Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: down by the riverside
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Happy home birth and it is a ...
BOY! So excited! I guess we have a June Baby afterall. Born an hour before midnight on the 30th. Weighing in at 8.5 lbs with 20.8 inches quite a heavy baby again. It all started out with the mucus plug discharging and some discomfort. I was sorting laundry and thought it was from standing up too long and bending over. Then the contractions started slowly and about 10 -15 min. apart. Got the kids dinner and set them up for bed then called DH home from work and the mw. They both arrived around the same time. Took nice hot shower and got settled in. Mostly walking around. Mw checked baby's heart rate at some points and found it to be asleep during most of my labor. When she got here I was only at 6 cm and 3 hours later at 8 cm but then the amniotic sac burst and from there it was like 20 min. and 3 hard pushes through the ring of fire and baby boy was here. Now it is recovering with severe afterpains esp. when nursing but my uterus is already 3 days ahead of me. We are so happy and it was such a wonderful experience giving birth at home and being at home afterwards. Just love it and breast feeding has started off very well too. So hoping all of your births will go just as smooth and well.
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