Originally Posted by Limabean1975
DDC crasher here too.
Congratulations! And thank you so much for sharing your fantastic story! And, I love the name "Vincie".
What was your first birth like?
thanks for all the congrats.
not surprisingly, my birth with ds was also a surprise unassisted birth. we were planning a birthcenter birth. the difference with him is that i was not having actual contractions, that i could feel anyway. it was the middle of the night and i was having cramps and could not get comfortable. i called the mw who told me to get some rest, take a shower, etc and get ready for the long haul. that was at 1:30am.
i did what she told me, got up at about 5 and found myself on the toilet having contractions - pushing contractions - but what did i know? I woke dh up and had him look to see what was happening and he saw head.
i have never seen him move so quickly! he delivered the baby while the mw was on the phone. thank goodness for the bradley classes otherwise i think he would have been on the floor! ds was born at 5:30.
thankfully ds was healthy. but he was 9-2 and i was torn badly, in shock, and hemorraging so we had to call 911 and have a hospital transfer.
this time the baby was smaller and i knew not to really push just let my body take care of things. since we were planning a home birth anyway, we hadall the supplies here. it has been lovely to stay home and just babymoon.
i am a little annoyed at my mw (different one this time). she obviously knew my history and should have been on her way when i told her i felt like i did before ds was born. i guess we were both thrown off because the baby came so much earlier. i wonder if i get a discount for delivering my own??
honestly i had a feeling this might happen, especially with dh working so far away. i had a couple of people in mind to call to help in such a situation but it went so fast i didn't even have a chance. and in the end of it all i think most people would have come in with such energy and panic that it would have changed things dramatically. ds and i handled it just fine!!
you wouldn't believe the calls and comments i have been getting from people. of course, these are the same folks who don't believe home birth is safe. i just calmly tell them the birth was meant to be this way and that is was a beautiful thing.
dh's comment is that we scoff at modern medicine! he also said that if i wanted to be truely natural i would have gone outside to have the baby! lol