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I DID IT! I still can't really believe it but I DID IT! And..it was wonderful wonderful wonderful.

I tell you honestly, the recovery period since then has been SO much better than after the cesarean - my hoo-ha has been sore and swollen, yes, but I'd take that any day over not being able to stand up straight and the "cut in half" feeling.

I'd been meaning to post this here for some time, so I do apologize. I am still rather in shock that I left the hospital on foot two days after my amazing, normal and for the most part, natural birth with my child. For those of you who don't know me, I lost my daughter, my firstborn, Josie, in October of 2008 due to placental abruption. We tried to save her, you see, in an emergent cesarean under general anesthetic and the entire situation was just very traumatic.

For anyone wanting a VBAC, I say "GO FOR IT!" It's the most incredible rush. No sign of the baby blues around here - it's been eight whole days and I feel great, Isobella is doing great and has put on 3ox over her birth weight already! Happy baby, happy mama! Here is the full birth story, plus pics:

http://opusangara.blogspot.com/2010/...s-arrived.html

Much love to you all! XxXxX

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and my rainbow baby, Isobella Mai ...born 1/12/2010 ! in profile...
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She is beautiful! Congratulations mama!

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YAY!! Congratulations and thanks for the wonderful empowering story! I am so so sorry for the lost of your firstborn.
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Congratulations to you and your family! I remember when you posted about the loss of your first baby. I was very sad for you, but am very glad that you had a good expereince this time.

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Wonderful story, I'm so happy for you! Love the pictures. Congratulations! It is such a high, I know!!

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Congrats again mamma!

I can't blame you for getting something for pain management, I probably would have if it had been available. But you're seriously so lucky you could birth in a hospital with VBAC-friendly HPCs! Thats so cool you were still able to feel her coming down and the ejection reflex!

Enjoy every second with your precious little baby, don't be afraid to hold, smell, and nuzzle her constantly, and give her your breast every chance you get! Motherhood is pure bliss!!

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Congratulations Momma! I'm so happy for you!

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Very very happy for you!
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am thrilled to see this post from you! YIPPEEEE on your wonderful, beautiful success story!

Me (30), DH (31), DS (3.5 yrs - 5/07), DD (1.5 yr - 2/09) via VBAC!!! DS (newborn - 11/10) via natural VBAC! 2 angel babies - 06/06 & 04/08
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Thank you SO MUCH everyone! I remember first posting in this forum when I'd just lost Josie and wanted to know about VBAC and the time in between pregnancies. And here I am and have done it, a mortal woman - just a mortal woman! I really am still amazed I did it! I can't say enough how worth it every second of planning and birthing was, compared to the experience I had before!

Anyway will stop babbling now - I have a babbling baby on the nursing pillow next to me who surely wants the other boob

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and my rainbow baby, Isobella Mai ...born 1/12/2010 ! in profile...
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I was so thrilled to see your post! Congrats!! A wonderful story.

Mama of 2 sweet boys, Miles (Jan 3/07) and Avery (Nov 28/09) My fast and furious HBAC
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Welcome to the World, Little Isobella, and Congratulations, Mama!

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Congratulations!!! What a touching, beautiful story and pictures!

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Your story gives me hope. Thank you! (And congratulations on your little one!!)

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Congratulations on your beautiful, exhilarating birth! Isobella is gorgeous and your birthing story was inspiring.

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Congratulations and happy babymoon! Wishing you great joy!

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I tell you honestly, the recovery period since then has been SO much better than after the cesarean - my hoo-ha has been sore and swollen, yes, but I'd take that any day over not being able to stand up straight and the "cut in half" feeling.
i totally agree! i don't even understand how some people do planed c/s's because they think it will be easier!!!

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i totally agree! i don't even understand how some people do planed c/s's because they think it will be easier!!!
God no! Dear Lord. Never! Actually after the birth (which we have on tape) I look over at the camera, holding Bella, being stitched up (2 stitches on a skid mark so nothing really) and give the thumbs up, saying "First VBAC!"

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AWESOME! Could not have asked for anything better! Perfect birth and perfect baby!

Perdita, wife to J, mom to Bridget (6), Ivy (4) Trace (2) and Fiona, my 3rd vbac baby, born 12/2/09!
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