Birth Stories

Melissa - posted on 08/30/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Now that most of the August babies have arrived does anyone have a birth story they want to share?

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Stephanie - posted on 02/08/2012

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My son Austin wasnt due til October 24th but came August 13 at 12:30 in the morning. Here is my story....

I cant remember when my high blood pressure started..i think it was around 22 -23 weeks pregnant. I was working full time and i woke up every single morning with a headache. One morning, I went to the nurse at work so she could check my blood pressure. I told her Ive been waking up with headaches every morning and i heard it could be pre-eclampsia. She checked it and it was really high. 160/110 i think it was ? She then told me to sit down and checked my legs and feet and said i was really swollen. She called my doctor and they told me to go to them. I did and was put on BP med. and was then considered high risk. My blood pressure seemed to stay up there though so i had to be seen about twice a week. Well, around 27 weeks, at night i started to get really bad pains. It was like a horrible muscle pain that went through my ribs, to my chest, to my back and shoulders. It hurt so bad i was up all night bawling and didnt get to sleep til about 8 the next morning. I talked to people on facebook and everyone told me that he was just in my ribs. And pretty much laughed it off saying it would only get worse. Stupid me believed them.. A night went by with no pain so i was actually thinking he was just in my ribs. Well i had the pain again the next night and i had a doc. appointment the next day so figured i would suck it up and just go to the doctors the next day.

When i went she checked my blood pressure and then just looked at me and told me to lay on my left side for about half an hour. She came back half an hour later and checked it again and it was still high. She then said that i had protein in my urine and sent me for lab work. I went in for that and they said they would call me the next day with the results. Well as soon as i got home the phone was ringing. It was my doctor...she said my lab results were back and told me to get to the hospital ASAP. I didnt ask her why...i just called my boyfriends work and told him to come home, we needed to get to the hospital.

We got to the hospital and she checked me and everything. Then i got put on magnesium and they said it was to stop preterm labor. I wasnt sure what was going on. Then a bunch of doctors came in and said i had sever pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome and i was getting life flighted to a different hospital and probably delivering my baby that night.I was terrified.The whole pregnancy i had a gut feeling that something would go wrong. I looked on youtube every week of videos of babies born preemie.

Welll we got to the hospital and i had so many doctors come in and talk to me. The magnesium was in full effect now, and let me tell yah, that stuff is HORRIBLE. I seen like 3 of each doctor. I couldnt concentrate on anything they were saying and felt like i was burning from the inside out. They drew blood work and said they were going to try to keep him in there as long as they could. Every day, it seemed as if i was getting better. The doctors were in awe because they said usually HELLP get worse..not better. I was in there from Monday-Friday just hearing that i was getting better. They did more blood work and said that I was slowly getting sicker. They then started to induce me...it was so uncomfortable. They did the balloon thing...that expanded and came out when i got to 4 cm. ( sorry, i dont remember any of the correct terms lol) The nurse came in and checked me and said i was an easy 7 cm and she said the baby was coming. I had horrible back labor. They couldnt see any contractions because it was all in my back...but i kept saying "believe me, im having them!!" I didnt want to get the epidural because they kept scaring me about my platelet count dropping and saying there was a risk of bleeding pretty badly. I got wheeled in and after half an hour of pushing i had Austin. he was 2 lbs 3 oz and 14 and a 1/4 in long, at 29 weeks and 5 days. He came out not breathing but they got him breathing and doing ok. The doctors came in while they were cleaning me up and said that he was doing just fine...and explained everything they had him on....but they also said that he was born without a right hand. I didnt know that he didnt have one. But with me being so drugged up, i didnt really have a reaction. I honestly didnt care, as long as he was OK and alive, i was happy. He spent 4 weeks in the NICU and came home weighing 3 lbs 10 oz (I think?). Today, he is a healthy 10 lb 8 oz, 6 month old boy! (hes really 6 months in 5 days :P)

We have a physical therapist coming every week to help him with his arm and his development, but so far, no problems at all!! :D (whew, that was long :])

