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So here is my story....<br>
Well, it all began Tuesday morning, Aug.5 when MW came for our weekly visit (I was 38 weeks). I was very tired of being PG and REALLY wanted this baby OUT (I had a very rough pregnancy) before my mom came. MW said she would go to health store to buy blue and black cohosh tinctures and she'll be back in a few hours...<br>
A few hours passed and I was on the phone to my friend when I started feeling tiny contractions and didn't really pay attention to them since I have been having many braxton hicks but after a while I felt they were coming pretty often so I suspected something might be happening... I was supposed to have my friend and fam. for dinner. After MW appt. I didn't cancel dinner plans `cause nothing was "really" happening.<br>
So around 2:45pm the MW returned with the tinctures and I told her that I might not need them after all.... so she checked me and sure enough..... her reaction was: "oh ya, you're having this baby today!" and silly me asked if I should cancel my dinner plans, to which she replied "You are in denial girl"!!!<br>
I asked MW by when she thinks the baby will be born, she said by 9pm. We timed the contractions... they were coming 2 MINUTES APART from the get go!!!! not strong but close together.<br>
I went about my business, cooked supper, took a bath and called my support friends, an acupunturist (former MD) and another friend of mine. I told them not to rush....this was about 3:30pm. The acupuncurist arrived at approx.4pm.<br>
The plan was for my other friend to take my daughter and sister to her house and come back for the birth. I wasn't feeling strong contractions yet so I didn't call her to come until 4:30pm. She arrived at 4:50 and took the girls at 5pm.<br>
SHE MISSED THE BIRTH!!!! my son was born @ 5:12pm in the shower while I was bent over my birthing ball (I LOVE this thing!!!) His apgar was 10 at 1 minute. Weighed 7lb. 9oz. 20 in long, 13 3/4 in. head. 3 hrs total labor time with 45 min. of "real" labor.<br>
Things were progressing so fast that I asked the acupuncturist if she had needles to slow down labor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> , We all had a good laugh but I was serious at the time...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br>
I pushed for 2 minutes and out came a totally pink little boy who didn't need any suctioning at all!!! (I'll keep the bulb for next time...)<br>
MW said if she would have known it was going to go so fast she would have made my friend stay and not take the girls to her house.....<br><br>
All I can say is... Thank G-D for home births... I can't imagine having to have the baby in the hospital.... the ones around here are horrible !!!
 

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Wow, that was fast! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sounds like a wonderful experience--congrats on the birth of your son! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby">
 
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