Category : Birth

Birth Guest Posting

2nd VBAC, Barely Made it to the Hospital – Birth Story Guest Post

Always listen to your midwife - birth story via @chgdiapers

This is Kiera’s birth story, written by Jenn.

Kiera is my 3rd child and my 2nd VBAC.  My first child was born via c-section 5 years ago.  We decided to go with a c-section after 2 hours of unsuccessful pushing and a sunny side up baby in lieu of a vacuum extraction.  Baby boy ended up being 8lbs 5 oz, which was huge for me at 4ft 11inches!  He had large contusion on his head from being stuck and I am convinced that a c-section was the right decision.

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Birth Home Birth Personal Posts

Not What I’d Planned – What I Needed

I felt like a caged animal, pacing back and forth with no where to go. Greg had taken our daughter to her Grandparents’ about an hour before and we were watching TV, trying to wait until the last possible minute to go to the hospital.

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Birth Personal Posts

My Daughter is 8 Today

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My daughter turns 8 today. I have wanted to open up about her birth for a while, and thought today would be a good day. As I sat and tried to write it, I realized that I’m not ready. I am a different person than I was then, particularly with birth, and her birth was a part of that.

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Birth Story of My Third Child & First Homebirth

Translation: DH=dear husband, DD=dear daughter, DS=dear son

My “due date” was anywhere from 12/4/11-12/6/11 depending on what date you use. The first “due date” I got using the suspected ovulation date & an online calculator was 12/7/11.

Around 1 A.M. on 12/7 I woke up with cramps & back pain. I’d been having Braxton Hicks Contractions for weeks upon weeks, and they had gone from annoying, to uncomfortable, to painful, and I’d had a few with some cramping. I thought to myself that I might want to tell DH to stay close to a phone that day in case this was “it.” After I was awoken by “cramps” and back pain every few minutes, I realized that this was, in fact, “it.”

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I Wasn’t Born Yesterday!!

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But I know someone who was!!

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Hopefully I will have time to write the birth story soon. It was amazing and I feel fantastic. I still haven’t shared my other birth stories.

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