Hi everyone my name is Tabitha and I had a home birth. When I found out I was pregnant I didn't want to have my child at the hospital. To me the hospital for for the sick or injured. I met my midwife Nancy Spencer when I went to her house and took a pregnancy test and fell in love with her home. She lives in Sumner and she has a waterfront home which is part of her office. I was due Feb 8, 1999. I went to see Nancy for my routine check up on January 18 and she told me If I wanted to I could have the baby now. I said know I wanted to wait for the 20 or the 21 so he would be an Aquarius, so she told me to go home and rest and not to walk to much. I went home that day and of course I couldn't stay in bed. You never want to stay in bed if you have to lol. I wanted to get a camera that said it's a boy I went to Kmart where I first saw the camera but they didn't have it anymore, so I went to the mall and walked for 2hrs what was I thinking. later taht night my best friend usually stayed the night with me but she wanted to go home and watch wrestling I told her watch I'll go into labor because your not here. Sure enough at 3 am I started to have some somache pains they weren't really strong or close, so I woke my mom up and told her I think it's time. We called Nancy and she said come on in and we'll see what's going on. My mom and I picked up my friend and we were on our way. We got to Nancy's at about 6:30 am she said I was ready to go but my water hadn't broke yet, so she was going to break it for me. When I went to stand up my water broke on it's own. I wanted to give birth in the bath tub but he was ready to come now. It's now 7:30 am and I didn't have anything to eat or drink I was sicker then a dog. I was throwing up and had diarrhea. ugh I felt miserable. Nancy checked me again it's about 8:15 am and she said she could feel his head. I began to push it hurt so bad the pressure felt like I had to go to the bathroom again, but it was just the pressure of the baby. The ring of fire ohh my gosh that pain is horrible. I video taped my sons birth and my friend got very close and personal. Looking back now I though holly Jesus I can't believe my son came out from there. It felt like he was ripping by butt hole, he didn't I didn't rip at all. Nancy told me to push with each contraction and I did even though I didn't think I could, it hurt so bad. I made up excuses why I couldn't push my back hurts what ever came into my mind. Finally at 9 am my son was born 6 lbs 6 ozs 19 1/2''. It was wonderful. 2hours later I got to go home. I told my mom I was starving so we went to Ihop where I worked and saw all my friends they couldn't believe I felt as good as I did. Being able to walk and being normal again. Now my son is almost 9 how the years go by.
on Nov. 16, 2007 at 10:35 AM