Amber - posted on 01/26/2012

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My son Isaac was a well loved surprise. Our first son Aydan was only 6 months old when we found out we were expecting. Unfortunately Aydan passed away two days later. I knew Isaac was going to be born premature because his older brother was as well. At 36 weeks 2 days gestation, my water started to slowly leak. At 4am we went to the hospital, and they said we had to wait until 8am for the doctor to arrive. At noon they decided to sweep the rest of my membranes. By 4pm I had had enough of the pain, finally asking for the epidural. And at 6:45pm, with only 2 of the nurses there, Isaac literally slipped out at 5lbs 15oz. Unfortunately Isaac was also born with a collapsed lung and had to spend the first month of his life in the NICU with chest tubes, cpaps, antibiotics and other medical interventions. But he is now a healthy 19.5lb baby boy :)

Rebecca - posted on 12/25/2011

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i had a c-section. i lost a lot of blood and ariel has a knot from the vacuum but we both turned out ok

Heather - posted on 12/15/2011

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My daughter was a big surprise. I was not ready for her to come when she did. But Payton Elizabeth was born on August 14 at 12:30pm. She was not due until August 26. My son Austin's 5th birthday was August 9. So instead of getting things ready for the baby I was busy planning and putting together a big Pirate birthday party for him on the 13th. I thought I would have the next couple of weeks to finish the baby stuff. thinking she would be late anyways. my son was a week and a half late. For my son I never felt contractions till the morning he was born and my water never broke and never lost the mucous plug. He came so fast the doctor got their just in time to deliver him. It was the 12 when I lost my mucus plug. I was very busy with the party preperations that I did not have much time to think about it and just prayed that I would make it through the party the next day. And I did make it throuth the party but My mom said I would have the baby on Sunday the 14 (the next day). I was like no she won't come till she is due and hopefully not late because that would run into my sons first day of school and I did not want to miss that. I made it through the party and then went with my husband to take his dad and step mom back to their home 2 hours away. I started to feel a little discomfort on the way their. and then started having contractions occasionally on the way back home. I had them all night and then they got stronger and closer together in the morning. I let my family sleep as I relaxed in the tub for awhile. Then I posted on facebook that I would probably have a baby that day and then I called the midwives to see what they wanted me to do. I had to wait for one to call me back. I got my husband up and he got dressed for work. lol don't know what he was thinking. guess he thought we would go in get checked and I would go back home. But my water broke between 10:00 and 10:30am. We got to the hospital just before 11:00. My 5 year old son was with us. The contractions just kept getting worse. They called the midwife who was still at home to come in and check me out. My husband had to call around to find someone to go get my mom at church, because the service was at the lake that morning. She got their around 11:45. My son was still their. No one else to call because everyone was at church. The midwife finally got their and wanted to see how dialated I was and It was hard for her to find time to do so between my contractions. But she finally did and she said I was four when she started but was now 6. I was in so much pain I was like give me something because I get aweful back labor pains and now I was feeling it in the front too. So she talked me into going in the tub because I really did not want pain meds and before they had that ready she asked how I felt about having the baby in their. I ddin't care. So we went in their, husband and I wanted my mom with me and so my son ended up coming in too because their was no one to watch him. and as soon as I got in I started pushing and pushed a few times and their she was. It was wonderful to have her just handed right to me (did not get that with my son). She was born at 12:30. It was a few minutes before anyone even checked to see what we had. We chose not to find out till she was born. I was thinking I would have a boy. My son was praying for a brother. He was slightly disappointed to have a sister I think but he helped daddy cut the cord. and I think that helped him accept her. Then we were still undecided on names, daddy wanted Hailey Eilizabeth or Paityn. And I wanted Lydia Marilyn (Marilyn after my mom). We ended up with my spelling for Payton and my middle name as hers and called it good. She was 6lbs 4oz. and 19inches. After awhile my brother and sister in law came to pick up Austin early. They were taking him to the circus that night for his birthday anyways. So they just kept him till I was out of the hospital. After she was born I reallized I never did get hooked up to an IV and I never got my ID bracelet either. Everything happened so fast. So huge surprse that she came early and even bigger surprise that she was a girl. Big Brother Austin told people at the circus that his baby sister was born in the tub. lol thats what amazed him. He was such a good sport through it all.
We were also very glad that she was born early. If she had been born on time or even late It would not have been so good. Hurricane Irene came through our area two days after she was actually due. and we were evacuated from our home two weeks after she was born. If she was late my mom would have not been their because she was stranded for over a week. and if she had come on the due date my son would have been stranded away from us as well. As the road to my brothers and my parents houses was completely gone. We live in town so getting to the hospital would have been easy enough but their was limited power their. So August was very exciting and memorable this year.

