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post #1 of 70
Thread Starter 
Ok I am bored as DH is out of town again got to love the military I also have a fevrish vomit smelling 3yr old laying in my lap... good thing he is a little guy...

so where were you born any where intersting.... was your birth different the the standard birth... tell me I want to know...
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Me born in Lawton Oklahoma in the entrance of the emergancy room 10 weeks early weighing in at 2lbs...

Dh standard birth in houston tx... Although his little 4ft mama push out a 10lb baby with a HUGE head...

DD Clarksville Tn ..standard teenage birth.. I had no clue and did as I was told...

DS Lakenheath England... 25 minutes after I got to the hospital he was fast and furious. I didnt even really push........

ok enough your turn
post #2 of 70
me-hospital, in FL my mom was 17, 1984

dh-his mom delievered him inside her house, and was cut with his fathers razor blade to help him come into the world...Somalia(Africa) 1975
post #3 of 70
I was born in Anniston, Alabama in an army hospital with a doctor who was being investigated for malpractice. I almost died from maconium asperation. Moved to MN at age 1.

Dh was born in Bemidji, MN and lived up north for all of his growing up.

Ds1 and dd were born at a hospital with one of the best OB's in MN (with ds1 ended up with preclamsia because nurse would not let me push when I said I had to and was over drugged with epidural with dd that tapped into the spine....very severe both times; was on bedrest, was induced, was scared, had epidurals)

Ds2 at a hospital with a midwife (diagnosed with hypoglycemia and watched my sugar levels, no bedrest, water broke at home, unmedicated birth with no interventions : )

Future children at home with midwife or unassisted
post #4 of 70
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lena1984
me-hospital, in FL my mom was 17, 1984

dh-his mom delievered him inside her house, and was cut with his fathers razor blade to help him come into the world...Somalia(Africa) 1975
WOW now that is interesting about your DH...I hope is good to his mama...
post #5 of 70
I was born in Hinton Alberta. It started normal, but after 26 hours of labour, they figured I was breech and my mom was sent for an emergency c-section (this was 33 years ago). The doctor (in bloody scrubs) went to tell my dad (in the waiting room) about the baby (me) and my dad passed out....he thought we were dead

I was sunny side up and I have a scar in my eyebrow where the doctor cut me during the c-section. It was the long, down the belly cut

Probably why he got to name me

DH...not many details as he was adopted. Normal vaginal birth by teenage mom in Alberta.

DS...I wanted all natural, ended up with 'non-emergency c- section' due to failure to progress. After 30 hours of labour I was at 4 cm. My water had been broken (naturally) for 14 hours.

DD was scheduled c-section. Decided at 37 weeks with my VBAC hero OB (he gives talks to other obs about the benefits of a vbac). It was a horrid ordeal....hence why *I* got to pick her name

Both children never dropped. It turns out my lower uterus never developed and strethched with both pregnancies.
post #6 of 70
Thread Starter 
I have never heard that before about the uterus not stretching.... Interesting
post #7 of 70
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Originally Posted by ryansmom02
I have never heard that before about the uterus not stretching.... Interesting
Me neither I looked 9 months pregnant at 6 months. There was just nowhere for them to drop to. With both I carried very high (they needed forceps and the ped leaning on my belly to get DD out )

It is a genetic thing. My mom was told her pelvis was too small. She had the same problem.
post #8 of 70
Thread Starter 
Wow that doesnt sound very fun at all.... I swear my DS was wraped around my spine.... I had the smallest bell when he was born at 36 weeks....... now DD I looked like I was having triplets..... and she was all of 6lbs...
post #9 of 70
I was born in a hospital in Normal, IL. Drug-free, but they made mom lie down. It was a quick labor, 5 hours for a first isn't bad. They used forceps though, because the doctor said something like "you're doing great, just another 1/2 hour" and my mom said "another 1/2 hour!!!!?1?!?!" so he figured she was getting hysterical and pulled me out. So, she hemorrhaged, and got an infection, and had to be on antibiotics for a week. I had a wierd shaped head, and chronic ear and sinus issues. I was nursed until 22 mos when my dad talked my mom into weaning against her wishes, a month later had the first ear infection.

