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Id like to share my birth story :)

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On Thanksgiving of 2011 at 6:00pm I started having contractions...as time went on they got worse and closer together but I was afraid to go to the hospital to just be told to go home and wait...I made it through the night.The little sleep I got was thanks to dh holding his body weight against my back.At 8:30am the next day I was in so much pain I couldnt stand up to get dressed,dh could tell I could make it to the hospital by car so he called the ambulance..when I got there the nurses were rushing me and pushing me to get an IV and epidural...eventually I caved and got both.I felt bad once my OB came in bc I made it to 5 1/2 centimeters WITHOUT drugs..I hated being pressured,I just wanted to be alone with dh.I couldnt stand the nurses,but my OB was amazing..dd had the cord around her neck and the OB literally saved her life! she also poured some kind of oil in me and massaged the opening so i didnt need any stitches!! Well dd was born Nov.25 at 11:54am. instantly i was able to hold my babygirl... :)
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by on Apr. 7, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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hannahs.mama
by on Apr. 7, 2013 at 1:25 AM
next time i will definatly be more prepared and informed on my birthing options...the first time i think i was immature to the facts and did whatever the professionals told me.The sad part is they thought my heartbeat was hannahs for over an hour!! i kept trying to tell them it was mine and nobody believed me until my OB got there!! I really should have done way more research and found a better place to have her.just bc the hospital is rated number one doesnt mean ALL the staff know what theyre doing!


Quoting MaryJarrett:

For next time around, I would suggest doing some research into nuchal happenings. They aren't life threatening. Nuchal arms, nucgal cords, breech, all those are variations of normal and not life threatening. :)



I'm glad you got some relief!



I have a short torso(well, I'm short all over) so my babies are always up in my ribs. That's the crappiest part of pregnancy. Well, until they drop, then they're all feeling like they'll fall out. Lol I love it though.




Quoting hannahs.mama:

You read it correctly :) dd was breech until month 8 and i felt her move into the birthing position...her feet went into my left rib cage and the pressure was so intence i had to sit down and i lost my breath but less than two mins later i felt like nothing ever happened.lol i believe thats how the cord got around her neck...






Quoting MaryJarrett:

Great work mama!! :)











Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is the reason ob saved babies life? Or did I read that wrong?


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MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on Apr. 7, 2013 at 1:26 AM
Same here.

Quoting larissalarie:

That's all they did with mine. It didn't even interfere with me being able to have baby immediately onto my chest.



Quoting MaryJarrett:

It seems fairly common. I've been reading up since it'll be just DH and I. Easy to fix. Slip a finger in, pull it around, and done. :)





Quoting larissalarie:

Yep oldest & youngest had it twice around the neck too. It was no biggie at all.
Quoting MaryJarrett:

Both mine did also. It's non-emergent. Caidenece was actually wrapped tightly twice. No biggie.

Quoting larissalarie:

Yeah all my babies were born with cords around their necks, they didn't need their lives saved considering babies don't need to breathe before they're born. :)





OP, that's crazy you went by ambulance with so much time left! I'm glad you had a nice birth :)




Quoting MaryJarrett:

Great work mama!! :)











Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is the reason ob saved babies life? Or did I read that wrong?
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MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on Apr. 7, 2013 at 1:29 AM
Definitely! You can never be too educated. :) I would also look into other birthing options, like a midwife (hospital, birth center, or home which ever). And hire a doula! Worth their weight in gold! Especially for a hospital birth! I got talked into a lot of stuff my first time around too. :( I think that happens to a lot of us! Sucks!!

Quoting hannahs.mama:

next time i will definatly be more prepared and informed on my birthing options...the first time i think i was immature to the facts and did whatever the professionals told me.The sad part is they thought my heartbeat was hannahs for over an hour!! i kept trying to tell them it was mine and nobody believed me until my OB got there!! I really should have done way more research and found a better place to have her.just bc the hospital is rated number one doesnt mean ALL the staff know what theyre doing!




Quoting MaryJarrett:

For next time around, I would suggest doing some research into nuchal happenings. They aren't life threatening. Nuchal arms, nucgal cords, breech, all those are variations of normal and not life threatening. :)





I'm glad you got some relief!





I have a short torso(well, I'm short all over) so my babies are always up in my ribs. That's the crappiest part of pregnancy. Well, until they drop, then they're all feeling like they'll fall out. Lol I love it though.






Quoting hannahs.mama:

You read it correctly :) dd was breech until month 8 and i felt her move into the birthing position...her feet went into my left rib cage and the pressure was so intence i had to sit down and i lost my breath but less than two mins later i felt like nothing ever happened.lol i believe thats how the cord got around her neck...








Quoting MaryJarrett:

Great work mama!! :)














Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is the reason ob saved babies life? Or did I read that wrong?