Maggie - posted on 12/08/2011

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I had a c-sectioned scheduled for September 6th but I went in for my weekly appointment and regular testing on August 29 and they decided that they wanted to induce (one of the babies had failed the tests). After going home and getting everything I needed and arranging for a babysitter for my 3 year old my husband and I went back to the hospital at 12:30 the morning of the 30th. After some complications getting my induction started (they couldn't decide if I needed medication for a blood disorder that I have) I was finally induced at 2:00 the afternoon of the 30th. Colin James was born naturally at 12:39 am on August 31 followed quickly by Molly Anne, feet first breech, at 12:44 am. I was determined to do a VBAC even though the doctors and nurses kept telling me that one might be VBAC and the other by c-section. I'm glad I stuck to my guns as they were both natural.

Stephanie - posted on 12/06/2011

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Isaiah Billingsley was born on August 16th 2011 at 2:45pm. Labor started at 3am and were 3 minutes apart and continued to be 3 minutes apart until I had him. I had an epidural but it only worked for 3 hours. He was 7lbs 3oz and 20.5 in. Of all my babies labor with him was shortest but hardest.

Dani - posted on 12/02/2011

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Elliot Christopher was born on August 3rd at 8:24pm. I felt a small niggly pains all day but nothing that really bothered me, at 6:45pm my waters broke and contractions started immediately at 2-3 mins apart. My mum and partner took me to the hospital straight away, i arrived at 7:45 pm and waited intil 8:20pm for a midwife to check me, my midwife told me i was only 3cms dialated, i was soooo sure she was wrong but i got up to go to the toilet and walk around anyway, i sat on the toilet and felt the sudden urge to push, i gave one push and delivered my beautiful boy on the public hospital toilet with the door wide open lol at 8:24pm!! He weighed 7lbs 10oz and is perfect. So shocked how fast it was as my 1st son took 24hours and ALOT of drugs lol.

Bridget - posted on 11/26/2011

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My son Blake (3rd child) was born on August 19th at 34 weeks, my water broke a week earlier so I spent 48 hours in the hospital then was put on bed rest at home. I went in to labour naturally and all was progressing normally until I started pushing, because he was early the room was full with doctors and a couple of midwifes (it's not very common to have doctors deliver babies in NZ, mostly done by midwifes). Blake started going into distress and they decided to suction him out so was quite fast. He was rapped 4 times in his cord. After he was given a few breaths to start his breathing I was given a quick cuddle before he was taken to the neo-natal unit. He was 5lbs 2oz, a good size for being early. After 2 ½ weeks in neo natal was came home. Looking at him now you would never have though he arrived 6 weeks early as he is now around 14lbs 11 oz and doing great.

