Birth Stories

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Registered: 10-03-2008
Birth Stories
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Fri, 09-18-2009 - 11:37pm
HI there ladies! I thought we could use a special spot to post birth stores. Both those from the past & those still to come. Please add on anythign that you learned, or would want to do differently next time, for the benefit of those still trying to figure things out.
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Registered: 10-03-2008
In reply to: sewin4baby
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 11:45pm

I wrote up my birth stories for another board a while back, so I'll copy them here. Since the first one is epic, I'll post it seperately.


My first was a surprise PG. I got prenatal care from a local clinic & loved the PA that I saw. She was very pro-natural & supportive. I was very bad about not getting enough exercise. We took a Bradley class. After the birth I felt like I wasn't as prepared as I should have been, but the class was only 6 weeks. I highly recommend taking the longer 12 week class if you can. I also should have exercised regularly.... religiously!


At 36 wks I had to start seeing the OB at the clinic. She was dreadful! She acted like everything I said was insane. I didn't have much choice. I just hoped that the midwife who also worked for the clinic would be on call when I went into labor. We did talk about

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Registered: 10-03-2008
In reply to: sewin4baby
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 11:47pm

Here's birth # 2!


My water broke in bed around 3AM Tuesday night, after having had my membranes stripped at the OB the day before. I wasn't having any contractions to speak of, so we told the Doc we'd go in around 8AM if

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Registered: 10-03-2008
In reply to: sewin4baby
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 11:48pm

And birth # 3!!


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Registered: 08-24-2005
In reply to: sewin4baby
Mon, 09-21-2009 - 3:39pm
Noel, thank you so, so much for sharing your birth stories with me. Although I can tell that you had a hard time, it also made it less scary for me.
You are the best!!!
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Registered: 04-07-2003
In reply to: sewin4baby
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 2:01pm

Here's my birth story!


I felt perfectly normal on Sunday, May 31st. DH and I even went to



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Registered: 05-24-2007
In reply to: sewin4baby
Wed, 09-23-2009 - 2:37pm

I love reading birth stories!


I was 39w2d, it was a Sunday and football playoffs were over.

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Registered: 10-03-2008
In reply to: sewin4baby
Thu, 09-24-2009 - 12:00am
Thanks so much for sharing your stories! I love reading them!
I love how your two stories are so different, & you're both happy with how things went ( epi & tearing aside, of course)!
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