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#1 of 19 Old 01-18-2010, 09:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Angus Alan Robertson arrived on the 15th at about 10:30 am. He was 8lbs 8 oz and healthy.

The birth did not go as expected, due to some serious interference at the hospital. Unfortunately we did not arrive as late in labour as we had hoped - although I was shaking and vomiting about 7 hours of labouring at home we were still only at 4 cm when we arrived (me, dh, and doula.) We were told soon after we were admitted that although we had signed a waiver, some of our requests had been vetoed by the head of the obstetrics department, and if I insisted they would send me by ambulance to the big maternity hospital an hour away. (Not a reasonable option as far as I was concerned.)

We had a big scene, which I'm not really up to describing yet, but in the end I was worn out and told them to go ahead and schedule a repeat section. It went well, though apparently I have a "weak" scar and have been told not to attempt another vaginal birth.

In any case, I am home now, and getting into a routine while I decide if I want to do anything about what happened at the hospital, and if so, what. Angus is finally figuring out nursing after a somewhat slow start.

I'll post a picture when I figure out how!

Edit: As far as I can tell, I can't post a picture - but I made a public album which can be accessed through looking at my stats, with a few photos in it.

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Congratulations on your newest! Sorry your birth was not ideal. But enjoy your babymoon!!

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Congratulations, Bluegoat! Welcome, Angus!

I'm sorry things did not go as planned. I also had negative experiences surrounding my birth, which have prevented me from writing my birth story. It sounds like yours was worse though. Stupid hospitals.

I'm glad Angus is healthy and nursing better now.

Now mom to a boy born January 2010. 
Cautiously expecting Dec 2014!

 12/08 (6 weeks),  1/13 (11 weeks), &  12/13 (9.5 weeks)
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Congratulations mama and welcome little Angus! Enjoy your babymoon!

I'm so sorry about the interference at the hospital. Hopefully you're able to accomplish whatever it is you need to do in regards to that. Best wishes for a quick recovery!
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Congratulations on your boy!

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congrats on your boy!

i hope you are able to find peace

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Angus

I hope you can enjoy your babymoon. I am sorry your birth didn't go as you desired. It is hard to lose your dream birth.

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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Congrats! He has a fabulous name, and I'm glad nursing is getting better for you.

I'm so sorry that things at the hospital didn't go well. I hope you can do what you need to in order to heal from the experience.

Grace - wife to Jeff and mama to Nigella (11/08) and Orrin (01/10)- expecting a new addition (05/12)! Life is a whirlwind, but I'm learning to enjoy the ride!

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Congratulations!

I too am sorry to hear that the birth did not go as hoped for.

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Welcome to the world, Baby Angus! And good job, momma. You got your boy earthside. We are here and ready to listen when you are ready to share. Now sniff your baby's head and kiss his cheek for me. I've always wanted to kiss an Angus

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Congrats!

I am sorry about your hospital experience.
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Congrats, mama! Enjoy your babymoon.
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Yay!!

Welcome to the world, Angus!

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Congratulations and welcome Angus Alan!!!

Sorry that the birth did not go as planned. Looking forward to photos!

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Congrats mam and welcome Angus. Sending you healing thoughts. We are here for you when you need us. Best wishes.
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Welcome to your baby boy and congratulations to you.

I am sorry you didn't get the birth you planned/wanted.

Expat mama to my 7-year-old Halloween boy and my cheeky preschooler, who came before the midwife in January 2010... Gestating a new bean, debuting spring 2014!
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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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congrats on your new baby boy!!

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