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    Jade, with DD I went into the hospital at 39 weeks with regular, SUPER painful contractions and discovered I had a 104* fever and baby's HR was over 200. We didn't know until after the birth (they kept me for 2 days before c/s and I had an amnio) that is was chorioamnionitis which can have fatal outcomes. I was induced to try to get labor to progress, and now looking back I think I am lucky they even let me try instead of going straight to c/s. But I never made it past 4 cms, and was getting progressively sicker. Sylvia was born infected (but good size) and spent a week in NICU.

    With DS I planned a HBAC. I labored for 48 hours, got pushing urges at 9.5 cm with an anterior lip. No induction or anything with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiggersMommy View Post
    Jade, I hope you don't mind but I use Trystan's birth story to inspire people all the time. When I say I know someone who had a home birth, unassisted, and had an 11 lb baby .... BREECH, all I get is WOW. You're like a rock star amongst my mommy friends and you don't even know it!
    haha i'm flattered. I love when people ask if dh was freaked out or what he was doing.. "taking pictures." lol I get alot of jaw drops. My aunt had a 9, 11, and 13 lb babies all at home. I'm short 5'2, but weigh about 210 or so.

    Ariel, with your ds did you just get too exhausted to push or what? if you were at the pushing stage why the repeat c/s? Not trying to be rude or anything just trying to understand what happened. Also is there any risk of this one having chorioamnionitis?
    Jade, momma to Ariana 5/23/06 and Trystan 9/28/10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiana View Post
    Ariel, with your ds did you just get too exhausted to push or what? if you were at the pushing stage why the repeat c/s? Not trying to be rude or anything just trying to understand what happened. Also is there any risk of this one having chorioamnionitis?
    Noooo, I don't take it as rude at all! In fact, I have struggled with the same question. I'm not sure if it was a necessary repeat c/s. Yes, I was exhausted. We made the decision to transfer after my cervix began to swell. I was at 9 cm when we tried AROM, quickly went to 9.5 with pushing urges, and we noticed thick meconium. It seemed like my MW rushed me to the hospital (she was driving like 60 in a 25 mph zone). I didn't know of any decels at home though until my OB (for this pregnancy) went over my records and noted that there were decels mentioned. The doc on call when we transferred in (we were in a very vbac UN-supportive place) said my white blood cell count was high, but I also know that can happen when your body is in labor. DS had a couple of late decels in the hospital, but I don't know for how long or how serious they really were. At that point I was not of the mind to be able to advocate for myself or my baby, and I felt scared that if something was going on with my baby, then I needed to play by the doc's recommendation. So I'm not sure. If I had felt supported and encouraged and like my body and baby were working properly, I think I could have birthed him, but I really don't know how serious the issues really were
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    Have you talked to your MW about it at all after you had time to process what happened? I get the feeling that it was a special case with a difficult call and she made the decision to go in and hospital's always do what the want in the end if you don't have someone to stand up for you. It doesn't seem like it was something that would prevent you from having a HB this time (or UC if that were the case). Meconium is always something of importance to watch for in the fluid but it shouldn't prevent a vag birth unless you're in labor for an excess amount of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiana View Post
    Have you talked to your MW about it at all after you had time to process what happened? I get the feeling that it was a special case with a difficult call and she made the decision to go in and hospital's always do what the want in the end if you don't have someone to stand up for you. It doesn't seem like it was something that would prevent you from having a HB this time (or UC if that were the case). Meconium is always something of importance to watch for in the fluid but it shouldn't prevent a vag birth unless you're in labor for an excess amount of time.
    Yeah I totally agree. It wasn't the meconium in itself, but several little flags that added up I think (not to mention an extremely long labor). I could not ever get my MW to go over what happened with me. I even sent her a letter asking if there was anything in her mind that I could have done different or any contraindication to vbacing/hbacing again. She never responded. Last I heard from her she asked my address to send DS a birthday card and then we never received anything. I know she is very busy, and I have come to peace with the fact that I think we just never had a chance to establish a relationship like she would with a normal client. It definitely was not what I had envisioned from the midwifery model of care. I had transferred to her care at 38.5 weeks. I don't think she ever wanted anything but the best for me, the baby, and my hbac, but the relationship just wasn't there.
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