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Hi mamas!!

So I see that my doula and best friend ever has updated that I had my baby

Stella Rose was born less than 36 hours ago and her placenta was born about 7 hours ago. Her birth story is a wild ride of mental and physical stamina, belief, patience, confidence and love. Here's a link, enjoy!!!

I hope you are all doing well and that those of you still waiting on your babies are hanging in ok. Thank you for sharing this journey!!!

Amy, Army wife living in S. Korea, mama to my inverted t c/s baby 04.05.08 and my VBAC with inverted t baby 07.24.10
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WOW and Congrats Amy and Welcome Stella!!

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I just read your birth story. WOW, WOW, WOW. You are incredible. I love you. I love your birth team, I agree--it sounds like you had the best possible group of people around you.

Congratulations! I am just so happy and amazed after reading your story.

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Oh my goodness!!

You are one tough and determined mama! Way to go Whew!! Good job and congratulations!

I am @ your son repeating your "choice phrase" that's funny.

I had to come back to add that your doctor is a super hero in my book! Along with the rest of your team. I am AMAZED at his patience and understanding, wow.

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WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so impressed by your patience and perseverence, but also that of your birth team! Way to go strong mama! And a big welcome to your cooperative baby Stella!!

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Wow Amy, thanks for sharing your story, I was so impressed by you and your team. Congrats again and welcome Stella Rose, what a wonderful name!

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OMG I am in AWE of you and your birth team!!! I am in awe that Dr C. was willing to wait, that his experience and expertise, along with the experience and expertise of the MW, that they were so helpful.... and that you were able to power through. I am amazed at your strength and spirit. Your doula sounds pretty great too.

Congratulations on your daughter and on achieving the satisfaction of overcoming a huge series of challenges to accomplish a tremendous feat.

I had to smile when I read you pushing and reflecting on your own doula-words-of-encouragement going through your head at the ring of fire. I was so "of two minds" during my labour as well... reflecting on what I was experiencing and putting it in perspective of "oh, well since I'm feeling this, this is what must be happening right now." At the ring of fire I shouted, "I feel like I'm riping in half!" and the MW said, "Yes, it feels that way. Push into that feeling." And I was like, "Oh yeah, duh, I already know that." But at that moment I needed the reminder. And then I just said, "Okay," and did it. I don't know about you, but I found the knowledge gleaned from personal experience, reading and doula work to help me cope with the ups and downs of labour.

As for your placenta, again I'm amazed at a HCP who is willing to wait. Dr. C amazes me so much. How beautiful that you did not have a surgical end to your birth process. When you said that the placenta was smelling, I wondered if you had an infection? But it doesn't sound like you did.

Congratulations again and looking forward to hearing more updates about how you and little Stella Rose are doing.

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Btw, I had a similar situation of being fully dilated with bag of waters intact, baby at station -2, waiting and waiting for the ROM, and finally consenting to an AROM during a contraction while side lying. My baby turned OP from ROA/ROT during labour, despite lunges and side lying with a hip and chest towards the bed which, I agree, was very very uncomfortable (and I confess, I did not stay in that position for more than a few contractions). I just mention these things because we had talked so much about OP positioning and whatnot beforehand.

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WOW Amy, you are a super woman! Congratulations to you and Welcome baby Stella! She is a lucky baby to have such a strong and special mama! All the best to you two!!!

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DDCC to tell you how amazing you are!

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wow what an amazing story!! Well done mama
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Wow. Just, wow.
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Wow!!! That is amazing!!! I'm going to think of women like you during my labor. If you can do it anyone can!!!!

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WOW AMY!!!! AMAZING!!!

You are incredibly strong woman and should be so proud of yourself!!!!

How fortunate and blessed you were to have such an incredible birth team with no surgery!

Welcome baby Stella Rose!!!!

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You are such an inspiration! Congratulations!

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What a wonderful, powerful story! Thanks so much for sharing

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I just read your birth story. WOW, WOW, WOW. You are incredible. I love you. I love your birth team, I agree--it sounds like you had the best possible group of people around you.

Congratulations! I am just so happy and amazed after reading your story.
Thanks I am still in awe of the birth team.

