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#1 of 25 Old 01-09-2010, 09:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I appreciated these boards so much during my last weeks so wanted to thank all the mamas out there for posting and connecting.

Salila Aria was born January 2nd at home. It was an incredible experience. Excruciating and hard, and we made it! 6 1/2 hours of labor after an herbal, nipple stimulation induction as her hind waters had broken. Amazingly though she was born in the caul, in an intact sac. My husband caught her and opened the sac after her head was born, and her body slipped right through it.

It was the hardest experience of my life. And I have an amazing gorgeous baby girl now. Breastfeeding was also really hard, as I transitioned from colostrum to breast milk, my breasts were almost engorged and she couldn't latch on for upto 6 hours at a time. Fortunately we got the help of a Lactation Consultant and our midwives and after 4 or more home visits and 2 nights of crying, both her and me! we turned a corner.

Also postpartum has hit me hard. My husband and I got completely exhausted after 5 days of non-stop work. Cleaning up from the birth was a huge job. I had a 2nd degree tear and lost enough blood that I needed full time care the first few days. After I began hallucinating on night 4 and my husband was just about on the verge of collapse I found the number for a postpartum doula and she came immediately.

All in all, reaching out for support at the earliest moment is so important. And thankfully all is moving on an upward path right now. I have finally rested a bit and can walk around the house. I made my first foray out of the house, one week postpartum, to the mailbox today! It felt great.

I will post my birth story soon!

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Congrats!! I'm glad you had such an awesome birthing experience!!

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Congratulations!! Sounds like a rough start, but I am so glad that things are going better now!

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Congratulations! It sounds as though you have been through a lot, I'm glad everything worked out for you!
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Congratulations! You are strong, mama!!

My babies were born at home! 09/07, 01/10, and 09/12 joy.gif

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Congratulations!

Jill stillheart.gif Chris (7/96), mommy to 3 sweet redheads: jumpers.gif Matthew autismribbon.gif (12/02), Michelle (8/05) and Marissa (1/10). Nursing since 2002.
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Congratulations! I was wondering if we'd have a January 2 baby, because your baby has one of the few palindrome birth dates in the decade (01-02-2010). Auspicious!
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Wonderful news!

Welcome to the world, Salila!!

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Chatty Girl - 3/2006, Lovey Boy - 1/2010, Delicious Baby Girl - 1/2012
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Congratulations! I hope your recovery continues well.

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Enjoy your babymoon mama!! You need it

A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.

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Congratulations! Rest and recover and love that baby!

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Congratulations!!

Christina, mom to Alaina, Addison, Noah, and Magdalyn
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congrats on your new baby girl

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Congratulations and welcome Salila Aria!!!

Glad that things are going better now. Enjoy your precious little girl!!!

DS 31/01/10, TTC #2
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Congrats! So glad you have found some help to get you through.
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Congratulations! You are one strong mama!!

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Congrats! So glad you're on the mend.
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Oh I love her name so much! Congratulations mama, I can't wait to see a picture! Enjoy your babymoon!
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Congrats Enjoy your babymoon

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Congratulations! Welcome, Baby Salila! I'm glad to hear you are on the road to recovery and enjoying your newborn babe!

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Wife to K since 6/95 Mommy to "The Fellas" ages 13, 10 and 8 and our rainbow girly 12/09.
Always remembering my babies who could not stay '08 '08 '09
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CONGRATULATIONS mama! I am so happy for you and your family! XXXXX

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and my rainbow baby, Isobella Mai ...born 1/12/2010 ! in profile...
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Congratulations!

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they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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Congratulations mama!!! So glad that you made it through the hardest moments and hoping that everything goes smoothly from now on.

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