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#1 of 23 Old 10-11-2009, 09:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Struan was born at home at 11.42pm on 10/10. I'd had a bloody show in the morning and increasingly strong contactions throughout the day. While trying to rest on the sofa my waters popped at 8.45pm. I then spent an intense few hours in the tub supported by DH, my midwife and doula. After a rapid transition I made it to my bed where I wanted to try and rest - Struan had other ideas and made his entrance after only 3 pushes. Surprisingly my other two boys (in the next room) slept through the whole thing. Struan has nursed well and weighed in at 8lb 14oz. I can't explain how happy I am that I managed to have the birth I wanted, we're resting in our own bed - how amazing is that?!
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Struan was born at home at 11.42pm on 10/10. I'd had a bloody show in the morning and increasingly strong contactions throughout the day. While trying to rest on the sofa my waters popped at 8.45pm. I then spent an intense few hours in the tub supported by DH, my midwife and doula. After a rapid transition I made it to my bed where I wanted to try and rest - Struan had other ideas and made his entrance after only 3 pushes. Surprisingly my other two boys (in the next room) slept through the whole thing. Struan has nursed well and weighed in at 8lb 14oz. I can't explain how happy I am that I managed to have the birth I wanted, we're resting in our own bed - how amazing is that?!
Congrats!!! We are very similar experience with our home birth!!!

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Congratulations on the birth of Struan Alexander!
What a wonderful birth experience!
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Congrats!!! Aren't homebirths the best?

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Congrats Susan! Welcome Struan!

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congrats
how blessed you are to have had the birth you hoped for!

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Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear that your birth went so well!
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What a great name, I love it! Congratulations on your awesome homebirth! YAY!

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congratulations susan!

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Welcome Earthside Struan!

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