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hannahs.mama
by on Apr. 7, 2013 at 1:32 AM
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Thank you...but i take it as a lesson learned....trust my own instincts and just relax.dd is a very healthy 16 month old now.both my mom and mil always filled my head with horror stories to "prepare me" and all it did was terrify me. I look back and think of how dumb of me it was to buy into the hype. Next pregnancy ill know to trust myself and relax...


Quoting larissalarie:

Aww, I'm sorry they scared you like that :(



Quoting hannahs.mama:

youre right about the time left and about the cord around the neck...but being a young mother i was nervous and afraid....with the cord all i heard was "stop! stop! The cord is around the babys neck!" and to me time froze.(I was told stories of still births with the cord around the baby's neck.)...i was relieved to be told to push again...thats why i say she saved her life...i wasnt prepared for her birth and everyone but OB and dh were cold and rushing....next time around i will be able to keep calm and relaxed alot better AND be more informed on my options.






Quoting larissalarie:

Yeah all my babies were born with cords around their necks, they didn't need their lives saved considering babies don't need to breathe before they're born. :)







OP, that's crazy you went by ambulance with so much time left! I'm glad you had a nice birth :)








Quoting MaryJarrett:

Great work mama!! :)














Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is the reason ob saved babies life? Or did I read that wrong?


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littlelambe2
by on Apr. 7, 2013 at 2:21 AM

I love birthing stories! Thanks for sharing yours! I agree with the other ladies about nuchal cords. My first had her cord wrapped twice around her neck and no one was in the room in time to "catch" her, so she just shot out onto the bed! Lol. Thankfully, my mom had helped me from a standing position onto the bed after dd was crowning (no one else was in the room at the time) as neither of us were informed enough or prepared to catch the baby. My second had a bandalero cord, but she was perfectly fine, too. It really helps to research and learn all you can! I feel like I'm always learning something!

BaileysMom9
by Member on Apr. 7, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Mary, are you planning to UC? 


Quoting MaryJarrett:

It seems fairly common. I've been reading up since it'll be just DH and I. Easy to fix. Slip a finger in, pull it around, and done. :)

Quoting larissalarie:

Yep oldest & youngest had it twice around the neck too. It was no biggie at all.
Quoting MaryJarrett:

Both mine did also. It's non-emergent. Caidenece was actually wrapped tightly twice. No biggie.

Quoting larissalarie:

Yeah all my babies were born with cords around their necks, they didn't need their lives saved considering babies don't need to breathe before they're born. :)





OP, that's crazy you went by ambulance with so much time left! I'm glad you had a nice birth :)




Quoting MaryJarrett:

Great work mama!! :)











Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is the reason ob saved babies life? Or did I read that wrong?



larissalarie
by Gold Member on Apr. 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM
That's definitely a great way to look at it. Live & learn, that's the best any of us can do :)
Quoting hannahs.mama:

Thank you...but i take it as a lesson learned....trust my own instincts and just relax.dd is a very healthy 16 month old now.both my mom and mil always filled my head with horror stories to "prepare me" and all it did was terrify me. I look back and think of how dumb of me it was to buy into the hype. Next pregnancy ill know to trust myself and relax...



Quoting larissalarie:

Aww, I'm sorry they scared you like that :(



Quoting hannahs.mama:

youre right about the time left and about the cord around the neck...but being a young mother i was nervous and afraid....with the cord all i heard was "stop! stop! The cord is around the babys neck!" and to me time froze.(I was told stories of still births with the cord around the baby's neck.)...i was relieved to be told to push again...thats why i say she saved her life...i wasnt prepared for her birth and everyone but OB and dh were cold and rushing....next time around i will be able to keep calm and relaxed alot better AND be more informed on my options.







Quoting larissalarie:

Yeah all my babies were born with cords around their necks, they didn't need their lives saved considering babies don't need to breathe before they're born. :)









OP, that's crazy you went by ambulance with so much time left! I'm glad you had a nice birth :)








Quoting MaryJarrett:

Great work mama!! :)

















Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is the reason ob saved babies life? Or did I read that wrong?




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BaileysMom9
by Member on Apr. 7, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Agreed!  I did too with my 1st birth.  I was talked into ROM to induce labor at 41 wks (Dr was concerned about waiting any longer *eye roll*), followed by an epidural at 6 cm despite wanting a natural birth because (quote from nurse and anesthesiologist)  "no woman should really be expected to go through all that unneccessary pain".  Then surprise, when my epidural was so strong I couldn't feel to push, I pushed ineffectively (on my back, of course) for 2hrs 45 min before they freaked out over baby's heart rate, gave me an episiotomy and used a vacuum.  It was my hardest and most uncomfortable birth of all three so far.  It was a terrible experience, and my main motivator in finding a midwife practice!

