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Her due date was the 12th May but she decided the stars were alignied just right for her arrival on April 13 at 2:50am.<br><br>
I had an old friend visiting and we were chatting and laughing and enjoying the atmosphere that only a true friendship exudes and we didnt notice how fast the time had gone - as time does when fun is being had. I was clearing up and getting ready for bed at around 11:30pm when I suddenly got the urge to clean EVERYTHING! I cleaned my room till it shone and then went to bed. I couldnt fall asleep. Matthew was out and I couldnt get comfortable. I got out of bed and paced up and down for about an hour. I tried calling matt when I started feeling braxton-hicks like contractions but he never answered his phone. At 2:30AM he walked thru the door and I asked him to run me a bath while I went to the toilet<br><br>
As I sat on the toilet my waters broke. I stood up and she popped out in one shot - breech. I sat down and held her close. Matthew phoned Joy - the same midwife who was there when I birthed Noah. She arrived and checked us out. I didnt tear but the cord was really short and snapped when she was born and she was concerned that she may have lost a significant amount of blood so we went to the hospital and they checked her out and gave us the all clear a few hrs later and we came home. My midwife told me that Tatum looked more like a 38 week baby than a 36 weeker and it was likely that they estimated my due date incorrecly. She is healthy and happy and feeding like a pro!<br><br>
All my kids were breech. I had an ECV with the first two as it is not legal for midwives to perform home births with breech presentations (ob's dont either). Its funny in a cosmic sort of way because when I was lying in bed I was thinking that it was really unfair that the medical institution was denying me the chance to try and birth my babies breech. I wished that I could at least try!!! I guess she heard me and decided to emerge right then! :LOL<br><br>
I have the most profound respect for my baby and my body and for birth!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Rainbow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rainbow peace">
 

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Wow! No urge to push or anything? Just out she came? Incredible.<br>
Glad she was fine. How big was she?<br><br>
Thanks for sharing and congrats!!!
 

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

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Wow! What an amazing birth story! That's really quite unfair you know. :LOL Most of us experience at least some pain. Congratulations!
 

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That's AMAZING!<br>
Congratulations!!
 

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What a simple and powerful birth! I'm glad you got what you wanted and were able to just birth the baby breech like that. Seems like that was just how it was supposed to be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Raven long time no see woman! How wonderful! Congratulations on your beautiful 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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I followed the birth story over here from the picture thread, beautiful baby and incredible birth story. I love her name, my 2nd dd is named Tatum and called Tater for the most part.<br>
Amanda
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow! No urge to push or anything? Just out she came? Incredible.<br>
Glad she was fine. How big was she?<br><br>
Thanks for sharing and congrats!!!</div>
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I did get an urge to push... shoulda put that in the story I guess <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: It all kinda happened so quickly!! :LOL
 

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Holy cow! That is amazing! What a great birth story!<br><br>
Congrats mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Awesome story Mama- congratulations!
 

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ECV = External Cephalic Version<br><br>
Cephalic is the term given to the "head down" position a baby usually adopts before labour. An ECV is performed from 37 weeks gestation whereby the baby is physically manipulated from the outside and encouraged to turn into the cephalic position.<br><br>
In both cases they were my last resort. I did not like the idea at all but it was far better than being forced to have a c/section. Its sad that the birthing process is not trusted as it should be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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