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    Since its on my mind:

    What do you remember best about labour?

    Do you have any regrets about the type of birth you experienced?

    If you could (or will) do it again, what would you change?


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    Since its on my mind:

    What do you remember best about labour? The stinking nurse running the oxy onto the floor for 4 hours, resulting in an emergency c-section

    Do you have any regrets about the type of birth you experienced? Yes, I wanted a vaginal delivery and both ended up as C/S

    If you could (or will) do it again, what would you change? Now that its been long enough, I would try for a v-bac. But I've had 2 c/s and am high risk, so they likely wouldn't let me


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    What do you remember best about labour? The horrible nurse yelling at me to get back in bed because she didn't like how the monitors kept slipping when I got out of bed, and then after the c/s sitting in recovery all by myself with zero nurses checking on me or having any word about DS. I still didn't know his stats. Wish I had better memories.

    Do you have any regrets about the type of birth you experienced? Plenty. I really wish I knew more about posterior labor and labor positions. I regret not arguing with the doctor that he needed to put his paranoia (and my own too!) aside and give me those couple of extra days to 42 weeks. I bet if DS turned I would have gone much faster.

    If you could (or will) do it again, what would you change? Well, one I'm ecstatic that I'm not living in hell, I mean Del Rio. I'm seeing mostly midwives this time. I've done a lot more reading on various positions that may help me. I'm considering getting a doula. I'm informing myself a lot more. I thought I was pretty well informed before DS, but I really wasn't! The hospital that I will be delivering at is baby friendly and even if I do end up with a c/s I can request that the baby not leave me once I'm sewn up.

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    What do you remember best about labour? With J ... the excitement and uncontrollable tears after finally holding him after 4 long hours of pushing! With T ... the pain experienced after the epi wore off 45 mins before he was born and then the excitement and joy I felt when I realized that he was going to join the world within a matter of minutes as opposed to the hours it took his brother! T was so small and I remember him snuggling up with me instantly...I absolutely loved that feeling.

    Do you have any regrets about the type of birth you experienced? Nothing at all. Both were very positive.

    If you could (or will) do it again, what would you change? I think the only thing I would change would be to try to eat something before going to the hospital! With T, I remember starving. DH and I were walking through the halls of the L&D unit and he kept discreetly handing me M&M's! lol.
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    What do you remember best about labour? Hearing Alison cry for the first time...It was amazing!!! And my nurse Sharon! She was awesome!!!

    Do you have any regrets about the type of birth you experienced? I wish that I didn't have to have a c-section but it really turned out for the best.

    If you could (or will) do it again, what would you change? I would prefer it to not be an emergency c-section, that was scary!!
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    What do you remember best about labour? With Ava, i remember how weird it was. I was a scheduled c/s at 39 weeks. It was just weird that I woke up that day, feeling just as I had the day before but knowing I would have a baby in a few hours without even a single contraction. With Andrew I was placed on Mag within an hour of my arrival so things are fuzzy. I stayed on the Mag for 2 days, long enough to get in the steriods to mature his lungs. After coming off, contractions started back up again every 2 minutes I remember my OB saying it was not labor, but the blood from my abrupion irritating my cervix and she was willing to tolerate it as long as Andrew was. Then they did not stop regardless of what they did. By day 4 I was so tired I was almost relieved when that said it was time to take him, even though it was 9 weeks early.

    Do you have any regrets about the type of birth you experienced? Both times it was out of my control, so at the end of the day I'm happy that my babies arrived safe. I would have liked to experience a vaginal birth (or a vaginal recovery, really) but I know that was never an option because of my severely bicornated uterus.

    If you could (or will) do it again, what would you change? With Ava, I would have stayed in the hospital for 4 days. I loved it there and only when home earlier than I had to because I felt like it was expected since I worked there.I have a lot of what-if's with Andrew...what if I didn't go to the barn that day? What if I called when the cramping started? What if I called 911 instead of waiting for my mom to come? What if I went straight to the ER instead of walking up the stairs in the hospital on my own? there is a million things I would have changed with his NICU stay. I know that doesn't do me any good to what-if, but I still think it.

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    What do you remember best about labour? With Miles, how long I pushed. I was so happy to finally hear him crying. Seemed like I pushed forever (only 3 hours...lol). With Vivi, how FAST she came! 3 pushes and she was here. Was a breeze compared to Miles.

    Do you have any regrets about the type of birth you experienced? Not really.


    If you could (or will) do it again, what would you change? With Miles I was induced, wish I could have changed that.
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