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steppemum has a steppedaughter!

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steppemum Tue 08-Mar-05 20:51:40

Hi everyone, I just wanted to announce the birth of my beautiful girlie

Lusanne Frances
March 2nd, 8lbs 11ozs

Lusanne is a Dutch name, as my dh is dutch, you pronounce it to rhyme with Joanna.

I had to be induced because they found I had Cholestasis which can cause stillbirth in the last few weeks, so i went in at 38 weeks to be induced. i was really disappointed because I had been induced with ds and had a 36 hour labour which ended in lots of intervention and a huge episiotomy and loads of stitches.

But this time was SOOO different. I had the pessary at lunchtime, and by early evening was having mild but regular contractions, that didn't seem to be in any hurry to progress, so my dh went home to put ds to bed as ds was really poorly. Then at around 7pm the midwife examined me and did a sweep to keep things going. At 9pm I realised that things were hotting up, so I phoned dh to get him back, and we went up to delivery, she was born just 3 hours later at 11:50 pm.

It was an all natural labour, no pain relief (except for shouting, which works quite well!) and no episiotomy, no tears, and no stitches.

I am so delighted that it was so different to last time, and I feel ridiculously proud that I did it myself.

oatcake Tue 08-Mar-05 20:53:43

congratulations! beautiful name.

serenity Tue 08-Mar-05 20:54:03

Congratulations Steppemum!

Leogaela Tue 08-Mar-05 21:08:30

Congratulations! And well done! Another March graduate! Great to hear Lusanne's birth was such a positive experience!

Hulababy Tue 08-Mar-05 21:20:25

Congratulations and welcome to Lusanne Frances

Tinker Tue 08-Mar-05 21:30:30


Cod Tue 08-Mar-05 21:30:58

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zebra Tue 08-Mar-05 21:31:43

Fantastic, Steppemum. I hadn't seen any messages from you in so long, bonus to know you're still about.

mmmmchocolate Tue 08-Mar-05 21:32:02

congratulations xx

rickman Tue 08-Mar-05 21:40:36

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suzywong Tue 08-Mar-05 21:43:32


So happy for you and welcome to your daughter.

Are you still in the Steppes btw?

Janh Tue 08-Mar-05 21:44:37

steppemum, what wonderful news, I'm really thrilled for you all - don't think I even knew you were pg so quite a surprise

Welcome to Lusanne Frances, hope you all enjoy having a little girl in the family

PrettyCandles Tue 08-Mar-05 21:45:13

What a happy birthing! Wonderful - many congratulations .

hoxtonchick Tue 08-Mar-05 21:54:24


moondog Tue 08-Mar-05 21:57:12

Lovely news! You have every reason to be proud of yourself. A Spring baby. How wonderful!!

Gem13 Tue 08-Mar-05 21:57:32

Congratulations and welcome to Lusanne Frances

I was thinking about you too the other day!

hana Tue 08-Mar-05 22:09:09

wonderful news steppemum! sounds like a wonderful labour - enjoy your beautiful new daughter hana x

Marina Wed 09-Mar-05 09:22:07

Many congratulations, have been wondering how you were doing Steppemum! And now we know, terrific news. Welcome to Lusanne Frances

SoupDragon Wed 09-Mar-05 09:23:15


sassy Wed 09-Mar-05 09:24:47

Well done you! And welcome to LUsanne x

Enid Wed 09-Mar-05 09:29:39

great news! congratulations

marthamoo Wed 09-Mar-05 09:30:42

Congratulations and a big welcome to Lusanne

LIZS Wed 09-Mar-05 09:37:38

Very many congratulations !!!

Prufrock Wed 09-Mar-05 11:54:12

Oh congratulations. Bad luck on the cholestasis, but it obviously didn't cause any problems. What a lovely lovely name.

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