Real Moms Share Their Inspiring Birth Stories!

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Real Moms Share Their Inspiring Birth Stories!
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:06am

Whether you're about to give birth or already a mom of a big kid, you'll laugh and cry reading these moving birth stories

Real Moms Share Their Amazing and Inspiring Birth Stories- http://www.ivillage.com/giving-birth-story-moms-share-their-birth-story/6-b-141094

I love reading birth stories!  Anyone here care to share theirs? We'd love to read your birth stories!

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Registered: 05-20-2013
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 3:29pm

I was contracting for 3 days before I woke up at 3:18 on January 11, 2013. I had to go to the bathroom but didn't get up until 3:20. My legs swung over the bed and my water broke...right into the comfy pair of boxers belonging to my husband and my yoga pants. I had to sit still for a few minutes, slightly leaned over, while it slowed down, then I changed into my actual sleep pants, and woke up one of the other tenants who was asleep in the dining room.

I called my husband who was in Hartford and he decided that since my driver wouldn't go up and get him at 3:30 in the morning, that he would find his own way. My mother brought my bags to the van and I was at the hospital in less than 5 minutes. I was admitted at 3:45 and my husband showed up at around 4:05. he had taken a taxi from Hartford to where I live about 45 minutes away (he offered the driver more money to floor it). I got the Pitocin around 4:00 and at around 3:00 in the afternoon, got my epidural. I couldn't take the pain anymore.

My little man didn't agree with the Pitocin/epidural cocktail and his heartbeat would drop after the contractions. They took me off the Pitocin around 5:30. We were convinced that the cord was around his neck and the doctor gave me the option of either continuing to monitor my baby or get a c-section. I wasn't feeling too good about keeping my baby in there if he wasn't enjoying the current living situation. I gave the go ahead for the c-section and I was wheeled back.

My husband was gowned up and I was given a spinal block. I was literally paralyzed from about mid-chest down, a really odd feeling. My arm was strapped down and my right shoulder was literally shaking from the adrenaline coursing through me. My husband made it back just in time to sit next to me as the sheet was being raised in front of me. I was told that I would feel pressure and "the feeling of being unzipped". I felt absolutely nothing. For about 5 minutes, I was laying there, shaking, nervous, holding my husband's hand.

Then, my son cried.

No cord around his neck! Just a loud yell when he was pulled from his warm home out into the cold hospital room (and it was cold). He had no vernix on him, making me guess that he was a little more than a day overdue. He measured an APGAR score of 8 after a minute, and 9 after 5 minutes. I saw him for the first time...and the tears just poured out.

7lbs 15oz.

20 1/2 inches long.

He was beautiful. He was laid on my chest, a quivering, crying little mass of baby. And he was all mine.

My beautiful Syrius Phoenix Dyami Cooper.

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Registered: 05-20-2013
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 3:29pm

I was contracting for 3 days before I woke up at 3:18 on January 11, 2013. I had to go to the bathroom but didn't get up until 3:20. My legs swung over the bed and my water broke...right into the comfy pair of boxers belonging to my husband and my yoga pants. I had to sit still for a few minutes, slightly leaned over, while it slowed down, then I changed into my actual sleep pants, and woke up one of the other tenants who was asleep in the dining room.

I called my husband who was in Hartford and he decided that since my driver wouldn't go up and get him at 3:30 in the morning, that he would find his own way. My mother brought my bags to the van and I was at the hospital in less than 5 minutes. I was admitted at 3:45 and my husband showed up at around 4:05. he had taken a taxi from Hartford to where I live about 45 minutes away (he offered the driver more money to floor it). I got the Pitocin around 4:00 and at around 3:00 in the afternoon, got my epidural. I couldn't take the pain anymore.

My little man didn't agree with the Pitocin/epidural cocktail and his heartbeat would drop after the contractions. They took me off the Pitocin around 5:30. We were convinced that the cord was around his neck and the doctor gave me the option of either continuing to monitor my baby or get a c-section. I wasn't feeling too good about keeping my baby in there if he wasn't enjoying the current living situation. I gave the go ahead for the c-section and I was wheeled back.

My husband was gowned up and I was given a spinal block. I was literally paralyzed from about mid-chest down, a really odd feeling. My arm was strapped down and my right shoulder was literally shaking from the adrenaline coursing through me. My husband made it back just in time to sit next to me as the sheet was being raised in front of me. I was told that I would feel pressure and "the feeling of being unzipped". I felt absolutely nothing. For about 5 minutes, I was laying there, shaking, nervous, holding my husband's hand.

Then, my son cried.

No cord around his neck! Just a loud yell when he was pulled from his warm home out into the cold hospital room (and it was cold). He had no vernix on him, making me guess that he was a little more than a day overdue. He measured an APGAR score of 8 after a minute, and 9 after 5 minutes. I saw him for the first time...and the tears just poured out.

7lbs 15oz.

20 1/2 inches long.

He was beautiful. He was laid on my chest, a quivering, crying little mass of baby. And he was all mine.

My beautiful Syrius Phoenix Dyami Cooper.