Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello all!
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:51 pm by thefragile7393

» Friend Me (Facebook Thread)
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:40 pm by Changed

» Babies Scratching Themselves?
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:00 pm by Allibut

» Making Strange
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:34 pm by jencat

» PP Weight Loss Thread
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:49 am by Amy_Lynn

» Katherine Elizabeth
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:37 am by Amy_Lynn

» TBW junkies unite!
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:29 am by jencat

» Alexandra Rae's amazing hospital birth
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:19 am by Orion

» Ella Gray's Birth Story
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:48 pm by freedak

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
Affiliates
free forum
 



THe UBAC of Bowen

View previous topic View next topic Go down

THe UBAC of Bowen

Post  Changed on Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:37 pm

I am still processing all that happened so bare with me. I'm sure this will be surprising to some since few knew what my true intentions for this birth were. I just didn't feel comfortable posting that at MDC since I know so many people IRL who read and post there. My doula for one- who didn't show up and was out of town when I called her in early labor. I was furious. She offered to call her back up but since it was a weird situation, her having offered to attend a UC and all that, I didn't feel safe with her back up. My doula is a mw's assistant so her backup doula wouldn't have been able to provide the same service (and by that I mean reassurance to my DH which is why I hired her in the first place) anyway. So, it was just me, DH and my mom. My kids were asleep all except the first few hours. It's weird because it was so uneventful and natural that there is so much less mental energy involved than with all of my other births... I just haven't thought all that much about it.

Labor was 10.5 hours from the first contraction to birth. Transition was the worst I've ever had by a long shot... about 2 hours total. I didn't push at all- just breathed through 2 contractions. DH caught. 6 pounds 8 ounces and completely in the sac. I tore the sac with my hands as his head delivered because DH was a little freaked out about it exploding on him. The labor was hard and very painful but the actual birth was easy and fairly painless with a lot of pressure. No tearing at all. Placenta took it's time and I ended up having to take some homeopathics and pull it out myself. I think I just waited too long and the cervix closed too much. It had been about 90 minutes and I had no urge to push it out. I could feel it sitting there, detached. We cut the somewhat short cord so I could work on that and while DH held him. It came, finally, whole and HUGE. It was almost as big as my baby. We encapsulated half and made 2 large smoothies with the rest. I took pictures of everything and a birth video that I haven't watched yet but may someday share.

Things are great, just busy. Thank you for the well wishes, advice and support. Very Happy Wonderful, amazing UBAC!


Baby Bowen
avatar
Changed

Number of posts : 25
Registration date : 2008-10-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Wow

Post  sunshinestarr on Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:58 am

Hey.. I wanted to reply yesterday when I read your birth story but didn't get a chance. Congratulations!! Sounds like a wonderful birth, although I'm sorry your doula didn't make it.

I'm in awe of UCers! You are amazing!

sunshinestarr

Number of posts : 3
Registration date : 2008-10-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: THe UBAC of Bowen

Post  Admin on Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:50 am

Congratulations, Mama!!! You did it! How very awesome! Sounds like a very trying but empowering birth experience. You should be soooooo proud of yourself! Welcome baby Bowen!!
avatar
Admin
Admin

Number of posts : 33
Age : 34
Location : Canada
Registration date : 2008-10-09

View user profile http://october2008ddc.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: THe UBAC of Bowen

Post  Busymomto8 on Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:21 pm

Congratulations!! I enjoyed reading your story. I secretly fantasized about an UC this time, but once I found out my favorite mw was the one on call I decided to hold off on pushing till she got here.

Busymomto8

Number of posts : 2
Age : 46
Location : Oklahoma
Registration date : 2008-10-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: THe UBAC of Bowen

Post  TaraRae82 on Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:38 pm

How wonderful! I figured you must've had some reservations about posting details of your birth on MDC. I could sense your unease (is that a word?) Anyway, it sounds like a beautiful and very peaceful birth. Congrats mama!
avatar
TaraRae82

Number of posts : 19
Age : 35
Location : Kansas City, Missouri
Registration date : 2008-10-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: THe UBAC of Bowen

Post  myrmom on Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:27 pm

Amazing!!! What a beautiful birth story, you should be proud of yourself and of your Dh sounds like he came through for you despite his fears.

Bowen is a beautiful name!!

Thanks for sharing with us.
avatar
myrmom

Number of posts : 13
Registration date : 2008-10-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: THe UBAC of Bowen

Post  Baby_Cakes on Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:49 pm

I finally get around to coming here to post and wow, I'm so happy I did! What an amazing story! A belated congrats to you, mama, I'm so happy for you!!!
avatar
Baby_Cakes

Number of posts : 11
Registration date : 2008-11-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: THe UBAC of Bowen

Post  Changed on Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:59 pm

Thanks everyone! Hard to believe it's only been 8 weeks. It feels like ages ago!
avatar
Changed

Number of posts : 25
Registration date : 2008-10-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: THe UBAC of Bowen

Post  Amy_Lynn on Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:04 pm

That sounds wonderful! I'm glad everything went smoothly for you!!! Congrats!
avatar
Amy_Lynn

Number of posts : 13
Age : 30
Location : Arkansas
Registration date : 2008-12-01

View user profile http://www.myspace.com/ndfanatika

Back to top Go down

Re: THe UBAC of Bowen

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum