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It's a girl! Baby's here (home to hospital transfer)

post #1 of 14
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Ada
Born: 11/29/2009
Weight: 8lbs 1.7oz

So, after 6 days of laboring at home (I did make it to 5cm during that time though :-) and two days after my water broke, the decision was finally made to transfer me to the hospital for some much-needed Pitocin.

It turns out that was all I needed to get going. They started a minimal dose of Pitocin (I think it was 7?) at 4pm and Ada was born at 12:02am on Sun Nov 29th.

Though I was planning and hoping for a home birth, I still had a great experience in the hospital. The L&D nurses and the attending OB were fantastic, they had a tub in the labor room that I was able to use, a birth ball, a rocking chair and they were all great about doing what they could to help me achieve the med-free birth (Pitocin aside) that I wanted. And I do have to say, the 24-hour on-call care after she was born was a pretty darn nice perk :-).

I'll write a better, more in-depth birth story when I have time, promise.

Anyway, Ada and I came home yesterday and we're doing well - just trying to find our pattern/flow and we're getting there.
post #2 of 14
Congratulations on your baby girl and have a great babymoon!
post #3 of 14
That is great news! I'm glad the hospital worked with you, to still give you the birth you wanted. Have fun with your new little girl!
post #4 of 14
Yay congrats mamma!!! Welcome earthside baby Ada!
post #5 of 14
Glad it went down. Sounds like you did what you had to do and it was in a good environment too. Congratulations, mama. Welcome, Ada!
post #6 of 14
Welcome baby Ada!
Congrats on her birth, mama! Wow, 6 days of labor, my hat is off to you. So glad for you that she came and that everything ended up okay at the hospital.
Enjoy your snuggles
post #7 of 14
Congrats!!!!!
post #8 of 14
congratulations! glad the transfer went smoothly.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by jess5377 View Post
And I do have to say, the 24-hour on-call care after she was born was a pretty darn nice perk :-).
That was my experience, too, and the main thing I didn't like about having a homebirth this time around.

Congratulations to you, and welcome Ada!
post #10 of 14
Many congrats! Hope you are recovering well!
post #11 of 14
Congratulations mama!! I'm glad it went well at the hospital and you got the birth you wanted. Enjoy your little girl!!
post #12 of 14
Sorry about the 6 day labor....but sounds like the transfer was great, and you still got everything you wanted/needed! It certainly is awesome to hear a story where someone has that long of a labor, has to get "the pit" and still has a lovely natural pain-med. free birth that they wanted.....I am inspired, and will remember this story, should this happen to me. Congrats to you!
post #13 of 14
Congrats!
post #14 of 14
Congratulations! Glad you got great and totally appropriate treatment at the hospital. And Ada is one of the best names! Lovely.
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