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Post by Natasha on Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:09 pm

:wave: Hello
Charlotte weighing 6lb, born at 6pm, 3 hour labour with 10 minute second stage! natural 3rd stage 5 mins! :happydance: (RLT all the way! Wink )

Well heres my birth story!

All over the weekend I had been having quite strong irregular contractions that started and stopped and kept me thinking I was in labour!

Lost quite abit of plug but not much 'bloody show'

I had my scan on the Monday 6th to find all was well and I could have my homebirth! :happydance:

On the Monday night I was getting irregular contractions again but all seemed quiet again by the Tuesday evening :wall:

I told Paul Tuesday evening to get the pool blown up, infact I was quite adamant he should! :?
Over the monday and Tuesday I lost loads of 'bloody show' and felt really odd, woke up Wednesday at 3am to lower back pain and loads of lovely show Laughing

Thought nothing of it but started to get it lower belly too and woke me a few times.

The morning came and I felt sooo irritable, just felt so crap and kept getting the back pain thinking that it maybe early labour, but they were still irregular and felt nothing like 'real' contractions (which I never got until the end!)

Told Paul he would be home earlier today! (why?! I have no idea!) and then Livi told him that she would be going to her grandparents (which she never does on a wednesday) Shocked so all weird!

The midwife turned up out of the blue at about 12ish as she had an extra box of goodies that would be needed, I told her what was going on and she said it sounded like things were getting ready, but could be like this for awhile yet.

At about 2ish I went to the loo as I felt really odd and saw I was trickling, thought maybe it was still wee Laughing and stood up and it was still trickling... thought "hmmm" :think: maybe........
Na! Laughing
Went to the bedroom and gush! they went Laughing ..... yep thats my waters :rofl:

Posted here that they had gone and rang the midwife, who I can say was very shocked Laughing and she said someone would be round to see me.

Rang Paul to get his butt home, text my friend who was alsio my birthpartner and rang Livis grandparents to come and get her.

I was feeling no pain still really, just the lower backache type pain, but certainly no contractions.
Lous grandparents got here and so did Paul, as they were leaving the midwife turned up. She was only the midwife who looked after me at the end of my pregnancy with Livi! :happydance: couldn't believe it... well neither could she as she moved to our area awhile ago.

My friend then turns up and off me and the middy trot upstairs for the checks 8-)

Bp fine, Lottie fine and then she goes to check me.............. Laughing

Middy "Er Natasha, you did say your pains were irregular"
Me "yes"
Middy " well your verging 5cms!" Shocked
:rofl: I could of cried I tell yer!

She got straight on the phone and got someone else to come out, she was laughing saying she couldn't believe it....... (neither could I!)

I went down stairs to tell Paul to get the pool filled quick as the middy said I was going to go quick Laughing . my friend (who is due her second child... well was due 4 days before me!) was totally shocked and was in disbelief I was walking round smiling and in no pain Laughing

About an hour after the midwife was here the pain was getting more frequent but it was all in my back, didn't hurt too bad but was rather peed about it considering she wasn't even back to back! (so you can still get it there even if baby is in best position! :smug: )

Started coming every 5 mins, still could cope fine with them but were starting to hurt a little.
Got the midwife rubbing my back and everyone was taking it in turns with the massage oil :smug: was rather nice!

Second Middy turned up aswell as a student middy and then two others Laughing it was like a circus Laughing it was around change over so that is why.. but I didn't mind as they were all so lovely!
Got checked again as the pain kicked in abit more and it was around the lower front too, I was 7 cms :happydance: and baby was well applied :thumbsup:

Still breathing through them fine and coping (made sure I was relaxed down below which really helped, its hard but honestly girls it makes it much less painfull!)

It was about 5ish and I got in the pool, it felt great! so relaxing!

I had middy wiping me with a flannel, everyone being lovely and supportive and was breathing through each one. It was really starting to hurt and felt abit weepy (I think I said id had enough Laughing )
Got out of the pool (have no idea, just felt like it Laughing ) but was finding it harder to cope with, so went back in Laughing

The first middy and other middies left leaving 2 plus the student, the pains were coming thick and fast now and I got the gas and air.

They were very close together and I was finding really hard. I was in transition and started to get upset and just didn't want to do it anymore!

All I could hear was everyone reminding me to breath (and I was tring to relax all below which again helped!) and had no time between contractions.

Then that totaly overwhelming urge to bare down started, it was so intense. I never experienced it like that with Olivia as it was assisted, so was a totaly new experience for me.

By now it was pretty much constant pain, everyone was being lovely and supportive and trying to get me to breath instead of moaning loadly Laughing (so moaned with my mouth shut Laughing and also the gas and air pipe in my mouth which btw didn't really do much apart from distract me a little)

The midwife suggested I sat in the pool instead as she was getting close, so I did (it felt loads better!)

