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I woke up at about 5.30am on the 27th December with mild contractions. I got realy excited, but they didnt increase in intensity or get closer than 15 minutes together. We went shopping in an airconditioned shopping complex so I could walk a bit. Got home, had a nap. At about 8.30pm my mucas plug started coming away. Then the contractions started to get closer together. I sent my doula, Eleni, another text to let her know we were timing them. At some point the contractions started getting closer and closer and I asked my doula to come to the house. We called the hospitka and eveb though I was 5 minutes or less apart they said I sounded to calm to be in full labour and to stay at home. Our Doula arrived and by now I had been 3-5 minutes apar for about 2 hours. It was really quite good. I was thinking to myself, this isnt so bad, it is exhausting but doesnt really hurt. My Doula and my DH massaged my back, feet hands, everything to make me feel comfy. I tried a whole heap of positions and we finally decided to go to the hospital. During the check-in the midwife explained to me that I was probably not dialated much as I seemed quite calm. I continued doing my breathing and affirmations, I was confident I was dialated. She hooked me up to a monitor, the contractions were about 3 minutes aparet and 30 seconds duration. She checked my cervix and I was 6 cms. We went down to the birthing suite. My doula and DH set up the room with lavender oil burning, relaxaton music and the midwife read the birth plan. I am really happy to say the midwife followed the birth plan exactly. They never offered pain relief, they kept telling me I was doing a great job. It was really calm. My DH was amazing, he spent the whole labour stroking me and massaging me. At times I just thought "i cant do this anymore!" so I just relaxed, exhausted, giving up... and realised my body would continue to surge and contract regardless of what I thought, so I just went with it. My Doula and DH kept breathing with me to remind me to breath into my abdomen... this is hard to do and I wish I practiced more during the day when I was getting the mild contractions. Finally I started pushing. It felt great. At some point my waters broke. I had to have an epsiotomy as my perenium is really thick and didnt tear and didnt strectch. I have a needle phobia and the midwives were stunned when I said that I didnt want a local anesthetic. So they cut me on a contraction and it really felt like a quick sharp scratch! Then a few more pushes and Clea was born at 5.26. I held her until her cord stopped pulsing, then my DH held her while I did a few more pushes and expelled the placenta.
All up it was about an 8 1/2 hour labour completely natural with no drugs (including no gas) just a lot of massages and wonderful support people.
Here is Clea 3 days old.
What a beautiful story. Congratulations! :)
Oh wow what a lovely birth story you done really well,and your daughter is gorgeous:yelclap:
What a great birth story. And such a precious little girl. Congrats :hugs:
Wow what a wonderful birth experience you had, congratulations, your baby is very cute!
lovely story, gorgeous bubba well done.
wow as if thats not inspirational! i'm taking your story with me to remind myself to stay calm.
That is an amazing story! I am so glad hypnobirthing worked for you! Congratualtions!
what a beautiful story and a beatiful baby
What an amazing birth. Isnt it amazing what our bodies can do. What an absolutely gorgeous little thing.
she's beautiful and you are really inspirational:angel:
Congratulations!! Your story was inspiring & your little girl is gorgeous!!
Thank you for sharing your inspirational brith story. Your little girl is just gorgeous!! Congratulations.:thumbsup:
And congratulations.............she is beautiful :yes:
Congratulations on the arrival of your baby girl!
What an amazing experience you have had-well done on being such a powerful birthing woman!
A very inspirational birth story:yes: Clea is beautiful!
that is such a lovely story, and is a real inspiration as i plan to have my first one in may using relaxation and hypnobirthing.
thank you for sharing, and your little bubba is just to cute! :)
:yelclap: Well done Dragonfly. Great to hear it all went as planned and ever so smoothly.
:yelclap: wow! Congratulations on such a beautiful baby and birth!
Im having a doula aswell and her name is Eleni too! it might be the same one?? Eleni Pantelis? Im going for a vbac so i need all the positive support i can get. How'd u find having another support person there for u? Did having a doula help u to stay focused and reassure you that everythings going the way it should?
sorry bout all the q's :D
Just brilliant, I love reading natural birth stories.
Well done! What a wonderful birth and a gorgeous bub!
thanks everyone, i do feel pretty proud of myself.:yelclap: yummymummy, yes we have the same doula! i found it invaluable having a good support person. it was really useful for my dh as well, kept him calm.
:D ha thats cool! she's lovely isnt she? we're gonna go through some labour positions in 2 weeks.. im getting a bit nervous about the birth, knowing its going to be hard work but i know with eleni's support and my husband, i should be fine :fingerscrossed: :)
Enjoy ur lil bubba!
yummy*mummy- dont be nervous. your body will birth no matter what you do, you just need to go with it. Eleni was great, she just kept telling me what a good jobb I was doing. I had an affirmation "my baby and my body will know what to do" and after going through labour this is exactly what happened. I am sure your VBAC will go really well.:hugs:
What a fantastic birth story and a gorgeous little baby girl!! :)
:hugs: That is such a great birth story!!Youre an inspiration!Well done,you did a terrific job,congrats on a beautiful baby!:hugs:
What a great story and i really love her name!
Welcome to the world little Clea :)
aww hunni thay was beautiful and wat a beautiful baby daughter u have
normally I feel so frantic reading birth stories.. this one made me feel so calm.
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