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I've wrote up the birth story as best as I can remember it. I may have a few things backwards, and as soon as I see my doula I'll fix anything that's wrong, but I didn't want to wait another week to post my story!<br><br>
I've posted it on my website, here's the link:<br><br><a href="http://www.mattandlisahart.com/birthstorymdc.asp" target="_blank">http://www.mattandlisahart.com/birthstorymdc.asp</a><br><br>
It's VERY long.<br><br>
It's also NOT the same version as you'd find from clicking on the link on Orion's page (I really don't need my MIL having a fit about me speaking of loosing my homebirth, so the version anyone can get to via Orion's page is missing that part... and the pictures that have my boobs front and center as well! :LOL)<br><br>
And oh yes, there are some serious boob shots in the few photos we have when they put Orion on my chest after he was born. I tried to PC them, but it looked horribly silly. Not that I think anyone here on MDC is afraid of boobies, but I thought I'd warn ya! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Thanks for posting this, Lisa-- will be reading it now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/reading.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="reading"><br>
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Wow, what an incredible story, Lisa. I am so sad to hear how some of your most important wishes were disregarded! (Mostly angry though!) I can't believe that they threatened c/s. In their stupid face when he came out healthy, huh? I can't wait to meet him tomorrow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Congrats, Mamma.<br><br>
You can have this now:<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"><br><br>
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LIsa, I am so excited that I saw your thread. Congratulations in a big way. YOu and baby look beautiful!<br><br>
My heart goes out to you over the loss of your homebirth. I can completely relate as I too lost my homebirth. Your story sounds so much like mine. Please don't hesitate to pm me if you want to talk, vent...whatever. We both had triumphant endings to our births though, that is great! You are great!<br>
Birth makes me so happy and angry all at the same time. Here is to women's strength!<br><br>
Just a few months ago I was looking at your first ultrasound pics and now you are a MOM!! Yay Lisa, Yay Lisa. Congrats!<br>
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Wow, Lisa, that is quite a story. I feel for you, that his birth was so far from the way you had planned and wanted it to happen. But I am excited that even in the face of all those interventions, you still got to have a vaginal birth!! That is a feat after all they forced upon you! So congratulations on that.<br>
The pictures are so touching. Congratulations to both you and Matt, and welcome to little Orion!
 

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Yes I am SO thankful that the mag. sulfate didn't totally stop my labor, and that even with the bijillion wires sticking out of me, and feeling like I was in *such* a wrong enviroment to birth (not peaceful, like I had no choices, trapped in a bed) that my body still knew what to do and did it. With all those interventions I could have easily ended up with a c-section! I think I'd be even more heartbroken then...
 

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What a hard induction for you and baby! Sorry to learn of the hardship. Good thing your boy had his mommie to drive him to the hospital and hold his hand through everything, he must have been really scared. Well I guess you wrote he was scared!<br><br>
Thank you for sharing this hospital induction story. Hope you can rest to recover from the drugs.
 

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{{{{{hugs}}}}}}<br>
I cry at every birth story I read..........<br>
My second birth didn't end up <b>anything</b> like I had planned<br>
and it's so tough. But in the end, no matter how the babe<br>
is birthed, it is still a beatiful being in our arms!<br>
congratulations Lisa!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Lisa-<br><br>
I have been waiting for that little guy to come! I am so happy for you and Matt. I know the feeling of loss you feel for being at the hospital and how "most" people dont understand it. When we ended up at the hosptial with Rainey we heard it all- the one that hit the harddest was "Well, we are glad you ended up at the hospital" Some people just dont get it!<br><br>
And about being in the hospital bed- man! Those things suck! I couldnt wait to get to my own bed and just hold my baby without any crap and noises!<br><br>
I am so glad he is nursing well and he is just as cute as he can be. I am very proud of you- it is always a hard choice that us women are faced with in mid labor and sometimes you really dont have a choice. I also think it is funny how people talk to you like you can understand and make good choices when you feel like your belly is going to crawl out your belly button! But all turned out well- we do have perfect happy babies- even if they are hospital born-they are still mama birthed!- lol!!! Hugs to you and your new family.<br>
And sweet kisses from my baby to yours! Takes tons of pics they grow up so very very very fast- it will blow your mind!
 

