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Francesca Zoe is here, as of 7:29 PM on 5/21!<br><br>
My urine came back with protein at Monday's midwife visit, and my blood pressure was high. After a few days of self-monitoring BP, it kept rising and I had to go to the backup OB on Thursday, who put me in the hospital around 2:00 PM to be induced, with a completely closed cervix. Four rounds of Cytotec later, I was finally up to 2 cm dilation at noon on Friday. At 3:50, the OB ruptured my membranes, and fortunately both baby and I responded well to that. At 6:00, I was up to 4 cm. And a bit after 7:00, I started pushing, the nurse checked me, and I had gone up to 10 cm. There was a quick scramble around me which I was barely aware of, and at 7:29 I had a baby girl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
I am still disappointed that my planned simple, intervention-free homebirth turned into a hospital induction. But I am grateful, not only for my precious, healthy baby girl, but also for my midwife, who came to the hospital and acted as my doula (I'm in a state where HB is not legal, so her role had to change in the hospital), and for a respectful OB who kept the interventions as minimal as possible and made it possible for me to still deliver vaginally, with no pain meds, AND consented to me being released early from the hospital back into my midwife's care.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Congrats mama!! I am so happy for you and so happy to hear things went well for you despite it not being what you had planned! Enjoy your precious baby girl!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Congratulations. I'm glad the les than ideal situation was not so bad.<br><br>
Lovely name too.
 

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Congrats mama!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Sorry your birth didn't go as planned but it sounds like you had a great OB and also great support by your midwife <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Gratz Mamma!! Wooho and welcome Francesca <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Yay, Another 'June baby' is born! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Congrats!!!<br>
Great to hear you had wonderful support by your side!
 

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congratulations!
 

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Congratulations! That's wonderful!!
 

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Congratulations!! Glad everything is ok. Enjoy your babymoon!
 

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CONGRATS!!! I'm so glad to hear that all turned out well despite being different than you expected. Welcome to your little girl!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Wow, what a story! Congrats on a beautiful birth, though I am sorry it wasn't the way originally planned. Enjoy your babymoon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Congratulations on your baby girl, I love her name! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Holy June Babies!!!!<br><br>
Congratulations on your sweet little girl!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Congrats!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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