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still fresh in my mind seeming as i only did it on Thursday.. but i just cant get over giving birth! i keep talking about it and thinking about it.. i cant believe that i actually did it!!.. it was very scary.. and i felt a little out of control.. but im just amazed that the human body can make and deliver a baby..
i had a good labour i am so proud of myself.. was in labour for 9 hours and 20 minutes! apparently thats great for a first timer.. went very fast.. i also had no epidural only pethedine.. i cant work out what feeling was worse.. the contractions or the pushing.. i guess they r both as bad as each other..
as soon as the baby is out u dont care what pain ur in or what ur feeling like.. its so amazing seeying ur little baby for the first time..
when they put him up on my belly i was so emotional and teary.. its so weird he had this smell on him.. not a bad smell.. like a new life.. it smelt warm.. does that sound weird? who knows im talking about..
lol im sorry my mind is racing a million miles and hour right now!!!!!!!!!!
i have to say i have a new found respect for every single women who has even given birth!! what amazing creatures we r!! lol
one more thing.. i was so lucky to have 2 of the nicest midwives.. the women who delivered my baby.. stayed past her shift cos i had felt comfy with her as she had been there with me all evening.. and then i had another one looking after me through the night and she was great.. they r just amazing.. for what the have to do and how they have to help us.. i couldnt ever do or see the things they do! but i guess nothing must shock them..
anyway everyone talk to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee hehe!!
Congratulations on your birth! I'm pleased it all went wonderful for you!! I hope that you enjoy your new little bundle of joy!! We'd all love to hear your birth story!
Hey jennababe...yep giving birth is certainly an amazing experience!! Sounds like you went very well! My birth was 36 hours long and i didnt have any pain relief for the first 30 hours!!!:eek: I had to been induced by a drip at 30 hours and then the contractions come on long and fast - and i opted for the GAS - the gas at this stage became my best friend and i almost cried when they told me to start pushing and took the gas away lol...as long as my labour was, and yes as much as it hurt it is an amazing experience and the best thing in the world!
You definatley forget the pain once your little one is on your chest...oh its all coming back to me now! enjoy your little one because before you know it they will be all grown up!
I know how you feel.....I love talking about my birth and even watching the video.....That day will be with me forever.
Im happy to tell anyone my story if they will listen.....:laughing: Im sure ppl must think....."shuttttttuppppppp"....LOL
hi jennababe congrats on your baby i had two really different births but loved bot of them the first was induced 42w2days was in labour 5 hours pushed for 2 hours then he was not coming out bubs was in distress then rushed off the theatre their i had forceps deliverly josh was put on my belly i was in shock i could believe my eyes flynn was total different was induced at 37 weeks due to high bp and i was given gels tues night felt niggles all night but not much pain diven gels again wed morning at 6.am then a bit more pain the waters were broken at 10am he was born at 2.o1 pm he was 13pounds 5oz and oh my god did he fly out he was out in 3 big pushes the doctors said to me after i am so sorry i made you have this size bubs but he didnt know so i am getting induced this thursday as the same thing my ob does not want her to be to big i had scan two weeks ago and she was already close to 8 pounds so he thinks on thursday it will over 9 pounds but not to big for me so i am really excited about this birth i fell more in control then both the other i guess because i know what im in for i guess
oh yeah what hospital did you have bubs in i was in adelade for both of those bubs i had them at flinders medical centre and they were great there in labour and recovery im going private this time i think they will have to be great compare with my time in fmc
once again congrts on baby :smiliedance:
Firstly Congrats, he is just beautiful :hugs:
Yes I loved it too, I had so many complications & nothing went to plan but I often find myself thinking about it & how I managed to pop my huge DD out(11 pound) but I did & loved it :D
Thinking of my birth(how hard and long it was) is the only thing that gets me to stick out the whole hour in my Spin Class :laughing:
Enjoy being a Mummy :thumbsup:
wa mum of 4
Congrats on your new baby. I donít usually talk about my labors as other mummies hate me lol. But here it goes.
Ds 1: 9 hrs DS2: 2.5 hrs (no drugs all natural) DS3: 1 hr (no drugs all natural not really a choice) DD1: 2 hrs (had an epi because they were going to do an emergency CS because of hemorrhage but she had other ideas. Epi had worn off they topped it up and 2 secs later had urge to push so I guess it was drug free).
So if you go off mine your next labour should be about 2hrs long. :smiliedance:
Enjoy your little miracle; you will be in awe for many years to come.
They do grow up too quick though so make the most of this time and take tones of pics.
Well done :thumbsup:
hey :wave: congrats on your beautifull bub (very cute!!)
I am always happy to talk about my birth when ever someone asks!! I really enjoyed it. Labour was 8 hours long (counted from when waters broke) and I pushed for about 10 min and bub was out. I found the whole thing to be really positive and it was great to be able to share it with DF (and the other 8 people in the room:eek: , who I didnt even notice till afterwards!!)
We ended up with so many people cos we were the last to arrive that morning, but the first to have our bub (after being turned away 3 hours befor, "no hun your not in labour") All the midwives came round to have a squizz.
My ob was awsome and we all joked around for the whole thing (It was more like a comedy gala than a labour room!!) I look forward to doing it all again (realising it will prob be nothing like the first but will make the most of it anyway!!):D
I like to talk about birth
though I think my hubby enjoys going into my detail than I do...
I had three natural births, painful but so rewarding=baby
Even though i gave birth nearly 14 months ago it is all still fresh in my head & i love talking about it to anyone who will listen. I too had two great midwifes; one was with me the whole time & the other came to take over the other ones shift but she said she would stay over time to see me through it all. Yep once the baby is out you just seem to forget about the pain & your just so happy to see your little bundle of joy. Im scared of giving birth again soon but i know it will all be worth it in the end & i know i can get through it. A few hours of pain (hopefully just a FEW) is so worth a lifetime of your baby!
Oh i thought i might add another thing i brought a video camera just after Summer was born & i really want my DP to record this birth as i didnt get to see Summer coming out and i would love to see it; her first face facial expressions!
i dont know if i could watch a tape of my own birth.. to scary.. will remind me of that burning pain while pushing!!! aahhh... when his head come out the midwife said do you want to feel your babies head and im like nooo! hehe.. i was scared!
i never wanted to touch the head either:no:
now that you've said it i know what you mean about the smell. :)
the gas was also my best friend and i also started crying and begging for it back when they took it away from me.....:p
My son was a caeser and my daughter was natural. I was very excited that I had her naturally. I could also talk about it all day. My DH took lots of photos and I am forever looking at them. I love reading the birth stories and I try to keep my birth fresh in my head. We both said two is enough, but am sad I won't be able to go through it again
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