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JiminyCricket's lovely home birth (finally...)

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JiminyCricket Mon 08-Aug-05 12:08:07

Thanks so much for people's support when I was going through horrible long latent early labour phase (24 hours of midwives coming and going and me getting really fed up and scared). Finally on Friday morning at about 1 am I felt contractions were getting harder to handle and pretty close and full on so I called up on-call midwife who was initially a bit sceptical because my v supportive (not) normal midwife had told her I was basically saying they were closer than they were earlier - anyway then she heard one and came running. I was 5cm and she said I could get in the pool (I had a bit earlier in fact for 10 mins and I think this was what helped get me going actually). She turned out to be a lovely midwife, really positive and supportive and I delivered at 4.11, so really quick for me. Pushing and coping with the contractions felt really natural and easy. Had trouble with third stage and had to transfer to hosp for spinal, but tbh was so blissed out on endorphins and so happy about the birth that i couldn't have cared less, just kept asking the ambulance drivers and surgeons if they minded if I went to sleep now. stayed in hosp for a day and a half (needed a transfusion) and now all at home (putting away the birthing pool). Sophie May is a sweetie, really calm even right after the birth, don't think she got stressed at all, and her big sister adores her (Hannah 23 months) and asks for her every morning when she wakes up.

MrsGordonRamsay Mon 08-Aug-05 12:09:41

franke Mon 08-Aug-05 12:14:13

Well done! Sounds like a good birth (apart from the last scarey bit). Glad you're all home safe and sound. Welcome to little Sophie May.

SweetFudge Mon 08-Aug-05 14:06:27


spidermama Mon 08-Aug-05 14:10:28

Congratulations JC and welcome Sophie May (lovely name).

It's so nice she was born at home.
Take it easy and enjoy your babymoon.

acnebride Mon 08-Aug-05 14:10:45

JC that's fantastic - congratulations to you all and hello Sophie!

biglips Mon 08-Aug-05 14:12:40

thats fantastic

madmarchhare Mon 08-Aug-05 14:15:37

Oh what a beautiful name, was going to call DS Sophie (if he had been a DD!)

JiminyCricket Mon 08-Aug-05 18:52:08

apparently hannah has been telling everyone at nursery that the baby was born in the ball pool

coppertop Mon 08-Aug-05 18:54:49


mears Mon 08-Aug-05 19:11:55

Congratulations - sorry to hear about the problem at the end but glad you are home safe and well with baby Sophie May

morningpaper Mon 08-Aug-05 20:18:40

Congrats! Sounds lovely. Well done.

Gillian76 Mon 08-Aug-05 20:29:35

Congratulations! Lovely name

Gem13 Mon 08-Aug-05 20:36:22

Congratulations! Welcome to Sophie May I know a lovely May Sophie!

PeachyClair Mon 08-Aug-05 21:10:47

congratulations to you all, what a lovely name, and sounds like Hannah is going to be a FAB big sister!

Hulababy Tue 09-Aug-05 20:14:42

Congratulations and welcome to Sophie May

Socci Tue 09-Aug-05 20:28:48

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bumpylump Wed 10-Aug-05 17:20:17

ahh, congratulations and well done enjoy this very special

Cadmum Wed 10-Aug-05 17:27:16

Congratulations and welcome to Sophie May. I love her name.

You are very brave for making such light of your troubles with the 3rd stage. Must have been fairly awful to require a transfusion...

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