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#1 of 17 Old 08-18-2006, 09:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
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On Sunday 8/13 (38w3d, day of ds1's b'day party) my pre-labor contractions finally turned into the real deal. I was excited and ready..
But, when the mw came and checked me, she thought the baby had turned back to breech again (he was breech at 33, head down at 35 weeks). She did an internal exam and felt a foot. Mw's here don't deliver breech babies at home, so we went to the hospital to confirm with US. Baby was transverse!
Contractions were fast and furious by now, ob on duty and mw (and after discussion, dh and I too) agreed that chances of vaginal delivery were low to nil and risk of cord prolapse very high, so an hour later I had my little one by emergency CS
I'm sore, and naturally, disappointed, but happy to be home, and our little Kieran Rafael is beautiful and doing great! Already nursed past his birthweight!

mama to my August boys ('03 & '06) trying to figure out what to do after 5 losses
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Congrats on your new little one!!! That is great he has already gained his weight back! Way to go momma!

Im sorry you didnt get the birth you were hoping for.
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Congratulations on the arrival of Kieran! Sorry he wasn't cooperative with his positioning. I hope you recover quickly.

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Congratulations! I'm sorry it wasn't the birth experience you were hoping for.

Mom to DD#1 8/04, nursed 43 months, DD#2 8/06, nursed 21 months and DD#3 9/08, still nursing strong
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Glad to hear you are both home and healthy!
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congrats gabry and welcome kieran!!

hope you're enjoying these special first few days together!
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Welcome to the world, Kieran! What a great name.

Hope you heal quickly.

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I'm glad you guys are both doing well - congratulations!
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Congrats on your son :boy
on the c/s I had my babies by c/s for transverse position too. The pain gets better

mum to Christopher (6/98) Elizabeth (2/05) twins Aaron and Dominic (7/10/06) and new baby Eden (4-18-09)
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Congratulations on your baby boy! I'm so sorry about the emergency c/s... I would be dissapointed too - but it sounds like a good choice in a tough situation. I hope your healing goes smoothly and you can be gentle with yourself and feel sad about it if you need to. Big s and great job on the nursing Mom, wow!

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Congratulations on your champion nurser. His name is absolutely beautiful! Best wishes for a super speedy recovery.
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congrats Gabry.I think all of us TTC after L have had our babes now.
I am glad all is well and rest up and enjoy your babymoon

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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Sir Winston Churchill
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Congrats Gabry. I am sorry the birth didn't go as planned but glad everyone is healthy.

Welcome to the world Kieran

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Congrats!!! I LOVE his name!!! You know, the exact same thing happened to a friend of mine- planned homebirth, her water broke & baby's hand came through her cervix, out her vagina & she had an "emerg" c/s. I hope you're feeling okay about things not going as planned. Well done on the nursing!!!
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Congrats to you!
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Congratulations!! Please be gentle with yourself as you're healing. There's support out there if/when you need it.
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CONGratulations! The best part was how you and your team all worked together to make sure you and baby were healthy! Enjoy your new baby and rest up!
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