A story of natural childbirth
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So I helped put my kids to bed. I said goodnight to my older two and told them I thought their sister would be born that night. Then I https://www.moncleroutletssale.com went into my 2 year old’s moncler coats for men room to read him his nighttime books. He kept jumping out of bed moncler jackets outlet online to run to the window to tell me “there’s thunder outside.”
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moncler sale outlet The first few hours of labor were bearable. I labored in the tub for quite some time. At some point I got out to have some monitoring and my contractions got much worse. I know I labored on a birthing ball for some time with my head buried in pillows.
Around the second time I got back in the tub, my labor started progressing quickly. I had stayed around 4.5 cm for the first few hours. But after getting back in the tub, my labor quickly went from manageable to the worst pain of my life. And to call it the worst pain of my life doesn’t seem to give it justice.
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For the last 3 4 contractions in the tub, I felt like I had to give up. I was reduced to begging for someone to help me and telling them I couldn’t go on. But, every single support person I had in that room lifted me up. My sister told me, “you are doing it”. My mom kept telling me I was fine. My midwife told me, moncler outlet ny “you are birthing your baby”. And my husband, the person who swore the last thing moncler outlet location on earth he would do was get into a birthing tub, literally got in the tub to his knees to lift me up and help me out to get ready to push.
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monlcer down jackets My little girl was born at 3:25 am, around 5 hours after getting to the hospital. Once I opened my eyes, I saw there was a team standing around her ready to suction her if need be, but she started breathing quickly on her own and wasn’t affected by the meconium. discount moncler outlet Once they listened to her lungs, she was immediately given to me.
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I’ve read a lot of stories about natural birth and some seem like such peaceful experiences. Mine wasn’t. It very much was like moncler jackets outlet the violent storms womens moncler jackets outside. But I feel a sense of power that I weathered that huge storm and that I birthed my baby.
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Was your birth a peaceful experience? Or was it a powerful experience like mine?
I given birth twice, both natural unmedicated births. They are powerful. They are not, for me, peaceful. With moncler jackets kids my older daughter I labored unexpectedly quickly and was in so much shock that I didn have time for much else. With my younger daughter I knew I would go quickly, but even so I wasn ready for transition. Those birthing balls are miracles! And yes, there was some hollering going on during crowning I would do it again every day for cheap moncler jackets the joy of those two beatiful darlings.
cheap moncler outlet Not to mention I felt fantastic after birth with both girls, I was able to use the restroom almost immediately, and both girls were alert and awake and able to latch on right away.
moncler outlet store I would say both of my births were not wild, moncler outlet canada but neither were they completely peaceful. I did most of my laboring with both at home, so I think that that helped, and then while pushing I was so involved in the process that I did not think of anything else.
I have had two opposite experiences My first was a vaginal delivery with some pain medication until she started having drastic drops in heartbeat which ultimately led to a C section. I did not feel alone or like screaming, I was very involved, and I realized how much I loved my husband, not finding myself cursing him!! Until the C section. There is just something about that experience that leads a person to be very alone, uncomfortable, and totally not able to be a part of that process.
moncler outlet online My second birth was a totally unmedicated vaginal birth. We arrived at the hospital when I was already at 9 cm. As stupid as it sounds (since I was 8 days late and it was my second child) I was in denial that I was in labor! I had a brief moment of panic when I realized that there would be no medication, and actually screamed at Official Moncler Outlet them to just give me a C section (so that I could have pain medication!). Other than that it was very peaceful overall. Just me holding my husband, pushing, moncler outlet uk following the directions of the hospital staff, and then our beautiful baby in my arms.
I was going to say what someone else said I almost cried, reading about your husband getting in the tub with you! What an awesome example of his love for you! I know from my first birth experience (natural), my husband said it was incredibly hard to watch me go through the pain, and when I hit transition, he started crying (doesn cry often!!) because he felt so helpless! Good for you for sticking to it! It definitely better to feel in control vs others in control of you, cheap moncler coats for women although I liked my second birth (epidural) much better! SO glad your baby wasn affected by the meconium (I was worried for her, reading that!), and she perfect! Congrats, moncler outlet online and try to get some sleep in the next couple of months!
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