Originally Posted by DoulaJulian
have been checking everyday to see if you had joined the New Momma Club yet! Hooray! I cannot wait to hear your story...way to be a warrior woman and birth that big baby boy! You are proof that our bodies are designed just perfectly for birthing our babies
Enjoy your Babymoon...stay in bed and nurse, nurse, nurse...falling in love with your new little one is the best feeling on earth....don't miss a moment of it!
So happy for you
I cannot thank you enough! Ironically, I had planned on emailing you Friday, and instead spent the day delivering : ) We actually used the birthing pool as you suggested before the birth - only got in three or four tries with it, but it was WONDERFUL and provided good last-minute bonding time for DH and I. My DH is a beer homebrewer and rigged up a bunch of his equipment to make the system a lot easier for emptying and filling, which was wonderful.
My midwife started me on the Blue Cohosh Thursday and I got some mild contractions, but nothing really go started. I was a little apprehensive about it because of my blood pressure - we were using logic that it would likely either elevate my BP or just stay the same. But much to my surprise and delight, it actually lowered my BP - by a lot! That final week of PG I was starting to see numbers like 150/102 or so, even on medication. But with the Blue Cohosh (taken every 30 min. in increased doses), I saw numbers like 121/85 all day long. We ended up using the Blue Cohosh every hour throughout my labor to help keep my BP down. I think the highest number we saw was 163/107 once or twice and that's when I was pushing and contractions were pretty close together.
Have you known Blue Cohosh to have such an effect?
Thank you again for your well wishes. I'm working on the birth story (which has many funny moments actually) and will post some photos soon. I sure do appreciate your support and encouragement. And thanks for checking on me!!
I forgot to add that staying in bed and falling in love has not been a problem! I see why new parents don't get anything done - how do you stop staring at that face long enough?!