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Old 11-06-2006, 01:32 AM
 
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#1 After waking up from an unconscious (failed anesthesia c-section)... "Why did this have to happen to me?"

#2 After a long but successful VBAC...
"OMG... I DID IT!!!!"
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:28 PM
 
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DS#1
30 hours of confusion, pain, helplessness - My sweet baby boy! I'm NEVER doing that again!

DS#2
Dread - 4 hours of the most intense pain - My sweet baby boy! I'm NEVER doing that again (really, I'm not! )

ETA:
Neither of my births were anything close to ideal, but I would do it all again for the 2 sweet boys that I have!:

Molly, mama to my 3 sweet boys.
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1st one:
Why the hell am I in pain because I've changed my mind, pushing sucks ass, but omg it gave me a baby! (now where is the marathon for me to run)

2nd baby:
Give me a gun so I can end this, Thank god its over, why am I still in pain, dear god give me food and wine.
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DS: I don't really talk about this birth much so I can't sum it up in a sentence...other than maybe "How can I feel this sad when I have a wonderful baby boy?"

DD: The first words out of my mouth were "I got to hold her first"...a defining moment in my life.

I love both my kids so much though...but I am hoping for a repeat of experience #2 (without the hospital transport because I started pushing before the MW got there LOL).

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If only I knew then what I know now;would have gone unassisted and avoided a lot of unnecessary stress.

Mother to one wild and crazy boy 12/29/2002.
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DS: mw home birth transferred to hospital, major back labour, worst OB ever.

DD: two hour wonderful home birth, powerful and empowering, best day of my life.

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#1 Birthing in a hospital was the worst thing that I've ever experienced, and I never want to that again.

#2 Birthing my baby at home, in the water, was the most exhilirating, awe-inspiring, normal, and awesome thing I can imagine, and I can't wait to do this again really soon!

#3 Uh, I didn't mean that soon

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The birth of my son was the most amazing, empowering, life-changing day of my entire life; I was so in awe of my body after seeing what it was capable of doing.

Birth is truly awesome.

Zen doula-mama to my spirited DS1 (2/03), my CHD (TAPVR) warrior DS2 (6/07) & a gentle baby girl (8/09)
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DS 1: An empowering experience that restored my faith in my body, was nearly painless, stretched my capacity to surrender in a way I've never experienced, and filled my heart with love so deep I could have never imagined it.

DC2: TBD

DS was conceived after infertility treatments, so after going through soooo much invasiveness, and feeling so discouraged by my body and how it works (I have PCOS), it was very powerful to have an amazing, nearly painless birth...it truly helped me heal emotionally and I think I gained some kind of closure from the experience, if that's possible.

My entire labor I kept thinking about how contractions couldn't touch the emotional pain we went through to get pregnant with him.
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dd1: ah, this pitocin isn't so bad [then AROM], OMG OMG OMG I can't do this, I need something, okay, you drug-pushing nurse, give me Nubain, bad mistake, I have a baby!, ouch my body has been mutilated.

ds: wow, this is pain-less, okay- roaring through the birth canal hurt, afterpains are worse than birth, I feel sooooo empowered.

dd2: why does this hurt so bad?*, I can't believe she's a girl! (repeat last statement 50 times), I feel soooo strong and awesome.


*nuchal hand/arm but thankfully no tears.
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dd: Who are you, and where did you come from? (induced pitocin and epidural birth, felt like I wasn't even a part of it)

ds: That wasn't nearly as bad as I expected, I rock!! (natural birth.)

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My best wasn't good enough.

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Oh god, oh jesus, I am never doing that again.

BTW, I am not religous.
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I completely underestimated two things, how excruciating the pain would be and how quickly I would forget all about that and fall in love with the most beautiful baby I have ever seen in my entire life.
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Suddenly it came on like gangbusters, and when it was over I felt very strong.
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I think that sums it up for my second.

First:

"I just endured a wonderful two-day labor and delivered at home and all I got was this lousy D&C" Okay that's not true -- I got a wonderful babe afterward too but didn't get to enjoy until one day later

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ds1: Where have you been all my life little baby, your just what I needed!
ds2: I knew I could vbac all 10 pounds of you!
ds3: Smallest babies dont hurt less, but I, yes I caught you!
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My love, from the moment we started your long journey into this life, I hope I proved to you that I will endure anything for your sake.

Prenatal/Pediatric Chiropractor (Diplomate) , raising the next generation drug-free!
DS - CJ :, the love of my life
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