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#1 of 11 Old 08-30-2007, 12:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My beautiful baby girl Ella is here, born August 26th, 8lbs 14oz.
It is a long story, but I had planned a home water birth, but ended up having an induced hospital birth.
I was getting close to 42 weeks when I had a biophysical profile done as requested by my midwives. The ultrasound revealed an enlarged kidney and possible heart abnormality that everyone was being really vague about. It was decided I needed to have a more controlled birth because of this, and deliver at a hospital with a NICU just in case. I was able to be induced and go into labor by only breaking my water and using a breast pump, which I much preferred to pitosin. Overall I had the best hospital birth I could ask for, which I am grateful for.
The good news is that Ella is fine, and although she does have a small dilated vessel in her heart, according to my pediatrician and the cardiologist who read the ultrasound it should be something that goes away on it's own.
It was an emotional few days finding out that my child may have something wrong, and that my home birth that I was so looking forward to was not going to be a reality. Of course I am beyond relieved to have her safe and sound in my arms!
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baby Ella!! Congrats mama. Sounds like although your original plan was changed, that you had great birth!

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congratulations mama!! i am so glad you're sweet baby is ok.

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Baby Ella!!
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Congratulations!!

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So glad that little Ella is doing well. Congratulations to you both!
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Wow- what a ride for you! I'm soo glad everything is OK and your birth went well.

Happy baby time, mama!
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Congratulations!

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What a great example of really going with what needs to be done and making it your own. Congratulations on a satisfying and successful birth! Oh, and of course a beautiful baby girl.

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Yea!!! A healthy baby girl!!!


Congratulations!!!

She was born on my birthday!
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Congrats Momma. You and Ella have been added to the welcome thread. Please PM me if you want me to update any of her birth info
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