Ashley - posted on 11/16/2011

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My first was a csection due to breech so i wanted to try a vbac, after doning extensive research i wanted to go all natural, no meds nothing. i went in for my last 2 week appt. and was already dialted to a 4 and quite a bit effaced. i was still 35 weeks so didn't like the idea, espcially since the first one was born at 37 weeks. on aug 6th i started having contractions (at 35 weeks 6days) in the morning around 7am. they started getting stronger and closer so at 1pm we went to the hospital. at that point i was i think 4 or 5 centimeters. the dc on call had me walk around for an hour and when they checked again i was at 7 and full effaced. 1/2 hour later i was at 8. the dc that came in said he would do a vbac but didn't agree with it. and then was like "there is a 1 in 100 person chance your uterus will rupture (not true at all) then he says "would you let your kid play out in the street if there were a 1 in 100 chance of getting hit, i value you child more than that don't you?" a real jerk of a dc. i told him i was still doing it vaginally and didn't want an iv either just a plug and he said he wouldn't deliver if i didn't at least have an iv (telling me this all through contractions) so i relented on the iv (only had antibiotics since i was 4 weeks early) i pushed for 3 hours finally they stripped the membrane and out came my 6lb 3oz 19 in. baby boy (all natural no meds whatsoever) it was amazing! i can't wait to have another one the same way (different doctor though lol)

oh and when his head was coming they called the doctor and he took forever and they were like don't push anymore his head was halfway out and they wanted me to not push lol so i didn't push through one contraction, after that i couldn't hold back and right as the doctor came in he barely had time to catch nathan as he was coming out lol its easy for them to say don't push ha, anyway next time i think i'm checking out a birthing center or midwife. my son had to stay in the nicu for 2 1/2 weeks because he was a preemie and is now growing and doing great.

Sarah - posted on 11/07/2011

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Lily was born August 2nd 2011, It was a quick labor. I was hanging out at home watching some TV and relaxing on the couch when I felt a sudden pop in my abdomen. I got up wandering to my mother and told her that I felt a strange sensation I have never felt with my other babies before. As soon as I walked over to tell her that SPLASH all over the floor my water went, I ran to the bathroom and the rest of it went SPLASH onto the bathroom floor. I was really unsettled at that point because she was my fourth baby and I know being my fourth the labor would be real quick. I told my mother to grab the bags cause the baby is coming.
She was rushing all over the place! It is really funny to think about now, she was so rushed she seemed like she was going completely nutters. I couldn't help but giggle a bit. She asked me if I was even having her that moment because I dealt with the pain rather well, no screaming or anything. Being my fourth baby I knew the drill.
We went up to the hospital (20 minutes away) and about an hour later she was born. No pain killers, nothing at all! I was really good, I suppose. She also pushed HERSELF out! THAT was interesting. I suppose she decided that she was ready to great the world and she wanted out ASAP! Now she wants to do everything her brothers are doing. Walking, talking, playing, running, EVERYTHING! :) It's funny to see her copy and babble like her big brothers! Copying facial expressions etc. :)

Selina - posted on 10/24/2011

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Abygail Rose was born August 3rd,8lbs 14oz and 21in long.She is my second daughter,I had a section with my first due to complication during labor her name is Adrianna Jayde :)So this time I decided I wanted to try a VBAC ,I went into labor around 4:00am everything was going smoothly I was 4cm dilated then about 7 hours into labor I decided to get the epidural,then all of a sudden everything slowed down my cervix was swollen and stuck at 4cm the babies head wasnt moving down any further,but we kept trying then finally 15 hours into labor they had told me I have tried for too long and It wasnt gonna go anywere and they also told the longer I let labor progress the more of a risk i have for uterine rupture so then we decided it would be best to opt for a repeat section wasnt too happy about it but would do anything to bring my baby here safe and healthy ♥ So after 16 1/2 hours of trying to get her here she was born a happy healthy baby girl ♥

Kim - posted on 10/05/2011

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Lucy arrived on august the 3rd in a big hurry. No drugs no drama. She was a little over 6 lbs. Lucy is baby number 4. I have two boys both in august (2009 and 2006) and my daughter is February 2004. Congratulations to all August mums

