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Ben is here! My beautiful HBAC boy UPDATED WITH BIRTH STORY #22

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Ben was born on the 21st after 5 hours of active labour at 7.53pm.

9 pounds 9 ounces
53cm long
38cm head

I had him in the pool at home in my dining room and it was the most incredible, amazing, powerful, awesome thing that I have ever done. Wow. No tears, just a few grazes.

About an hour after he was born, we noticed he was breathing really fast so went to hospy. We were admitted for 5 days and have just got home today. He is doing really well and feeding heaps and heaps. He's perfect.

Will type up a birth story a bit later.

Just born
post #2 of 23
Congrats! Welcome Ben!
post #3 of 23
DDC crashing, but I can't resist the beautiful babies and their stories! Congrats to you Mama!
post #4 of 23
congrats melly, im soo glad one of us got our hbac! i was getting a bit worried when u werent online! such a sweet boy and soo glad ur home safe n well

well done!
post #5 of 23
Congrats! Glad that you had a safe delivery and it went how you wanted
post #6 of 23
Congrats and welcome baby!
post #7 of 23
Congrats! So glad that everyone is home now.
post #8 of 23
congratulations!
post #9 of 23
Congratulations on your HBAC. You look ecstatic! Welcome Ben Glad you are all back home.
post #10 of 23
Congratulations. Rest up and enjoy your little one.

It is good to see some of the HBAC's working out.
post #11 of 23
Ben! Congrats courageous mama!!!
post #12 of 23
Congratulations!
post #13 of 23
Beautiful picture! You look so haapy. Congrats to you all.
post #14 of 23
Way to go on your hbac!!! Fantastic journey for you both!
post #15 of 23
been thinkin' 'bout you!
post #16 of 23
such wonderful news!
post #17 of 23
Congrats mama! He's beautiful!
post #18 of 23
Congratulations!
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone

Thought I should add what was wrong with his breathing.
Turns out he aspirated some water when he was born, which is so very rare. My midwifes births are 70% water births and this is the first time its happened to one of her babies. He was treated with a 5 day course of antibiotics (blech) as they werent sure if they fluid on his lungs shown on xray was pnemonia or not and its too risky to wait for blood results in case it is.

It's so good to have him home!

I'll get his awesome birth story down soon.
post #20 of 23
Congrats!! I'm so happy you got your HBAC...you look SO happy in the pic you shared! I'm glad Ben is home and doing well.
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