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Thank you Crayon! Yes it was hard, and I'm not happy with everything that was done to me (I don't think it was all neccisary and even question if I actually had pre-eclampsia since the protein in my urine was ok when they did a clean catch and my bloodwork was fine...) I'm glad Orion is safe and sound, and really glad it didn't get into a argument about c-section...<br><br>
Nursing isn't going quite as grand as I'd like... there is a thread about that on the breastfeeding board, but it is still going, thank goodness, and we're doing the best we can. Only supplementing about 8 ounces or so a day now, woo!<br><br>
And oh my with the photos! If you come check out Orion's photos you'll see what I mean.... and we only put up the really good ones! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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Thank you for sharing your birth story. I am sorry you did not get the birth you wanted.<br><br>
I do <i>love</i> how despite all the way unnatural stuff that happened to you in the hospital, your birth was SO EXQUISITELY natural...your body heaved him out, unhindered, as you heaved, and no one messed with <i>that</i> part of your birth--<span style="text-decoration:underline;">the actual birthing part of your birth.</span><br><br>
In my opinion, that little bit was your homebirth. Your doing, yourself, your baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Glad you had a doula. I'm glad you had your own support team with you; the hosptial and staff were certainly doing their own thang the whole time, weren't they? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
You will persevere and triumph with your breastfeeding troubles (didn't read any threads; just see your reference in this thread.) Hang in there.<br><br>
Welcome to motherhood! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave">
 

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Yes tinyshoes I love the fact that the actual *birth* wasn't messed with (well perhaps except for the nurse trying to hold his head in...)... I just wish it would have happened oh 5 minutes earlier, because then Matt would have caught him and that would have been totally awesome!<br><br>
But I'm glad I didn't end up with a long pushing stage, I'm sure the doctor that didn't give a *&^% about my birth plan woulda cut me in a split second, and I was SO out of it, I wouldn't have noticed...
 

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I saw your thread about your dear MIL, and then I saw your name under the Birth Stories thread, so I had to read it!<br><br>
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful, beautiful, personal event. I thought the pictures were beautiful!<br><br>
I was also vomitting and moving my bowels throughout the pushing stage, so I can relate to that LOL...<br><br>
I also had mag sulfate at 29 weeks for pre-term labor, although it didn't effect me so negatively. I think it helped that I DIDN'T eat at all before I was admitted to the hospital, therefore I didn't get nausea and confusion, etc. I felt a little hot and achey, especially at the IV site. I also had a hospital birth, but I was actually very pleased with everything. My mom (an RN), my SILs and my DH were my labor coaches/ doulas, so I had plenty of support and help. The nurses were pleasant and mostly stayed away.<br><br>
Anyway, I'm glad I got to read you birth story, and glad that Orion and his mama are healthy and happy!
 

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Aw thank you for coming and reading my story! Yeah I think the mag was so bad because of the food and just being in labor it made it worse.... I think I probably would have been throwing up even without it, so it didn't help any....
 

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Congratulations! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I hope you are enjoying your sweet little one. I can completely relate to losing your homebirth, I had the same thing happen with my first. Sounds like our stories are pretty similar, induction for high blood pressure. Just to let you know, I was really really bummed about my hospital birth. Not that you are, but its okay to be upset about it. Everyone would say at least you have a healthy baby, which I was happy about for sure, but it wasnt exactly helpful. Among other things losing the birth I desired contributed to a years worth of postpartum depression. My next birth was at home- no high blood pressure! It was really wonderful. So it doesnt have to be the same next time (if you are planning on a next time). Anyway, your BP really was high (anything over 140/90 is high) and +3 protein is not so good either. If it helps you at all epidurals do help lower BP =) They are not all bad, lol. You did the right thing. You should be proud of yourself for facing the things you really didnt want to face for your baby. Hugs to you.<br>
blessings<br>
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