Beth - posted on 09/23/2011

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Cullen Thomas was born on August 03 at 7:37pm. He was born on his due date! He weighed 8lb 9.9oz and was 21in long. Went to at end of July. Was hoping to go into labor in July as our other son is a July bday. Dr picked a date for induction, he said I probably would not go before then. We set the induction for 1pm on Aug 03. We went in at 1pm, did all the paperwork. They set me up in my room. Around 2pm, they tried to put in the IV. Nurse took two tries and got another nurse who was able to get it in. Started the pitocin around 230-245pm. At this point I was about 4-5cm. Dr came around 530pm to break my water. Nurse came around 615pm to give me epidural. Change over for nurses happened around 7pm. My new nurse came in at 715pm to check me and said we were ready to push! It took two pushes and little Cullen was born. This is my second son and this one was so much easier than my first. We were completely amazed with how quick everything went. He did have some difficulties with spitting up because he swallowed amniotic fluid on his way out. So, he spent his first night in the nursery so they could monitor him. He lost weight because I was not producing milk and they didn't want me to give him formula. Finally the pediatrician stepped in and said it needed to done immediately. I'm still breastfeeding and supplementing with formula (mainly at night). He's gaining weight and is a happy baby :)

Katie - posted on 09/14/2011

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Pheonix, you had an almost 11 pound baby without a cut or tear?!? Wow, you go girl!

Pheonix - posted on 09/13/2011

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My daughter Talina Rose, was born August 18, 2011 at 7:20pm weighing in at 10lbs 12oz and 22inches long. She was 6days late. It was a bitter sweet day for me as she was born on what would have been my fathers 55th birthday. It was a long day. I had been having contractions and was 1cm dilated for about a month. I had been to the hospital many times thinking "This is it." , but nope it never was. On the 16th I had gone to my doctor and she said I would be admitted to hospital on Thursday morning to have my waters broken. As I was having a VBAC they could not use any induction medications to bring on labor. When we arrived and were all checked into our room my doctor broke my water at 8:40am. I was 3cm dilated and clear fluid. My contractions started coming every 1-2min within 10min of my waters being broken and they were very strong. By 11am I was 4cm and in a lot of pain but chose to tough it out. I was stuck at 4cm for 2hrs and by 1pm I was ready for the pain to stop. The doctor approved for me to get my epidural. It took about an hour befor ethey were able to get it done but once it was in, I was in heaven. I was able to rest and feel only my belly tightening with each contraction. At 4pm my nurse came in and checked me and I was 5cm. By this time I was starving as I hadn't eaten all day and was on a clear fluid diet in case I was required to have a c-section. Between 4pm and 6pm I rested and let my body do what was needed to have my baby. By 6pm I was 6 cm and feeling a lot of pressure as she moved down. At 6:20pm my nurse had come in to ask how I was feeling and when I told her I was having a LOT of pressure she checked me and I was now 7cm. At that point I told her that with the birth of my second son they checked me at 3:20pm and within 30min I was complete and ready to push. She said well in that case we will be back in 30min to check you again. There was another lady in the ward and she was in the middle of her delivery so the were a few minutes late and came in at 7pm and checked me. I was 9 3/4cm dilated and said I could likely just push past that little bit but couldn't start pushing cause my doctor wasn't there yet. She showed up 5min later and they started setting up for the delivery. At 7:14pm I started pushing and 6min later my beautiful baby girl was here. I was able to deliver her naturally without any cuts or tears. I did have some PP pain but I think it was from having the 3 nurses jumping on my belly to get her shoulders unstuck. We are now almost 4wks PP and doing great.

Katie - posted on 09/13/2011

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I'm liking these stories! Fun to read them. :)
I was induced on August 1st at 38.5 weeks. Pitocin was started at 6:00 a.m.-I was dilated to a 3, doctor broke my water at 8:30 a.m. I was determined to NOT have an epidural (didn't have one the first time around when I went naturally), so I went until 1:20 p.m. until those darn Pitocin-contractions kicked my butt, lol. I gave in to an epi. (at a 7 dilation) they administered it & it did not work. We waited about 15-20 minutes to see for sure, then I got a second epi. This one started to worked after about 20 minutes or so............but not for my left side stomach area! Sooo...I was feeling contractions on that side still. I ended up having Bria at 3:06 p.m. = 8 hours 15 minutes without an epi, 45 minutes with. UGH! lol.
Nurse went to check me and said,, "ohhhh, okay, we need to page the doc asap, I see hair!". :) They told my husband to look out the window because he'd be seeing the doc running from her OB office across the street, lol. Took one single 3 second push and baby was out!

