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I had my baby! Daniel was born on August 4 at 9:08pm. We had to induce due to suspected placental insufficiency at 39 weeks, 3 days.

Miso to ripen the cervix and Pitocin got me to 3 cm, 60% effaced over a 23 hour period This is my third baby! It was supposed to be easier!

Waters were broken (I had polyhydramnios, so it was controlled) at 4:30 and Pitocin continued.

At around 8pm I was only at 6cm with ripping contractions--the baby's head was acynclitic (tilted). The CNM had me get on all fours, butt in the air, and do pelvic rocks to get his head to disengage and hopefully re-engage and not be tilted. I had to do that DURING incredibly painful contractions.

Heartrate decels during contractions were quite severe and I was facing a c-section if the baby didn't come soon. I went from 6cm to 9.5 cm with an anterior lip in about a half an hour. The CNM help back the lip with her hand and had me do light grunting pushes to help thin out the lip. Two or three pushes and it worked.

5 more ROARING pushes and he was out. 28 hour induced labor in hospital, 16 of it on Pitocin, no pain meds or epidural. It was the hardest thing I have EVER done.

But he is healthy and perfect! He has a beautiful latch, my milk is coming in nicely, and while it wasn't the birth I wanted, it was what was needed to birth him safely, and the CNMs and hospital supported me through the most "natural" birth possible given the circumstances.
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Yay!! Wow that is amazing, and be proud of yourself. It sounds like you went through a heck of time to get your little one here. But congrats, that is so awesome!:
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You go mama! Congratulations!!!
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Wow! You are one strong Mama! Pit is so hard to deal with! Congrats:
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: Congrats! Be proud of your body! That wasn't an easy birth and it worked hard to get your son out safely w/ no pain meds! It's great you had such a supportive environment, too!

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Wow, congratulations!

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Congrats!!!! Take care and enjoy your new wee one

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That is so amazing!! Congrats! :

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Way to go, Mama! Congrats and I'm so glad you're happily holding your little Daniel now. Yay!!! :

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wow, congratulations on your little man! you sure earned him!

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congratulations to you!!!! and how awesome to stick out a ncb even with pit!!!! you're my new hero!!!

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AMAZING!!!! I am super impressed! My babe only has a 2V cord, so my doctors are watching for deterioration...how did they diagnose it, and what did they start to see if you don't mind me asking. At 38 weeks I am starting to get nervous about him growing in there when things start to get old....

And CONGRATS!:

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Congrats!!! You're one strong mama! :::

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you ROCK!

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You did it, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Many congrats, that sounds like such hard work!! Well done and enjoy your babymoon! :

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you are a pit champ!!!! I lasted only ten hrs with my first...

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AMAZING!!!! I am super impressed! My babe only has a 2V cord, so my doctors are watching for deterioration...how did they diagnose it, and what did they start to see if you don't mind me asking. At 38 weeks I am starting to get nervous about him growing in there when things start to get old....

And CONGRATS!:
it was a combo of no movement for an hour +, low-reactive nst, polyhydramnios and heartrate decels in a pattern showing placental insufficiency.

typing one handed nak.

thanks, everyone--it was hard but worth it.
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Wow!
You are a strong woman!
: congrats!

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