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: I have a baby girl!!!! Labour came on suddenly and in full-force at 10:30 last night. I was pushing by 11:30 and baby girl was born at 1:16. She nurses like a pro and has hardly cried at all. I got my vbac and got to do it at home!!!! I'm in heaven. I have finally fully healed from my last birth.

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We need a pic! It's part of the UA on MDC!

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Wonderful news! Congrats!

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That's great! Congratulations!!! :

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How wonderful for you!!! Congratulations!

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Congrats!! I've been wondering how things were going for you. Looking forward to the story!

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that's amazing! congrats!

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yay!! congrats!!!!

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Congrats! What an ideal birth! :

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Yippeeeeeeee!!!!

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I finally moved my computer so I can lie down and type. I'm still having a hard time sitting comfortably. So... here are some juicy details...

On April 1st, I was sitting at the computer and felt a leak, so I went to the bathroom (approx. 10:30). I got up, came back to the computer and within a few minutes went back to the bathroom. I suddenly realized that I was cramping and that it seemed to be continuous. I called my husband and we decided to call the midwife. She was out of town at another birth and said she would call another midwife (who is actually the first midwife I met with before deciding to hire a friend). It hadn't hit me that I was as far along as I actually was (even though I was holding the garbage can under me, waiting to vomit). My hubby grabbed my mom who was heading off to bed, and we moved to my room to try to get comfortable. I started panicking a bit when I felt the urge to push and the midwife hadn't arrived yet. She was coming from a concert, her husband was going to drop her off and go pick up her supplies, and another midwife was coming from a different direction. They got here shortly after, and it was pretty obvious that we were about to have a home birth. Everyone ran around preparing things and I was pushing by 11:30 (I think). Baby was stuck on a lip, so the midwives had me constantly moving and changing positions. They were sooooo absolutely amazing. My daughter was born at 1:16. I couldn't stop saying, "I did it". I feel so unbelievably happy that I gave birth vaginally and naturally, and that I got to do it at home. I think my parents are finally over the shock of having been here for the birth. My mom hasn't gotten over the difference between my first experience and this one. She is definitely a midwifery advocate now.

So, we named our daughter Sierra Joy. She is a breastfeeding pro (and addict) and (so far) is only getting better at sleeping. At her one week appt. yesterday she was 1/2 oz. over her birth weight.
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I think my parents are finally over the shock of having been here for the birth. My mom hasn't gotten over the difference between my first experience and this one. She is definitely a midwifery advocate now.
I had to grin when I read that! That is totally my dad! I went mega overdue with my 3rd and he refused to come out to AB from MB before babe was born til we were staring my DD's bday in the face - he didnt' want to disappoint her, so he came out and was at the house when our son was born! He was AMAZED by the whole experience and my mw overheard him extolling the virtues of homebirth on the phone to some people when he called to announce the arrival!!


Anyway - what an AWESOME story and I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO glad you were so successful!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your precious girl! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her name!

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he refused to come out to AB from MB before babe was born )
Are you from Alberta too?
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I was when my two sons were born, but we've recently moved back 'Home' to Manitoba for various reasons. I miss it every day tho....

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Thank you for sharing your story. I'm so happy for you!!! :

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IMy mom hasn't gotten over the difference between my first experience and this one. She is definitely a midwifery advocate now.
This is my mom too. She had "complications" with 3 of her 4 babies that probably could have been avoided if she had used a midwife and had a home birth. The 4th, she didn't get to the hospital until she was in transition. At my baby's birth, there was no yelling at my not to push, no laying on my back to push, no worried comments when it took me an hour and a half to push my first baby out, no threats of forceps, no forced room changes, and no taking my baby away from me so that I could "rest." These are all things she had to go through.

Instead, my midwives were able to help me get my baby into a better position before I went into labor to save me some of the trouble. I was able to change positions, floating in a pool as I wished. My midwife and doula made suggestions but did not give orders. When I had to push, I was greeted with encouragement. When it took a long time, my midwife assured my mom that this was normal and just gave me ideas about how to make my pushes more effective. When my baby was born, I was able to hold her as long as I wanted before I gave her to her daddy so that I could get cleaned up. He oversaw her getting weighed and got footprints. Then, they snuggled her in bed with me so that I could rest.

My mom came up to me later and said, "I wasn't against homebirth before, but now I'm really not against homebirth." She is convinced that if she had had the same kind of prenatal and perinatal care as I had, that things would have been much easier for her.
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