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Old May 21st, 2015, 06:41 AM   #17
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All I know is that I made it to 7cm and the only thing I found excruciating was the cervical checks to see how dilated I was. Jacob never dropped below -2 station. He was improperly positioned and got stuck in my pelvis with his head tilted backwards. Went into distress because I was basically bashing his face into my pubic bone with every contraction and no fluid left to cushion him.

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Yeah actually my babies don't engage...like ever. Even after they broke my water my babies' heads just float up there until the LAST possible second and then they finally find their way out. I have a narrow pelvis, and all three of my OBs/Midwives have told me this. It's not uncommon, but squatting to give birth helped me a lot with my last one. ENGAGE baby, ENGAGE.

Sounds like an awful time you had of it, though. Pushing and not making progress, and then suddenly going into distress--every mom's fear right there! Labor is dang hard work.
Would you like to play doula for me?? It sounds like we might have similar bone structure issues. I just had an OB that cornered me into a cesarean without letting me stand much during labor because "the cord might fall out".

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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:21 AM   #18
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Would you like to play doula for me?? It sounds like we might have similar bone structure issues. I just had an OB that cornered me into a cesarean without letting me stand much during labor because "the cord might fall out". ~Nim
That is ridiculous. For all of time women have been squatting to give birth. Hello, gravity.

I wish I could be your doula!


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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:24 AM   #19
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Yeah actually my babies don't engage...like ever. Even after they broke my water my babies' heads just float up there until the LAST possible second and then they finally find their way out. I have a narrow pelvis, and all three of my OBs/Midwives have told me this. It's not uncommon, but squatting to give birth helped me a lot with my last one. ENGAGE baby, ENGAGE. Sounds like an awful time you had of it, though. Pushing and not making progress, and then suddenly going into distress--every mom's fear right there! Labor is dang hard work.
That makes sense then why transition would be tough. For me it happened kinda slowly so I could handle it. I didn't have that ring if fire thing going on. My sister did with her second cause she said it happened so fast she had a hard time keeping on top of it, she also hadn't practiced her hypnobirthing as much the second one and she said she wished she had. So that has motivated me to practice a lot.


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Old May 21st, 2015, 12:22 PM   #20
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Aw Nim, that happens way too often. I don't know WHERE these doctors are getting it into their heads that its safer for mom and baby to cut her open on a table, but it infuriates me to no end. It does sound like we have a similar bone structure with the narrow pelvis thing. I would have never thought it because I have some very impressively wide hips (ahem, BUTT), and I look like I'm made to just pop babies out. But they actually have a hard time getting into the birth canal. You know I would have advocated for you had I been there! Cord falling out. Ridiculous.

Lucy, you've motivated me to get going on my hypnobirthing again. I pulled out the book last night, and I'm looking for the CDs. I'm sure they're around somewhere


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Old May 21st, 2015, 12:35 PM   #21
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I am very interested in trying to do a natural birth and utilizing the birthing bar at my hospital. I will look into the hypnobirthing as well!


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Old May 21st, 2015, 01:59 PM   #22
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I wish I could relate to you ladies. For me the epi doesn't hurt at all and helps me a lot. My ob told me after my son was born I was made for giving birth. I've never had any complications or long labors.
I truly feel for those that have difficulties and wish it was easy for us all.


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Old May 21st, 2015, 08:17 PM   #23
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I wish I could relate to you ladies. For me the epi doesn't hurt at all and helps me a lot. My ob told me after my son was born I was made for giving birth. I've never had any complications or long labors.
I truly feel for those that have difficulties and wish it was easy for us all.
You wouldn't want to relate then lol we should all want to relate to YOU! I wish for the epi and an easy labor


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Old May 21st, 2015, 08:26 PM   #24
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I wish I could relate to you ladies. For me the epi doesn't hurt at all and helps me a lot. My ob told me after my son was born I was made for giving birth. I've never had any complications or long labors.
I truly feel for those that have difficulties and wish it was easy for us all.
I think that's great! Epidurals actually did work well for me the two times I used them, but with my new scar tissue it's just not going to work out this time. Sadly. Some women are just blessed to have smooth labors, and I think that's wonderful! We could use more positive birth stories floating around.


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