Congrats ladies!! We all did a great job. :)

Andrea - posted on 09/13/2011

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For a first time mom my delivery was a breeze! Elliott Michael was due August 31 but shortly after midnight on the 22nd my water broke as I was getting ready for bed and within 15 minutes my contractions were 2-3 minutes apart. Arrived at the hospital a little before 2 am and when they checked me I was only dilated to a 1 (which I had been for almost a month!). The nurses told me to settle in for the long haul that it might not be til later that evening or even the next day til my little guy arrived. I do not have any tolerance for pain and by 5 am I was pleading for anything to take the pain away. When the nurses told me I wasn't dilated enough I completely lost it and apparently someone changed their mind. The pain meds I was given let me sleep for almost 4 hours. I was checked again and was only 3 cm dilated and was told I could not get an epidural til 4 and how slow I was progressing they didn't want to give me any more pain meds in case they wore off too soon. Again they changed their mind and I was able to sleep for another hour before my epidural. What a lifesaver! After the epidural I was put on pitocin since my contractions started to get farther apart. After that I was progresses very quickly and by 4 pm I was completely dilated and they were just waiting to see if he would drop more on his own. I told the nurse I was feeling like
I could push and she said she would check me again, I rolled back onto my back and the nurse said "Don't need to check I can see his head!" In a matter of 5 pushes he was out! I couldn't believe it after I had heard so many stories of people pushing for hours! 6lbs 8 oz and 19 inches long!! Just a tiny little guy who made quite a fool out of me for gaining 60 lbs but he is definitely worth every pound and stretchmark!

Melissa - posted on 09/06/2011

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Anna, they had to scramble to set up my room too. The Doc sat down on the end of my bed and even had me push some like that. I was thinking to myself I am going to have this baby with the doctor on the bed and the bed not even broken down. But he made be stop pushing and dropped the bed so that he could 'get in position'. lol

I am not sure this is my last. It is my 4th child so everyone with an opinion thinks I should be done... I however am not sure. It's funny I had a rough pregnancy towards the end and still when I look at my baby I think I could do this again. :)

Courtney - posted on 09/05/2011

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my first baby boy tanner james was born aug 13th at 1107 am 8lbs 3oz and i was in labor 24 hours! I could not push him out and then i just started throwing up like crazy and thats what pushed him out lol wondering if that happened to anyone else???

Michelle - posted on 09/01/2011

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i was due on the 1st of august. I started having contractions that were 5 min apart on the 31st. They were not making any changes so after 3 days in and out of the hospital i was very Leary about going in again on the 4th but i went in the morning i was 3-3.5 cm. They admitted me to see if i progressed at all this delivery was my first vbac. The funny thing is i only dilated when i was asleep. I got my epidural at 7 cm before having my water broken i went to sleep and woke with the urge to push. Only problem was that my husband was asleep and the call button was next to him out of my reach. I finally made my self move to get it. 2 pushes later she was here with no tearing. I got to the recovery room at 4 ish and by 7 i wanted to go home but had to stay till 7pm the next day. So Joyanna was born friday at 303 am 5 days late.



and i defiantly am not done having babies i have 3 girls now 3,2, and 3 weeks.

Jamie - posted on 09/01/2011

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This was my last, I now have 3 children at home and 2 angel babies. I had my tubes tied since I was having a c section. I also had trouble with being numb because I am still numb on most of my stomach where my incision is at. My nurse said at my 1 week visit to get my staples out that she had a c section 5 years ago and is still numb in some places. Congratulations Anna on your baby boy!

