View Full Version : Hba2c - I Did It :-d
Hi y'all, just thought I'd let you know that I did it! I am going to post my story over in the birth stories section, so check it out! http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/forums/showthread.php?t=27810
but just the vital stats first:
Noah Baruch (pronounced Ba-rook, means 'blessing'), 9lbs 8ozs, 55 cm, born at 11.25 am, 30 June 2006 (4 days overdue), at home after the hardest work I've ever done in my life!
From Rebecca and her 'Boy Factory':
Jak - 27/08/99 - emergency c/sec
Josh - 27/12/01 - vbac month early
Oskar - 25/03/04 - emergency c/sec
Noah - 30/06/06 - HBA2C
Oh Becca I am so, so, so happy for you. Congratulations to you!
I'm off to check out your birth story now.:D
Thank you! I am still in shock :D
What wonderful news!! Go the homebirths! :smiliedance: :smiliedance: :smiliedance: :smiliedance:
Wow wee!!! Have been thinking of you, what a lovely name :smiliedance: Well done, I am so, so pleased for you!:hugs:
Glad to hear that your faith in your body and birth were well founded, Just read your birth story. It was very insiprational and just what I needed at the moment!
WOW!! Becca I am so pleased for you, what a clever girl you are, congratulations and I love your new little mans name :)
oh becca yay
im so happy for you :smiliedance:
you have no made me want my VBA2C even more
I'm so glad that it all worked out the way you planned. I love his name. Congratulations.
Oh well done!!!!! :thumbsup:
Welcome little Noah!! :smiliedance:
Thank you everyone for your congratulations - I just can't stop smiling....:D
I really feel that if I can do it, anyone can! I think the biggest thing about my success is that it took alot to build up the amount of faith needed to believe that I could really do it. I think we modern women lack this unfortunately, as we are bombarded with so much negativity surrounding birth.
Yes, it was extremely hard work (hardest in my life!!!!). Yes, even up till the few seconds before he was completely pushed out I felt like I couldnt do it, that it was something too powerful and beyond me. I feel that this modern world had me totally shackled to the idea that I wasnt capable of achieving this, and these were the voices that I fought off in my head continuously during my labour. I think that in past times, when there were little other options and only one 'exit' for the baby, women naturally had more faith in the process, so such voices were not ones they had to fight with. Women witnessed birth all the time, so their faith was based on the fact that this was just how babies were born, it was just how it happened. (which is why most of our ancestresses birthed upward of 10 babies sucessfully, I know the majority of my ancestresses did). I imagine that they would feel the immense power, and push, without any doubt that this process would cause their baby to emerge.
I am noone 'special'....In fact up till this liberating event I have been a person who has always had a pretty bad self-image (I suffered social anxiety disorder and needed a psycologist!). This event didnt occur for someone out of the ordinary. I am just a regular (shy) woman on the street that you probably wouldnt look twice at (except for maybe those who would see me with my 4 kids and gasp at the quantity I have :D ). This is why I feel that with the right amount of preparation (also remember it took me 3 previous birth experiences to get to this point psycologically, it has been a journey of nearly 7 years) and any woman can have an empowered birth experience. It takes hard work to prepare, but those willing to put in the effort, will reap the benefits! So take faith in this, all you ladies fighting so hard for a vbac, all your efforts will pay off and empower you no matter what the outcome!
What I did was natural. It has been made out to be extra-ordinary (as in out of the ordinary). All I did was do something that women and animals have been doing since the dawn of life on this planet.....and I hope that my story inspires others that they can do it because they are designed so miraculously and wonderully that it makes the event of birth a normal part of their life, not some 'car crash' that they have to endure to get a baby, as had been my previous experience.
Ladies, you are wonderful, all of you, you are beautiful and amazing and you can all do it too!! Get yourself a positive cheer squad. Make sure you are totally shielded from all negativity. Visualise yourself opening wider than you will even need to be....keep positive, even when you feel the worst (I remember some pretty bad contractions and forcing myself to shout out 'this is all good'). Again, if I can do it, despite 2 c/sections - you can too!! :thumbsup: :hugs:
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