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#31 of 35 Old 01-11-2009, 11:17 PM
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Mine and my mother's births have been very similar. Although she went later and later with each one. I am the oldest and she was almost 41 with me (dr stripped her membranes which kick started labor), my brother was born at 42 weeks, and my sister was almost 43 weeks. My first son was an induction at 41 weeks due to PIH, I went into labor with ds2 on my due date, and I went in to labor with dd at almost 42 weeks. My second labor was much longer than any of hers, but I believe that was due to ds's position and things went fast once they really got going. I have always had to push longer than my mom though.

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My mothers first birth (me) and mine were VERY similar. Long prodromal labors, followed by oxygen, being forced to lay on the left side, etc. However, she was only 21 and had no support. Like none, she had to get an acquaintance to drive her to the hospital, my dad was under the ocean in a sub with no communication. I had an incredible amount of support. That is the difference, IMO.

She did agree to AROM, internal monitoring, etc. I only agreed to external monitoring. They never even brought up Internal monitoring with me. I had a great natural OB. These interventions, IMO caused the cord prolapse that led to her first section. An old style. She was basically cut in half. :cry:

My birth ended with a vacuum extraction and was vaginal.

Amazing what a difference 30 years makes, right? She is also 3-4 inches shorter than me, though, FTR, our pelvises are both small, but mine might just be big enough to make the difference. Although I was 7 lbs and my baby was 8.5. Also she was a pack a day smoker (machine rolled remember Lark Lights?). I did smoke an occassional hand rolled OG cig in my second trimester in my first pregnancy), but never more than one a day (yes, I'm deeply regretful of this, but c'est la vie, I am now 3 years completely tobacco free!).
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not a mama but an aspiring midwifery student and I actually just read that labors are usually more similar to your sisters than mothers! so very interesting thread to read
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I actually just read that labors are usually more similar to your sisters than mothers
Me, too.

In my case, my sister and my mother labored and birthed about the same. It was pretty straightforward. My mom did mention that with my sister (born 1975 in Boston), the nurse was preparing to strap her down (she wasn't medicated) and the doctor motioned for her not to do it. Eeek.

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not at all.

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