mama rabbit- sending you awesome birth vibes!!!
post #161 of 1527
1/23/09 at 12:05pm
So about 2 minutes after posting here, mama calls again and I can tell she's way progressed in an hour. I had to wait 5 more minutes for the nanny to show up and with rush hour traffic I get there in about an hour. She lives on the 31st floor and it seemed like that elevator took FOREVER.
Get there and she's waiting at the door for me, answers it and says I want my epidural NOW. I said, well you wanted to try the water first, lets go in, you get checked and see if you are ready for it. Inside I'm thinking, I think she's way further along than she thinks she is.
Crazy ride in a taxi to the hospital through rush hour (thank you police for holding the light for us to get through - 2 cops on a motorcycle saw us come out of the building, heard the mama, and followed our taxi), get in to the birth center, she says she wants to push LOL. She's 8cm and 15 min later pushing. 8 pushes and baby is out! Whew! And she labored so fast that 2 key people didn't make it. 1) The husband who was still on the plane flying in! and 2) the episiotomy happy OB she had.
[side note, the delivering OB was the one that I used with my 1st DD, didn't tell I had a midwife for DS1, and I fired for my twins when I decided to UC... he said, hey you had your twins, did you stay home again? I said, yeah labor happened too fast again. same excuse with DS1, and he bought it. but I need that relationship to work for me and my clients and that seemed to work.... he held up the placenta so I could get a good pic no hard feelings I guess]
So woohoo easy peasy birth! And wow were my boobs killing me... didn't get a chance to pump and I went 9 hours without bfing. I think the babies did better than I did!
|We always have a large number of students with an interest in the
medical field, but they're not always aware of the different avenues.
I'd love to have you attend!
I'll send you more deatils when I get back into the office on Monday.
MR, so glad this was an easy birth for you.
I will be speaking at Career Day at my former high school. They were looking for anyone to share their stories about their careers, how they got there and what steps they should take now to help them on their path. I asked the director if there was an interest in the maternity field. I told her that I was an apprenticing homebirth midwife and her reply was:
I sooooo can't wait to educate the senior class about the NON-medical ways of childbirth.