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Old 02-23-2013, 08:13 AM   #11
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Re: Home waterbirth story (positive!)

Originally Posted by Feronia View Post
Oh wow, sounds like a tough labour! I heard that this presentation is incredibly difficult to deliver vaginally. One of my midwives delivered one brow presentation, but only because they couldn't get to the hospital. My other midwife only delivered one as well, and that's in 30 years of practicing as a midwife! She did warn me that the baby's face would be all bruised up.

How's your baby now?
He's a happy healthy energetic 2 year old. The bruising lasted only a day or two, and surprisingly, he didn't have any jaundice. The midwife was expecting it, since there was so much bruising. I was pretty sore for a few days afterwards, since the midwife had used her hands to kind of open up my pelvic bones to make more room as I pushed, and that really hurt. Other than that though, we were all fine. No tearing, and no lasting effects for either of us. The labour was actually my easiest - I couldn't believe it when they told me I was 10cm already. It wasn't until the pushing that things got hard.

How are you and your little one doing?
Me DH married for almost 15 years, parents to 7 small people, so far.
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