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#1 of 31 Old 07-01-2009, 02:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Millicent Edith "Millie" was born on Monday, June 29, 7lbs 8oz, 20 1/2 in. My water broke at 6:15 AM, I was in active labor by 12:00 PM, and we were holding our little girl at 3:49 PM.

Labor was intense and very empowering. I was able to stick up for myself at the hospital and avoid any interventions. I still can't believe I had the natural childbirth of my dreams (thanks to my awesome DH and fantastic nurse).

Now for my mini vent:
While I was still in triage, not even admitted to L&D yet, the on-staff CNM was already telling me that I needed to start pitocin immediately because my water had broken! I told her that I didn't want to discuss it at all until the 12 hour mark. She proceeded to tell me (in an irritated tone) that I was putting my baby at an increased risk of infection and that if I wouldn't be willing to talk about pitocin until 6 PM "hopefully I wouldn't be too exhausted to get through labor at that point." : I think there is a time and a place for pitocin, but it shouldn't be pushed on every patient who walks through the door! Why are hospitals such pitocin peddlers?

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Congrats on your baby girl!

I agree that the nurse pushing pitocin as soon as you walked in the door is both annoying and weird. Good job on standing up to her!

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Congrats on having your natural hospital birth!!! Welcome Millie!!!

I don't know why they push pit so much.. but I had an adverse reaction to it with DS1, and am so terrified that they would do it again if I was transferred to the hossy!

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Congratulations on your new little one and on an intervention free hospital birth! I'm so excited for you!

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Crashing you DDC because I have a Millicent too! Congrats on your little girl! It is a lovely name I am sure your Millie will bring you as much joy as ours does to us!

Jenese Mama to Elliot 8/05 and Millie Jane 7/07 and Cecilia Kate 1/11
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Welcome Millie and congratulations, Mama! You did a great job sticking up for yourself and avoiding unnecessary interventions. Yeah! :

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Congratulations and welcome little Millie!

Good job, Mama!

Sarah, loving wife to Michael (9/6/03), SAHM to my big girl Maya "Monkey" Grace (10/5/07) and my baby girl Charlotte "Bugsy" Mae (7/2/09) : :
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Yay! Congrats!
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Yay! Congrats!!!!

I've heard that around 80% of births are now Pitocin augmented. Good job sticking up for yourself. I did have my water broken for 48 hours before my baby was born and there was NO infection problem at all, so it is possible.

Congrats on your birth. Hope your recovery is going well.

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Congrats and welcome Millie! ::
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Big congratulations and well done you Momma! As far as the whys of Pitocin....well drug companies make more money the more the drug is used and of course insurance companies cover it. For the record-- my mother labored for 27 hours, in a hospital, with her water broke, and never had an infection. The infection line is a fear tactic, yes infections happen, but not nearly as often or as quickly as hospital staff might make you believe and of course the less frequently they do internal exams the fewer infections there are as well!

I am so impressed with your personal strength-- you had the birth you wanted and now you also have a lovely addition to your family, what a great celebration for you!

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Congratulations!! And Welcome baby Millie!!!

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YAY!! Congratulations! WOOT!!!
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Congrats! What a wonderful name!

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Congratulations, mama! Way to stick up for yourself and your baby! Congrats on having the natural birth that you hoped for! Welcome, baby Millie! :
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Congratulations, mama! I'm glad you got the birth you desired. Boo to that CNM! Hooray for your fantastic nurse!
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Millie and CONGRATULATIONS!!::

Aren't CNM's suppossed to be more "naturally" inclined towards birth?!

33 Year Old w/ a on the way w/ my DH. EDD 4/6/2011. Mama to Lotus Olivia 7/17/09 and fur mom to 1 and 1
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Congratulations and welcome to the world Millie!

Lindsay - Mum to Logan (May 3, 2007), Graysen (June 26, 2009) and welcoming somebody new in September 2011!
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Yay! ::: I love the name Millicent, just beautiful. Props to you for fending of the medical beasties!

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Congrats! I'm glad you got the natural birth that you wanted at the hospital!
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Congrats!

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Congrats! I love her name.

I had the same experience with my first birth-- the doc was very irritated that I refused pitocin right after my water had broken. I did go into labor on my own and had my daughter naturally, in a similar time span. The doc seemed surprised that such an outcome was possible.
good for you for sticking to your guns an having an awesome birth!

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Congrats! Welcome earthside little one And... your CNM... how frustrating! Good for you sticking to your guns

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Congratulations and how wonderful that you had the natural birth you wanted in the hospital!! :

Sorry about the pushy nurse.
There is always at least one person who tries to push protocol in everyone without really knowing what they are talking about. Ignoring them is the best one can do.
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Congratulations on a wonderful birth experience and baby!:

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Welcome to the world Millie and congrats mama on sticking up for yourself!

Me (42), DH (41), DD (7), DS1 (5) and DS2 Aug 02/09
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Congratulations!!

Chrissy, lucky mama to Noah (9), Lilah (6), Rowan (3) and Laney (1).
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Congratulations! Good job sticking up for yourself

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Way to go mama and welcome little Millie!

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