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OK, finally, who wants decafgirl's birth story?

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decafgirl Sun 22-Jul-07 15:38:17

Hello! I did actually give birth!

After labouring at home with my TENS machine on Sunday afternoon we headed off to the hospital at about midnight where they found I was already 5cm dilated (yay me!)

Got taken down to the pool room and used gas & air & the pool when it was ready. It was going great until I was evacuated down the corridor because of a fire in the cupboard next door!

I didn't care though & I used the gas & air, got to 10cm & pushing but he wasn't moving down. They let me push for an extra hour (2hrs in total) before calling in the consultant to discuss using forceps to turn him because he was coming face first.

Anyway, it needed to be done so off we went to theatre for a spinal (highly recommended, it was amazing!) but the forceps failed so I had an emergency section & baby Alexander was born weighing in at 8lb 10oz and he's beautiful!

So, so happy even though a section was the last thing I wanted (as I'm sure you all know) but at least I know I can do the whole natural labour thing when it comes to next time!

xxx decaf

FlossALump Sun 22-Jul-07 15:41:32

Congratulations! A good weight. Sorry you had to go through all that, but how lovely to hear how positive you are about it. Enjoy baby alexander.

Imawurzel Sun 22-Jul-07 15:42:18

congratulations to you.

Mine'll be coming into the world hopefully on it's due date, 31st dec.
I'll be on here shortly after telling you 'how the hell do people do that more thn once'??

lulumama Sun 22-Jul-07 15:48:05

congratulations on the safe arrival of your darling boy........welcome to alexander , very well done xxx

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