DH was born at home in San Diego. His mom went so quickly and comfortably that the midwife missed the birth by 10 minutes because she got stuck in traffic. Same thing happened with his sister, only it was in Idaho with a different midwife and it was a storm, not traffic.
post #10 of 70
I was born in Southern CA natural bradley birth at a hospital...my parents intentionally arrived at the hospital about 30 minutes before I was born

Dh was a planned C-section in TX.

DS #1 was a drug-free hospital birth in TX.

DS #2 was a drug-free hospital birth in WA.

DS #3 was a drug-free hospital birth in MD.
post #11 of 70
I was born in Wimbledon, England. Pretty standard VBAC.
post #12 of 70
i was born via a scheduled c section in sf in june of 1967
dd was born at the same hospital by emergency c section
her father was born somewhere out side jinotepe, nicaragua in 1963 in a stable. kind of like jesus
post #13 of 70
Thread Starter 
Jannan that is a different place to birth... In a stable..... Interesting
post #14 of 70
I was born in Denver, Colorado in the hospital after a 49 hour and 53 minute labor (and most of it hard labor.) The most amazing thing: my mom had NO drugs on board for ANY of the labor!

Dh was born in Kennewick, Washington.

Dd was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
post #15 of 70
Me- I was born in Worcester, MA. I was breech, so my mom had a c-section.

DH- He was born in Fier, Albania. I don't know much about his birth, but it was vaginal and he was 8lbs, 8 oz and 22 in.

DD- She was born in Worcester, MA. Awful induction, emergency c-section. Very bad birth experience :'(
post #16 of 70
I was born in A hospital Jackson Michigan a 3day labor 12lbs 13 1/4 oz 24inches long...and My mom didn't tear :LOL

DH was born in a Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan 8lbs 8oz (to his 5ft tall momma) something like 4hours of labor

Ds1 born in the same hospital I was. 44hrs of induction ending in a non-emergent c/s for Failure to progress 10lbs 2oz 22inchs long

Ds2 born in the same hospital I was. Planned VBAC talked (read manipulated) out of it by a scardy pants OB afraid of a big baby. Said DS wouldn't fit through my pelvis...used a vacuum on the back of his head and dug ds out of my pelvis during surgery. 10lbs 7oz 14 3/4inch head 14 1/2 inch chest. 22inches long.
post #17 of 70
Thread Starter 
WOW your DS2 was a good size boy...
post #18 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryansmom02
WOW your DS2 was a good size boy...

fairly average for my family. I'm 5ft 10in. My sister is 5ft 4in both her dc's were 9.5 lbs and 22 and 20in respectivly. Both born sunny side up no problems. can't imagine I would have much of a problem if DS2's big ol pumpkin head was already molded to a point before ever laboring.

We'll find out next time homebirth all the way baby :LOL
post #19 of 70
I was born in Humbolt Co in cali regular hopital birth, my mom had 21 hours of labor I was 5LB and17inches long

DH was born at home in Mexico

Ds#1 was born in a hospital with only 6 hours of labor, 7lb 11 oz and was 21 inches long

Ds#2 was born c-section, he was breech and it was fast, cuz after my water broke, within an hour I was 8 cm dialited he was 7lb 15 oz and 21 1/4 inches.......
Our next one will be born at home!!!
post #20 of 70
I was born way up north in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. We actually lived in a small town near the arctic circle in a vilalge with ten houses and lots of igloos. Mom was flown to Yellowknife to have me. Laboured for four days and finally had a c-section. I was almost 9lbs. She is 5 feet.

DH was born in Havre De Grace, MD. Standard hospital birth. 7lbs

DS was born in Japan, unmedicated hospital birth, almost 3 weeks "late" all pruny and shriveled - 8.5lbs

DD was born UC in our car (in Sicily) after a VERY FAST labour right next to a Sicilian orange grove. We pulled over and I had her! - 9.11lbs
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