Another great homebirth for me!
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|Thu, 01-24-2008 - 3:54pm|
This was my second homebirth experience, and just as rewarding as the first.
I was 37 weeks on Sunday and feeling very miserable. My MW told me to call her that afternoon and we would discuss starting some natural induction stuff. I have a history of having my healthy babies at 36 weeks, so we felt okay trying at this point.
When I called my MW had just gotten home from another birth and was exhausted. She told me I could try castor oil if I wanted, or wait until my Tuesday morning appointment and she would strip my membranes. I decided to wait since I already was so miserable and knew castor oil, although would most likely result in a baby, would also come with its own discomforts.
3:30 am Monday, Jan 21 I was lying in bed trying to decide whether or not I wanted to get up again and use the bathroom when my water broke. I stayed lying on my side while my DH called the mw and then started filling the pool. I had two contractions that I breathed and rocked through. When the third one hit it was a very different contraction. I told DH to â€œcome and catch this babyâ€ who was already crowning. He slipped into daddyâ€™s hands at 3:42 am. The MW and my mom arrived about 10 minutes later.
Marc Xavier weighed in at 8 lbs 4 oz and was 20 1/2 in long. He is such a good baby and we are very blessed to have him on our home.
The only thing I would do differently (hind sight is so great) is have some sort of protection on my mattress in anticipation for water breaking while in bed :0)