thread: Lily's pain free birth

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    lilyd Guest

    Lily's pain free birth

    On the 18th October (my husbands 44th birthday), as he was opening his presents in bed at 7am, I felt a small pop and found a small pool of fluid, in great excitement we thought this was it, 2 weeks earlier than my due date. We got our 9 year old son off to school, called the birthing centre and headed in, only to find out at 5pm after an internal that it was only the hindwater (which I had never heard of) behind the baby's head that had broken and that my water had not actually broken at all, they actually did an ultrasound and told me I had an olympic size pool of fluid in there! After a long day waiting around for the internal, we came home at 8.30pm, at 9pm my water broke with an absolute flood, I never knew you could lose so much fluid (so glad it didn't happen when I was out), so again got our son organised and headed back to hospital, only to find that there wasn't a contraction to be found. I must have gone up and down every step in the hospital 20 times and walked probably more that morning than I had done in my whole pregnancy and life basically!. It had worked when I had Jack, not this time however. We went back home again. On the 20th October at 2am I started getting contractions about 20 minutes apart, I called the birthing centre at 7am when they were 5 minutes apart. Got in there at 7.10am, and was strapped to the foetal monitor for 30 minutes, not the most comfortable place to be having strong contractions, but I can always remember the midwife I had with Jack who told me that there is no need for an "undignified birth" (*****), however she also taught me that I should tell myself with each contaction that I am a step closer to meeting my baby and that my breathing should be slow and deep (sounds ****y I know) but it worked very well. At 7.45am I got into the shower, and leant over a chair on my knees, 5 minutes after that when only my husband and myself were there I told him I wanted to push, he pressed the buzzer but no-one came so he went to get someone, while he was out for less than a minute mind you I gave one push and Lily came sliding into my arms, luckily I caught her, I was stunned, no pain, nothing. The midwifes and my husband came back into the room and there I was sitting on the tiles holding my gorgeous girl. I had nearly the exact same experience with my son, wonderful pregnancy and great labour. Lily weighed 5lb 12oz and has tonnes of jet black hair, she is beautiful. \/

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    Registered User

    Feb 2004

    Wow what a fantastic story.
    I only hope my labour goes as well as yours did!

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    Melinda Guest

    That's an amazing birth story! Well done on bringing your beautiful little girl Lily into the world!!

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    what a wonderful story and a great birth !!!!!!!!!! Well done to you all and welcome to the world Lily.


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    Registered User

    May 2004

    That is a great story and it must have been a wonderful birth.
    Congratulations to you both.

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    Registered User

    Nov 2003

    wow thats amazing, must of been great being pain free!!

    take care

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003

    What an amazing birth!! Congratulations!

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    Registered User

    May 2004

    That sounds like a fantastic birth! How proud you must of felt!

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    Registered User

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest

    What a great job you have done. You must be so very proud of yourself. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your story with us.

    Take care

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    Registered User

    Aug 2004

    wow, congratulations! You lucky bugger, hope my labour is as carefree as that!

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    Registered User

    Mar 2004

    Wow what a great story! Don't we all wish every birth could be like that!


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    Registered User

    Jul 2004

    Thanks for sharing such a great story. I only hope that my labor and birth is like that.

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    katanya Guest

    What an inspiring story, great to read one that had no complication and a better than expected outcome! I don't know how many of us are designed to give birth as easily as lucky thing!

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    Scarlett Guest

    WOW- your story is really inspirational, hope my labour goes as well.

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    Hi LilyD

    Just a reminder that photos are not permitted within the forums. It is fine to put a link to a photo but no actual photo themselves. So I have had to remove your post with the photo in it.