I felt the urge to bare down again and could feel her coming down... wow what a feeling! she felt more like she was coming out of my bum Laughing

It was starting to hurt more and the midwife told me to put my hands down to feel her head coming ( getting teary thinking about it, was so lovely Crying or Very sad )

I could feel her head coming out and was getting told by everyone to pant (as I insisted I didn't want to tear and wanted help with this!)

My god the pain was so intense! but I kept panting and very very slowly her head was coming! :happydance:

Then it was out! :happydance: wow relief!

I would see her head Crying or Very sad was such a lovely moment! and the midwife said that I needed to wait for the next contaction as she was turning to be born (which I could feel! again it was amazing!)

Next contraction and out the rest of her came, I grabbed her and brought her straight up Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad was such an overwheming beautiful moment and was grinning like a cheasure cat :smug:

I got her on the boob and we left the cord and then waited until I felt the urge to expell the placenta ( had a natural 3rd stage :happydance: ) it was still attached to her aswell which was fantastic! and within 5 mins the placenta was deliverd! :happydance:

Paul cut the cord and then I was helped out of the pool as it was getting cold for her.

Got me bits checked and thank the flammin lordy I needed no stitches! I hadn't torn or anything! :happydance: :happydance:

It was amazing! I felt (and still feel) fantastic and feel like I have achieved the most wonderful thing in the world! I got exactly what I wanted, my birth plan WENT TO PLAN! and everyone there was absolutly brilliant! the atmosphere was just the best!

Fed little one for awhile and then went for a bath... even had the midwife scrub me back :smug: now thats service!
Charlotte was weighed and came in at 6lb Very Happy apgar 9

Found out today that the reason she came early is the placenta was greying and was more aged than it really should of been! so she knew it was time 8-)

Booby feeding well except she has a dyson suck Laughing but otherwise its just perfect... shes perfect
Very Happy

Heres a picture of my last bump pic the day before


Heres my Little Lottie!


We do have some pictures taken just after but I want them for us Very Happy

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Post by kay on Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:18 pm

Awww Tash im sat here in tears!!! what a fantastic birth story

Im soo soo happy you got the birth you always wanted :bighug:

Welcome to the world Lottie!

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Post by Kasia80 on Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:23 pm

Congratulations Tasha!!!! I'm delighted for you bliss bliss Enjoy baby moon :aww:
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Post by kay on Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:30 pm

Ooooh, must of missed the post to see your waters had gone! Embarassed here was me saying you kept it quiet lmao!!

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Post by TashaAndBump on Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:43 pm

Aww what a story! Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing Very Happy
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Post by Helen on Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:46 pm

aww tasha i am getting all teary too. sounds like everything went just how you wanted it too and was a perfect day.
Congratulations hun.
Aww lottie is beautiful :aww:
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Post by donna4 on Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:51 am

Congrats Hun glad all is well xx
I loved emilies waterbirth o know how amazing they are so glad it went as planned
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Post by emmiesmummy on Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:20 am

kay wrote:Awww Tash im sat here in tears!!! what a fantastic birth story

Im soo soo happy you got the birth you always wanted :bighug:

Welcome to the world Lottie!



me too, congratulations again. Lottie is beautiful,cant wait to see more pics. xx
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Post by angpixi on Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:07 pm

congratulations! what a beautiful birth story and a beautiful daughter! im pleased everything went perfectly for you :aww: :aww: :aww:
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Post by Rachel on Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:35 pm

Wow...well done you...sounds amazing! She is absolutely gorgeous! :cheer: Great that you got the birth you wanted!
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Post by ldnug on Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:02 pm

That sounds like a fantastic birth - really pleased for you :aww:

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Post by jools on Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:32 am

What a beautiful story I have such a huge lump in my throat now Sad Very Happy

She is stunning she really is cheers Congratulations I'm so happy for you cheers :aww:
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Post by Squiglet on Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:19 pm

Aww thats so lovely tasha Smile
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Post by Natasha on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:16 am

:aww: Thank you

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Post by chubbycheeks on Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:26 pm

so beautifully written,i am in happy tears xxx

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Post by Natasha on Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:49 pm

Thank you x

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Post by chubbycheeks on Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:18 pm

welcome x

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:53 pm

awwwwwww a beautiful birth story :aww: :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:51 am

:aww: Thank you Ang

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Post by gem1981 on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:45 am

Lovely birth story Tasha!!

Natasha wrote:

Still breathing through them fine and coping (made sure I was relaxed down below which really helped, its hard but honestly girls it makes it much less painfull!)


What did you mean by this?

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Post by Natasha on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:24 am

I tried not to tense and focused on my lower body being relaxed

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