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Sister love

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My Homebirth Story

At around 11 a.m. I started to feel mild contractions. I went about my day, doing laundry, mopping the floor, etc. Then at around 12:30 they got really intense. I called my midwife and told her to come over because I knew I was in labor. DH started to set up the birthing pool and I rocked on the birthing ball. The contractions were about 5 minutes apart at that point.

My midwife got to the house at 1:30. She set up all of her supplies and helped my DH get everything ready. Her assistant came shortly after and helped me through the contractions. They weren't that bad, I was able to laugh and talk in between them. I decided to eat something so I could keep my energy up and I felt so good afterwards! Around 2 I asked her to check me and I was 6 cm and 100% effaced.

I labored on the birthing ball until around 4 when I asked to go in the pool. It felt like HEAVEN! The contractions were coming at every 3 minutes at that point, but I barely noticed them. The water helped so much, I still felt normal. I was talking, laughing, and barely noticed each contraction. I got out of the pool around 5 to go to the bathroom and thats when the contractions really intensified. My midwife checked me before I got back in the pool and I was 9cm.

After that I entered into another world. My contractions were right on top of each other and were very painful. The one thing I did that helped tremendously was to sleep in between the contractions. If you're attempting a natural birth, try to sleep in between. I think thats what helped me have the energy to push.

At 5:45 I felt the urge to push. I tried several different positions in the birthing pool but couldn't find one that worked. My midwife suggested the birthing stool and I decided to try it. They set it up against the bed and DH sat so he could support me. They helped me out of the pool and once I sat down the baby's head descended pretty quickly. I wrapped my arms around DH and really started pushing at 6:10. Our little boy was born at 6:18 p.m. He weighed 8lb 8oz and was 20 inches long. He has a full head of hair and blue eyes. He started nursing right away, and has been doing great with it.

I'm so happy I decided to homebirth this time. I've never felt better after giving birth, and it was such a great experience. If we were to have another baby, I wouldn't think twice about doing it again.

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Posted 2/9/08 9:28 PM


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Congrats! And wow what a fast delivery! Your very lucky! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/9/08 9:34 PM

My 4 girlies

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Wow everything sounded like it went very well for you!! Congrats !!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/9/08 9:35 PM

Peace out Homies!

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Gerty ®

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Wow...what a quick delivery.

Posted 2/9/08 9:38 PM

How did she turn 2 so quickly?

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Blessed Mama of Kristina Elena

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Wow... what a smooth delivery!!!!!!! I'm soooooo happy for you....

Another Feb mom down!

Pics pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee

Posted 2/9/08 10:09 PM

My Everything

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I'm so excited you had the birth you wanted. It sounds amazing! I'm envious.

Posted 2/9/08 10:41 PM

Love her so much <3

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Posted 2/9/08 10:44 PM

My Loves!

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Awww what a great story! Congratulations!!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/9/08 10:47 PM

Earned My Bragging Rights!

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What a Beautiful Birth Story!Chat Icon
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Posted 2/9/08 11:43 PM

April Baby Girl is Here!

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holy cow - so glad it went so smoothly

Posted 2/10/08 7:24 AM

Back on Board.

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What a positive birth experience! Thanks for sharing and welcome little baby boy!

Posted 2/10/08 7:55 AM

Liam's Mommy!

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Wow. What an amazing an encouraging birth story. Congrats!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/10/08 8:18 AM

Our family is complete

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Wow - congrats!!

You definitley succeeded at something I could never do

Posted 2/10/08 8:36 AM

Texting king

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What an awesome story. Glad you had a great delivery.


Posted 2/10/08 9:15 AM


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Congrats on your new baby! Glad you had a great experience.Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/10/08 9:38 AM

Here's to new beginnings

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It sounds like you had a wonderful delivery! Congrats! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/10/08 9:57 AM

Drama Momma

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Wow, that sounds like such a wonderful experience!!!!!Congratulations on your little boy!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/10/08 10:08 AM

Happy Days!

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Sounds wonderful!!! Congratulations!

Posted 2/10/08 11:50 AM

s'il vous plaît

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what an amazing birth story! congrats!!

Posted 2/10/08 12:18 PM

Mommy to 3 boys!

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what a great story! congrats.

Posted 2/10/08 12:34 PM

whole lotta cute...

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congratulations on your baby boy! glad to hear everyhting worked out great for u with your homebirthChat Icon

Posted 2/10/08 1:51 PM


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Posted 2/10/08 3:55 PM


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What a wonderful story, thanks for sharing.

And congrats on your little angel!!!!!

Posted 2/10/08 3:57 PM

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way to go mommy!!!!!

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Posted 2/10/08 4:19 PM

LIF Infant

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Wow!! What an amazing story! Congrats!!

Posted 2/10/08 4:32 PM
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