The inspiration for the web's first interactive pregnancy calendar and everything I do, was born on Labor Day after 72 hours of labor. After pushing in every conceivable position, my midwives fighting off L & D so I wouldn't be cut, the Ezranator was finally born. In fact, we even won a contest for a baby shirt because I was in labor on Labor Day.~Mollee, General Manager, Pregnancy.org
The night before Labor Day, I suddenly felt a contraction and knew it was the real thing. I told my husband that I was in labor. I don't think he believed me because I didn't look like I was in pain. We got to the triage room and I was already 7-8 cm. I remember saying, "I might have a Labor Day baby" and the nurse said "I don't think so; you are progressing really fast." Next thing I know there's this incredible urge to push. "I feel like the baby is coming fast." My OB and others were cheering me on telling me "you can do it, you are doing great." I feel this ring of fire and then I see his head and then his body. My newborn son is on my chest, skin to skin, and he is crying and he's healthy and wow I can't believe I did it! He was born at 10:40 the night before Labor Day. What a labor that was! His first birthday was actually on Labor Day so I thought that was pretty neat. ~Kelly
We didn't want to leave out our expectant mamas! We have a whole portion of our community just patiently waiting to welcome their little ones to the world. We asked our September Moms-to-be: "Would you like to go into "labor" on Labor Day?" Their replies:
Sure, why not?
1. It is within reason (my due date is the day before Labor Day Monday).
2. My husband has that day off, so would be available without missing work.
3. I will have finished out my work schedule by then, so I won't miss work either. ~Indianajones
I'm due on Labor Day so here's hoping! ~Erin
Every minute, eight women in the United States go into labor. If you're currently pregnant, at some point you will experience your own very special "labor" day! Pregnancy.org wishes everyone the best in your journey no matter when you're headed for that special day. We look forward to hearing your story!
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