Anna - posted on 09/01/2011

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Congrats ladies! I went in for an induction on the 1st. I was due on the 8th however I have larger babies/fast labor so they said at 39 they wanted to induce. I went in at 1. That day was a good day to have a baby because a couple other women came in labor so of course they got them going first. Finally around 5 they got my IV started. They started pitocin and broke my water about 6. I had been 2/3 CM at my last apt the prior week and was still the same. Contractions started around 7 and I needed the epidural. I was still only 2/3 cm but they gave it to me. Around 8:30 the nurse checked me and I hadn't made any improvements so we got ready for a long night. I was extremely nauseous, and I was worried it was a reaction to the epidural even though i'd had them before. Around 9:30 I was getting ready to try to get some sleep but I felt an urge to push. The nurse checked me and I was 10cm. They had to rush to get things set up and by the time they did it only took one push to get him out. The nurse said I was probably so nauseous because I dilated so quickly. Landon Joseph was born at 10:05p.m. 8lbs 6oz (our smallest baby so far!) 21 inches.



Melissa, I also felt numb longer after than prior to delivery! During delivery I couldn't feel pain but I could move my legs around the bed, after I couldn't lol.



Congrats ladies! Do you plan on any more babies or are you done? We want one more but it'll be awhile, and I want to be close to the hospital (we lived an hr away!)

Jamie - posted on 08/31/2011

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My daughter Maggie was born on August 10th at 11:56am. I was scheduled to have c section on the 22nd but starting at 34 weeks pregnant I went into preterm labor and did 3 more times after that. At 37 weeks 2 days at 3:30am on the 10th I started having contractions 2-4 mins apart and around 7:45am I called my dr. They took awhile calling me back and I was still having contractions 2-4 mins apart and had been for almost 5 hrs. I called my mom and she took me to the hospital. I was honestly thinking "I'm going to get to hospital, my contractions will stop and they will send me home....again!" Well I got to the hospital around 9:30am and my dr came in about 5 mins after I got into my room and he checked me. I was at a 3 and my water was leaking (I had no clue). He then looked at me and said "lets have a baby today!" I was soooo happy but my husband was at work and no way to get to me. My mom had to leave me there alone and go get him. The nurses were in and out for the next 1 1/2 getting things ready and only 15mins before they took me back to the OR my mother and husband finally made it there. They took me back at 11:15am and took 5mins to do my spinal and at 11:56am I had my daughter Maggie Grace. She weighed 7 lbs 1oz and was 20 3/4 in long! I feel so blessed that she got here safe and is very healthy! Congrats on your baby boy!

Melissa - posted on 08/30/2011

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Jaxton Robert was born on August 16th at 6:17pm. I was scheduled to be induced on the 19th but I went in for my last dr appt and NST on the 16th. I was dialated 4.5 cm and had been slowly creeping up to that for like a month. My dr took pity on me and said "How bout we do this today." I thought he was joking at first but he wasn't. :) My doc wasn't on call until 5 but he sent me over to the hospital to 'get started' I detoured to home to eat and get my bag and stuff. I arrived at the hospital about 1pm. they took their time getting me all hooked up to IV and such. I decided before going in that I wanted an epidural so I told the nurse but the on call doc wanted to break my water first. So the doc broke my water and they started petocin. I immediately started having really hard contractions probably because I had already been having contractions for weeks. So I was like ok I am ready for my epidural now. The nurse called the on-call doc and he didn't call back!!
As soon as my doc came on he okay'd it so they started the long process of doing the epidural at 5. The epidural was just taking effect when my doc came in and check me. They were going to put a contraction monitor inside but he discovered that I was dilated to 9. They had to turn down the epidural so that I could push. He was born at 6:17pm. I was numb longer AFTER he was born than I was before he was born. :) Unfortunately labor went so fast I only got one dose of antibiotics for being group B strep positive. So baby had to have some antibotics after he was born. :(

Labor was very fast and my boy ended up being a big guy... 9lbs 13ozs and 21 inches long pink and perfect! :)

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