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Oh my goodness!!

You are one tough and determined mama! Way to go Whew!! Good job and congratulations!

I am @ your son repeating your "choice phrase" that's funny.

I had to come back to add that your doctor is a super hero in my book! Along with the rest of your team. I am AMAZED at his patience and understanding, wow.
He is my super hero too He truly is a great man and he told me yesterday that he learned a lot from me and from my birth. I was both humbled and flattered. I had to laugh at Graham saying 'oh sh!t' over and over, it was pretty funny.

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WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so impressed by your patience and perseverence, but also that of your birth team! Way to go strong mama! And a big welcome to your cooperative baby Stella!!
I guess I was patient and persevering! I just did what I did in the moment. I definitely had my weak times for sure!

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OMG I am in AWE of you and your birth team!!! I am in awe that Dr C. was willing to wait, that his experience and expertise, along with the experience and expertise of the MW, that they were so helpful.... and that you were able to power through. I am amazed at your strength and spirit. Your doula sounds pretty great too.

Congratulations on your daughter and on achieving the satisfaction of overcoming a huge series of challenges to accomplish a tremendous feat.

I had to smile when I read you pushing and reflecting on your own doula-words-of-encouragement going through your head at the ring of fire. I was so "of two minds" during my labour as well... reflecting on what I was experiencing and putting it in perspective of "oh, well since I'm feeling this, this is what must be happening right now." At the ring of fire I shouted, "I feel like I'm riping in half!" and the MW said, "Yes, it feels that way. Push into that feeling." And I was like, "Oh yeah, duh, I already know that." But at that moment I needed the reminder. And then I just said, "Okay," and did it. I don't know about you, but I found the knowledge gleaned from personal experience, reading and doula work to help me cope with the ups and downs of labour.

As for your placenta, again I'm amazed at a HCP who is willing to wait. Dr. C amazes me so much. How beautiful that you did not have a surgical end to your birth process. When you said that the placenta was smelling, I wondered if you had an infection? But it doesn't sound like you did.

Congratulations again and looking forward to hearing more updates about how you and little Stella Rose are doing.
OMG. I'm still in awe, disbelief, shock, appreciation, love, and many more emotions all at once. Trying not to doula myself was a huge challenge. Thankfully, Karen knows me very very well and knew how to handle me. No one else could have done it but her. She is a sister in the truest sense. She wouldn't even rest, if I was going, so was she. There are no words...

The placenta smelled because it essentially was old meat by the time it came out. There was no infection at all and it along with membranes were intact. The vessels had started turing green. It was just going bad. I can't imagine a lotus birth after experiencing this but then I guess when you do a lotus birth you use herbs and stuff to keep it nice?? The midwife was floored that Dr. C let me leave the hospital with it still in. She was like 'yeah, let me know how that goes!" He spoke to a midwife group the next day and told the story and they were all like WTF? But it made sense, you know? It worked exactly as it should have. He told me I taught him a lot

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Btw, I had a similar situation of being fully dilated with bag of waters intact, baby at station -2, waiting and waiting for the ROM, and finally consenting to an AROM during a contraction while side lying. My baby turned OP from ROA/ROT during labour, despite lunges and side lying with a hip and chest towards the bed which, I agree, was very very uncomfortable (and I confess, I did not stay in that position for more than a few contractions). I just mention these things because we had talked so much about OP positioning and whatnot beforehand.
That side lying is brutal. It did work though but whew, I didn't think I'd make it. It took several hours to recover from it emotionally. Stella was OP at the start of labor and by the time the birth team came (about 18 hours in) I was complete and she was LOT. I don't know when she turned but I never had back labor thank goodness!

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OMG. WOW. Just wow! There are no words.

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congrats! What an amazing birth!

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Just read your story, and am browsing facebook at the same time, and saw your birth story posted there, too, by another friend. :-)

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Congratulations

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Just read your story, and am browsing facebook at the same time, and saw your birth story posted there, too, by another friend. :-)
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Wow, what an inspiring birth story!!! Thanks so much for posting!!! You did an amazing job, and what a large baby!!! Fabulous, fabulous!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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