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post #181 of 220
Oh mama, what an amazing birth. Thank you so much for sharing, and I will be vizualizing your sweet baby coming home with you very soon!!!
post #182 of 220
I'm glad they only had time to catch the baby!!! Way to go, Mama!!

Come home soon Baby!
post #183 of 220
Congratulations!!! I checked this thread everytime I turned on the computer for updates. I am so happy you didnt have to have another c section!!!!

I hope baby gets to come home to you soon!!!
post #184 of 220
Hooray! Congratulations, breech mama! I'm so glad you didn't let those doctors stop you. With luck your baby will be home in no time.

hapersmion
post #185 of 220
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much. I can't tell you how much your support and encouragement have meant to me. I had so little of it IRL, and you've all made this so much better for us. THANK YOU!
post #186 of 220
YAY!!! I'm so glad you got the birth you wanted!!! (even though it was early) And I'm thrilled that you used my name suggestion! -Maverick- I'm giddy!
post #187 of 220
You are so AWESOME! What an inspiring story! I love Oscars name and kudos to your birth support team! Hoping Oscar comes home soon,
Angela
post #188 of 220
Congrats! I hope he gets to come home soon. You sound so calm for having a baby in the NICU.
post #189 of 220
What a beautiful, inspiring story mama!

Welcome to your Oscar and I hope he is home with you soon!
post #190 of 220
Thread Starter 

birth story and pictures

Hi Mamas!

Thank you once again for your support and encourgement. You have been an inspiration and I never knew I could feel so empowered by birth, especially after my past experiences.

I have posted my birth story on my personal blog: http://mercurysunrise.ath.cx/

I wasn't going to talk about the breech issues I was having, but have become inspired to raise consciousness and honour what was this birth. I feel it's important and how can I tell a birth story without these things being part of it? I wanted to avoid it because I have been nervous about how friends and family would respond; they are generally very trusting of medical professionals and I worried they'd think I was nuts. But, I've laid it out there and I feel good about it. Yet, if you have a chance, I would appreciate you leaving words of support in the comments section of my blog so that my friends and family know that I'm not the only one who believes in what I did. You don't need to sign in or anything; just visit and comment. I would really appreciate it mamas!

THANKS and enjoy the pictures!
post #191 of 220
Thread Starter 
Thanks mamas!
post #192 of 220
No, mama. Thank you.
post #193 of 220
I posted as Danile.
post #194 of 220
I'm so glad this all worked out!

Just to add a bit to your birth story: it's normal for a breech head to take a couple minutes to be born. It's also normal for them to appear "shocked" a bit after the birth, but provided the cord is left intact, they come around with very little resuscitation.

The sucking issue is one that I'm sure will resolve soon as your babe gets older!

You did amazing! I'm so happy for you and feel like your resolve to birth your baby on your terms is the true essence of MDC!
post #195 of 220
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Originally Posted by pamamidwife View Post
I'm so glad this all worked out!

Just to add a bit to your birth story: it's normal for a breech head to take a couple minutes to be born. It's also normal for them to appear "shocked" a bit after the birth, but provided the cord is left intact, they come around with very little resuscitation.
Thanks for noting this. It was something my midwife had warned me about and I was prepared for. The OB and nurses seemed to freak out though. It was only 2 minutes from bum to head which really is not that long for a breech. I was also prepared for the "shocked" part but everyone else seemed to freak out. I felt confident that he would be fine. Strangely calm. I am normally prone to the freaking out myself.
post #196 of 220
that's because you're highly intuitive.
post #197 of 220
Congratulations! What an inspiration to us all!

Kiley
post #198 of 220
I left a message on your blog. Well done mama, you are an inspiration!
post #199 of 220
Thread Starter 
Wow, what inspiring messages you've left! Thanks so much! I have gained so much confidence in myself, and faith in my ability to make good choices. I am also amazed that I can once again trust my body and my intuition.

Oscar has jaundice, which is keeping him in, but all tubes and IV are out and his bili levels went down today. He *might* come home tonight, but might be tomorrow or Monday. He's fantastic. Breastfeeding is a challenge as he won't/can't latch yet, but I'm pumping and we've got support lined up. He had a tongue-tie that was clipped the other day. I had one that was clipped when I was 12 to try and help me with my speech (it worked!) and it required 7 stitches to repair. My oldest dd had hers clipped after we had a lot of breastfeeding difficulties in her first week. This time, I was pleased to go ahead and do it without waiting to see. He didn't even flinch.
post #200 of 220
Congrats, Mama!!!!
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