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#1 of 14 Old 12-14-2008, 02:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Georgia Dru Allen was born on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 12:13 AM. Labor was short. She is nursing very well. We are all doing well, including big brother Charlie. I will post the birth story later. I'm now suffering from migraines. Any suggestions?

Well, the migraines have ceased; I guess it was the influx of hormones. Georgia is still nursing well and sleeping beautifully, so well that I have to wake her to nurse. Here is our birth story:

On Dec 8, 3 days overdue, I went to my dr at 11 AM and was dilated only 2 cm. As we live an hour away, we decided to do some Christmas shopping and didn't get home until 3:30. We just sat down for dinner at 6 pm when I had my 1st contraction. I didn't think anything about it, until 5 minutes later I had another one. I kept getting up from the table because it hurt so bad. After about 4 contractions, we decided to start timing them and by 7 they were consistently 4-5 minutes apart, 45 seconds-1 minute in duration.

So we hopped in the car and drove the hour to the hospital. Since we were passing through 3 different counties on our way, we called 911 in each one to notify them that we were driving just a tad over the speed limit. Amazingly, we did not see one cop.

We arrived at the hospital at 8:15 pm and I was dilated 4 cm. So the admitted me (duh- I was obviously in labor!). At 9:45 I was almost 8 cm and I decided to get an epidural. That was not inserted until 11 pm and didn't fully kick in until 11:30 pm. At 11:45 the dr said I was ready to push. 30 minutes later, at 12:13 AM on Dec 9, Georgia Dru was born. She weighed 7 lb, 5 oz and was 19 inches. We could not believe how fast everything was!! We all (husband, mother, and I) felt like it was a dream. It really was a great labor and delivery (despite being in labor for 1 hour in the car).

Here are a few pictures. Hopefully they show up.

http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/A...70/t_=99703870

http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/A...70/t_=99703870

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Not sure about feverfew and nursing but it's supposed to be really good. Also, as a fellow migraine sufferer loads of research has been done on an herb called butterbur that is very effective but again, not sure about compatibility with nursing. If you have or know of a natropath I would ask them. I don't think conventional migraine drugs are compatible with post partum or nursing but some of the herbs may be, also check out accupuncture, that has always helped me.

Congratulations and blessings on your new little one and to the whole family!
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Congrats, mama! : Glad labor went fast for you and she is nursing well.

Sorry you are suffering from migranes! No advice but I hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy your babymoon
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Congrats!

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Congratulations! I have no idea about migraines but I hope they go away!
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Awesome news!!! : I love the name Georgia. We considered it for our little girl, too

I have migraines, too, but since starting acupuncture a year ago they have all but disappeared.

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Congratulations mama!!

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: Congrats Mama!!!!

Do you have your placenta? Might be worth trying to see if it helps with the headache...?
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Congratulations! I'm sorry to hear about the migraines. I get them too. My best recommendation would be acupuncture.

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Congrats!!

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Congratulations! :
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Congratulations and welcome to the world Georgia!

I'm sorry about the migraines, hopefully they will ease off as your hormones return to normal.
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Congratulations! : I like the name Georgia.

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Congrats!! Love the name!!! Can't wait to hear your story and see pics!! Sorry about the migraine.

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