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#1 of 3 Old 04-16-2014, 05:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all

I found these forums last night while searching for homebirth trauma. I'm Mel from Australia, and I have 6 beautiful DC aged 7-0. I had my last little one in a planned homebirth just Tuesday. It was my 5th homebirth. I'm a crunchy Christian and we breastfeed, co-sleep and cloth-diaper. We live in a country town which is pretty conservative. They were shocked when we moved out here intending on having a homebirth!

I found this birth very tough compared to the others. She was posterior, though neither the midwife or I picked it up. Pushing was awful and took hours as she kept turtle necking, whereas normally I can just use gravity to sway the baby out. I tore for the first time since my hospital birth and am as sore as a first time mother! I've been really down about it since the birth and keep thinking that I should have known that she was malpositioned and it must have been my fault for not doing enough to get her the right way. I had thought she would be my last baby and was hoping for another beautiful birth but the reality was that it was painful and I was terrified. Everything is going well with her though, she was never stressed and my milk is coming in now on day 2.
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Welcome horsegal! Sorry to hear your birth didn't go quite as easily as you'd expected. I'm sure lots of mamas here can relate. And welcome to your sweet new babe :love

 

Here's a few forums you may like:

Here's a place you can share your birth story & read others http://www.mothering.com/community/f/166/birth-stories

 

Healing Birth Trauma http://www.mothering.com/community/f/502/healing-birth-trauma

 

Mamas in your area http://www.mothering.com/community/f/212/australia-and-new-zealand


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Thanks for the links. Will give me something to look at in the long night time feeds!
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