posted 10/27/09 9:05 AM
 

nferrandi
too excited for words

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Nicole

Re: My SECOND home birth story

She is beautiful! Congrats! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/27/09 9:08 AM
 

maybesoon
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Re: My SECOND home birth story

she is beautiful!

Posted 10/27/09 9:11 AM
 

twinkletoes807
Mommy's Girls! ♥

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Name:
Gabi

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Congratulations Mommy!! Your DD is simply gorgeous!! Welcome to the the world Amelia!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/27/09 9:12 AM
 

JennCo
My greatest joy is my baby boy

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Re: My SECOND home birth story

that's an amazing birth story, you go girl! Chat Icon your little girl is beautiful!

Posted 10/27/09 9:32 AM
 

bluekat16
My boys :-)

Member since 3/09

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Name:
Kathy

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Congrats!!! She's adorable.

Message edited 10/27/2009 9:35:01 AM.

Posted 10/27/09 9:34 AM
 

munchkinfacemama
LOVE

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Michelle

Re: My SECOND home birth story

What an incredible birth story!!!! Congrats, she is beautiful!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/27/09 9:49 AM
 

BellaRock
I am all the Me I will ever Be

Member since 5/06

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Name:
She who shall remain nameless

Re: My SECOND home birth story

Congrats Chat Icon Chat Icon She is adorable.

Posted 10/27/09 9:55 AM
 

shiv
Twinsanity!!

Member since 5/07

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Name:
Shiv

Re: My SECOND home birth story

congrats! and Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon to you for all your hard work!

Posted 10/27/09 10:07 AM
 
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