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My Home Birth (August 3rd, 2009) - Birth Stories

Old September 23rd, 2009, 02:08 PM   #1

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My Home Birth (August 3rd, 2009)

Thought I would post this here for anyone who is curious about/considering/scared of the idea of a natural birth at home.

This is a positive story, but does not gloss over the reality of the work and discomfort that comes with labor.


I'm happy to answer any questions anyone has about the experience!


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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:03 AM   #2

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thanks for sharing!

nothing like the pain of that ring of fire eh? or tearing...i think it was worse in my head because i knew what was happening. So much of labor is mental.


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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #3

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It definitely has been aptly described - ring of FIRE. But, I have to say, your state of mind has such an effect. I had been in labor so long that I was actually relieved to feel that pain, since I knew it meant I was close.

And, I didn't know I was tearing, since my midwife was doing warm ginger compresses during that time (I highly recommend that).

Now that I look back at that post, there are little details like that that I left out.


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