Quoting MaryJarrett:

Definitely! You can never be too educated. :) I would also look into other birthing options, like a midwife (hospital, birth center, or home which ever). And hire a doula! Worth their weight in gold! Especially for a hospital birth! I got talked into a lot of stuff my first time around too. :( I think that happens to a lot of us! Sucks!!

Quoting hannahs.mama:

next time i will definatly be more prepared and informed on my birthing options...the first time i think i was immature to the facts and did whatever the professionals told me.The sad part is they thought my heartbeat was hannahs for over an hour!! i kept trying to tell them it was mine and nobody believed me until my OB got there!! I really should have done way more research and found a better place to have her.just bc the hospital is rated number one doesnt mean ALL the staff know what theyre doing!




Quoting MaryJarrett:

For next time around, I would suggest doing some research into nuchal happenings. They aren't life threatening. Nuchal arms, nucgal cords, breech, all those are variations of normal and not life threatening. :)





I'm glad you got some relief!





I have a short torso(well, I'm short all over) so my babies are always up in my ribs. That's the crappiest part of pregnancy. Well, until they drop, then they're all feeling like they'll fall out. Lol I love it though.






Quoting hannahs.mama:

You read it correctly :) dd was breech until month 8 and i felt her move into the birthing position...her feet went into my left rib cage and the pressure was so intence i had to sit down and i lost my breath but less than two mins later i felt like nothing ever happened.lol i believe thats how the cord got around her neck...








Quoting MaryJarrett:

Great work mama!! :)














Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is the reason ob saved babies life? Or did I read that wrong?




MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on Apr. 7, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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Yes ma'am! :)

Quoting BaileysMom9:

Mary, are you planning to UC? 



Quoting MaryJarrett:

It seems fairly common. I've been reading up since it'll be just DH and I. Easy to fix. Slip a finger in, pull it around, and done. :)



Quoting larissalarie:

Yep oldest & youngest had it twice around the neck too. It was no biggie at all.
Quoting MaryJarrett:

Both mine did also. It's non-emergent. Caidenece was actually wrapped tightly twice. No biggie.

Quoting larissalarie:

Yeah all my babies were born with cords around their necks, they didn't need their lives saved considering babies don't need to breathe before they're born. :)





OP, that's crazy you went by ambulance with so much time left! I'm glad you had a nice birth :)




Quoting MaryJarrett:

Great work mama!! :)











Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is the reason ob saved babies life? Or did I read that wrong?




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MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on Apr. 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Holy moly! O.o that's hell! :( I'm so sorry!
Mine I got talked into one dose of demerol, and had coached pushing. :( sometimes, doctors suck.


Quoting BaileysMom9:

Agreed!  I did too with my 1st birth.  I was talked into ROM to induce labor at 41 wks (Dr was concerned about waiting any longer *eye roll*), followed by an epidural at 6 cm despite wanting a natural birth because (quote from nurse and anesthesiologist)  "no woman should really be expected to go through all that unneccessary pain".  Then surprise, when my epidural was so strong I couldn't feel to push, I pushed ineffectively (on my back, of course) for 2hrs 45 min before they freaked out over baby's heart rate, gave me an episiotomy and used a vacuum.  It was my hardest and most uncomfortable birth of all three so far.  It was a terrible experience, and my main motivator in finding a midwife practice!


Quoting MaryJarrett:

Definitely! You can never be too educated. :) I would also look into other birthing options, like a midwife (hospital, birth center, or home which ever). And hire a doula! Worth their weight in gold! Especially for a hospital birth! I got talked into a lot of stuff my first time around too. :( I think that happens to a lot of us! Sucks!!



Quoting hannahs.mama:

next time i will definatly be more prepared and informed on my birthing options...the first time i think i was immature to the facts and did whatever the professionals told me.The sad part is they thought my heartbeat was hannahs for over an hour!! i kept trying to tell them it was mine and nobody believed me until my OB got there!! I really should have done way more research and found a better place to have her.just bc the hospital is rated number one doesnt mean ALL the staff know what theyre doing!







Quoting MaryJarrett:

For next time around, I would suggest doing some research into nuchal happenings. They aren't life threatening. Nuchal arms, nucgal cords, breech, all those are variations of normal and not life threatening. :)







I'm glad you got some relief!







I have a short torso(well, I'm short all over) so my babies are always up in my ribs. That's the crappiest part of pregnancy. Well, until they drop, then they're all feeling like they'll fall out. Lol I love it though.








Quoting hannahs.mama:

You read it correctly :) dd was breech until month 8 and i felt her move into the birthing position...her feet went into my left rib cage and the pressure was so intence i had to sit down and i lost my breath but less than two mins later i felt like nothing ever happened.lol i believe thats how the cord got around her neck...











Quoting MaryJarrett:

Great work mama!! :)

















Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is the reason ob saved babies life? Or did I read that wrong?







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