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#1 of 10 Old 06-08-2007, 12:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Totally worth waiting for...
Cara Louise was born at 12:15am Thursday 7th June, 26 days past the (very wrong) due date we'd been going with for the last 9 months, and 16 days after the scan date that was definitely a lot more accurate! Despite loads of stress and unecessary worry from doctors over the last few weeks, we ended up with an unbelievably brilliant homebirth, 4 hour first stage, 1 hour second, physiological 3rd, no pain relief whatsoever, breathed her out on my hands and knees in our bed. Without doubt the best thing I've ever done, I feel like superwoman (albeit superwoman who has been badly beaten up!)

Birth really couldn't have gone any better, only complication was a ragged tear which the MWs didn't feel comfortable that they could suture competently, so unfortunately I had to transfer to hospital a couple of hours after the birth. Which was annoying for lots of reasons, but not a terrible experience, and we got out under 12 hours later (would have been about 3 if it wasn't for their understaffing..). Actually it was kind of funny (though unpleasant), as I got completely off my face on gas and air (Entonox) whilst I was being stitched up and may have been a wee bit obnoxious to the obstetricians in singing the praises of my natural homebirth...

Anyway, she is beyond perfect, 7lb 12oz, Apgars 9 at 1 min, 10 at 5. Any sooner and she would have been underdone I reckon, so the waiting was worthwhile! Gonna write a proper birth story once I get meself together a bit, which may be a while....
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Wonderful! Congrats.

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welcome, cara!!! hope you're healing well, beth, and enjoying your little wonder!

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ive been thinking about you a bunch lately Im so happy you got your homebirth and that it was as wonderful as you had hoped

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Good on you! Waiting for the expanded version...
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Fantastic, Beth! I'm so happy for you! YAY!

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i've been wondering about you... i'm soooo happy for you that everything turned out (almost) how you wanted! congrats!!!
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CONGRATS Mama and welcome to the world Cara!!!

I'm glad you got your wonderful homebirth. Sorry about having to go to the hospital but I'm happy they treated you well!!

Enjoy your babymoon Mama!!
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wohoo! congrats, mama! welcome, Cara! how do you spell it?

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