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#1 of 17 Old 05-03-2008, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My surprise little girl was born via c-section after homebirth transfer on Apr. 28th at 2:12am. She weighed 11lbs. and was 22 inches long. My water broke in a flood on Saturday the 26th at a restaurant. When I made it to the restroom and noticed brown meconium with particulate matter I became alarmed and we made our way quickly home. I labor sporadically over the next 24 hours with baby sounding fine, but labor never picked up. I took both cohoshes and drank 4oz. of castor oil to augment labor. When baby started having some drops in heart tones and my water had been broke for 24 hours we transferred to the hospital. During transfer I went into active labor and labored at the hospital for 6 hours with no change in dilation (2-3cm) or effacement (70%). I started showing signs of transition labor (which happens to women in some instances with malpositioning before actual transition occurs). I went on like that for an hour and a half with no change in my cervix. When baby started having decels, we decided a c-section would be necessary. It was good that we did. She was very malpositioned being posterior with head flexed. There are bruises over her shoulders and pressure knots in her right arm where the cord wrapped around it several times.

Anyway, we are both very healthy and doing great. We are home. Nursing is wonderful. I'm so happy I got to naturally labor as long as I did. I think we benefited so much from that. Thanks mamas for all of your support over these 9 months.

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Wow, what a wild ride! I'm glad you and baby are doing well. Congratulations!
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Congratulations! Glad you're both well!
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Congratulations! I'm happy that you are both doing well. It sounds like you did a wonderful job and made a lot of good choices Enjoy your little baby girl!

Mama to twin girls Adele and Nadia, born 5/2008
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Congratulations! I love her name.
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Congratulations!! I'm glad you guys are both home and healthy

Rachel, proud Army wife to my superhero.gif and SAHM to my crazy boys jumpers.gif... Trevor 4/08, Trenton 6/09 and Travis 10/10
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Congratulations!
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Congratulations! I absolutely love her name

I also ended up with a hospital transfer and unexpected c-section a few weeks ago. I'm sending you big hugs and healing thoughts. I am so happy that everything turned out okay for both you and your baby. If you need someone to talk to as you process your birth experience, feel free to PM me

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ELEVEN POUNDS drop: You are a baby growing goddess!!!!!

Glad everyone is safe and sound
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Congrats!!!

Jennifer- mom to Nicholas (11), Ella (10), Andrew (8) and Anna Sophia (6)
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CONGRATS MAMA!!!! Wow!
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congratulations!! sorry your birth didn't go as planned but glad you are both doing well. enjoy your big baby girl!
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wow! what a big baby! congratulations on your baby girl - i *love* her name! and a big and lots of healing energy coming your way.
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Congratulations on your baby girl - welcome Ivy!

- 7; - 5; - 2; --due 4/11
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Jumping in from June to say congratulations. Beautiful name!
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Congratulations!

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Congrats!!! What a story!
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