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#1 of 34 Old 07-27-2008, 04:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Born this morning at 2:55 AM
unassisted
surrounded by family
into water
into Daddy's and Grandma's hands
in our family's home
weighing 10 pounds 3 ounces (!!!!)
with very sticky shoulders

Praise God!

Announcing the birth of our daughter, Claire Elizabeth.

Read post #23 to hear about how we got her shoulders unstuck....MsBlack wanted to know
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Congratulations!!! Welcome baby girl!!

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Yeah for you!

Happy Babymoon!

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Congratulations, Mama! : Welcome to the world, Claire! Btw, I love the name!
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Congratulations! Great job Mama! :
welcome to the world sweet baby girl!
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Congratulations to you! How beautiful!
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Congratulations!!!

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WOW, mama, congrats!!

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Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!!

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congratulations!!

baby claire!!
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Welcome to the world little girl!
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Yeah! Congrats on your BIG girl!!! Welcome, baby Claire!

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Woohoo!!! Way to go, Mama!!!!

I'm a Claire Elizabeth, too!!!! Great name!

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Congratulations Mama :

And welcome to the world aby Claire!
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Congrats on your big girl, mama! Enjoy these next few weeks.

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Congratulations

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So, do tell--

what did you do to help get those sticky shoulders out?

and oh yeah--congrats! Awesome!
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Once I eased the baby's head out, I realized that it was only out to about the base of her skull or midway at her ears. I waited through a contraction for her head to turn or anything to budge a little bit more and nothing budged **at all** With that next contraction, I gave a bit of a push and nothing budged then at all, either. I realized her shoulder was stuck, so I stood up (was in the bathtub) and rolled over to a hands and knees position.

Once I did that, she was still really, really stuck and was not budging at all. I started directing my husband to "get the shoulder!" He looked at his hands and realized that it was going to be extremely difficult for him to do (he has really big hands, thus the linebacker child!) anything since she had no shoulder or neck or anything showing but her head to her chin. At that point, my mom jumped into the tub to help (big bathtub). She tried to give the shoulder she could reach a little pull to see if that would help the baby out, but she couldn't, so she pushed on the baby's trunk/upper shoulder in a corkscrew motion as described in "Heart and Hands." That did it and then the baby pretty much rocketed out once that shoulder was dislodged.

I really can't say enough about "Heart and Hands." I remember reading up on shoulder dystocia in it and I actually had discussed it with my mom about a month ago, so we both knew what to do pretty quickly. From the time I suspected her shoulder was stuck to the time she was born completely was a little under 4 minutes. It seemed a lot longer, but she was born just fine and did not really seem to need any stimulation to get going. She was actually quite peaceful once she was born and had good muscle tone, was looking around, etc.
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Congrats and kuddos to you and your mom for your great memories! :
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That is just awesome. Totally awesome! Thanks for sharing that with us.

4 min is really not that long. I mean, at that time it is fer-freaking-EVER, but that amt of time does not usually begin to enter a danger zone for the baby. I have read stories about much longer SD scenarios where babies made it and did ok--but needed some help getting started. Some of those stories more than 10 min, and in one case I think it was 16 min recorded (mw attended, someone timing).

Anyway, great that you and your mom did this. and yeah, I really really like Elizabeth Davis--Heart and Hands and her other work, too.
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oops--time recorded refers to time between head and shoulders delivery.
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Wonderful! There's just babies popping out all over the place! Congrats!:

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congrats, what an awsome story! happy babymooning!:
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