My name is Becky, I am 22 and have been married 3 1/2 years to Tim, we have 2 beautiful little girls! Both our daughters were born at Special Delivery ( a midwife clinic), where my little brother was born also, 16 yrs prior. Here's my labor stories...
February 17th 2005
at 3:32pm my first child entered the world after 15 hours of labor, I only count it as 13 usually cuz thats when I started keeping track my contractions. I was lucky to have only about 3 hours of painful labor, including half an hour of pushing. I had 3 rips and 10 stitches, and a beautiful healthy baby girl!!! My Ruthie Marie was 6 lbs 14 oz and 20 1/2 inches.
August 16th 2006
at 2:42pm my second baby girl was born. After only 3 hours of labor, which were all painful!!! From the first to the last contraction it was extremely intense!! I was at the grocery store with my mom when I went into labor. By the time we got home, maybe 20 minutes later, I was crying and said I didn't want to leave the house. I had just been to the midwife before the grocery store and she had done my IE and said I hadn't made any progress and we probably wouldn't be seeing a baby today! My Gracie Vashti suprised us all by coming so quickly and weighing in at 6 lbs 13 oz and 19 1/4 inches (we were all guessing a mid 5 lb baby!) No rips, no stitches YAY!!
I am so glad I went all natural with both of my daughters and I am planning to for any more children I may have as well! Childbirth was not as bad as I thought it would be, and I am so blessed to have experienced it!!