he was born suddenly between contractions, so i really think he kick himself out.
i don't think that's typical though.
Mama to Jet 6/05, Marvel 8/06 and Cash and Fox 2/09
Expecting Ada Marianne 11/14
I think it really depends on the baby, and I don't think ds1 was at all typical!
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
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It seems like such an alien world in there. In some ways it is...then again some ways not.
DD1, no idea.
DD2 was sleeping through most of my labor. Her heartrate only went up a tad through transition. And now, it appears she's a fairly mellow baby. Wonder if there's any significance to that?
DS#2 calm, happy, cooperative, got stuck on a cervical lip but kinda just slid right out after it was gone. He was very quiet during contractions and I don't recall much movement during labor, but his heartrate was perfect and steady the whole time. This was an unmedicated home birth...wow what a difference.
they are asleep and awake and they actively move to fit better- you can feel the heads nuzzling around and they spin. they also suck their fingers or thumbs, squeeze the cord-- their head molds to fit, they have reflexes that help and their heart rates changes depending on the activity and the stimuli - including a vagal response to their fontanels being stimulated - endorphins get higher in response to the stimulus, and the whole time their bodies are still working on nourishment and respiration via placental circulation