Wow, I always marvel at how long birth stories are (after I finish reading them! They never seem long while reading)and how fascinating each one is. You are a hero. I’m also wanting an unmedicated birth, but if I were in your position I would have done the same thing. Thanks for sharing, you’ve helped make a couple into a family. That is a truly selfless act. I hope recovery is going well for you! Christmas Midwife Doula Labor Nurse Xmas Reindeer T-Shirt You did the right thing even though it was/is really hard to do. congratualtions and big hugs! maybe we’ll see you here again in a few years 🙂 It’s not just a good thing, it’s a truly incredible thing. I’m blown away by any woman being brave enough to do what you have. Congratulations on surviving that beast of a labor and being an awesome mom and doing what is best for baby.
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Yeah, I think I knew I had no energy, but couldn’t articulate it, and all the staff expected a FTM in labor to be tired and demoralized. On the other hand, my first breakfast as a new mom, of waffles, bacon, an omelette, yogurt, and tea, was so good. That tub was a factor in not getting the epidural–if pain meds were part of my birth plan, the midwives weren’t going to let me have a tub room. So instead of one or the other, I got neither. Cloth diapering is so rewarding. We maybe spent $50 more on utilities for the past 3 months, so after the initial cost of the cloth, we’ll break even with anticipated cost of disposables by the time DS is 1.5 or so. Laundry is every 2 days, Christmas Midwife Doula Labor Nurse Xmas Reindeer T-Shirt but before DS we were doing enough loads weekly that now we just spread the loads throughout the week and throw in the diapers.
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Before I started therapy I didn’t know I was carrying my weight in my lower back, not on my pelvis like I was supposed to. So we worked on that. Now my hips and lower back pain resolved themselves after delivery, but there are still weaknesses, and in addition to the obvious physical trauma we’re working on how I hold and pick up DS without hurting myself. This was so awesome to read!! As someone who delivered her first baby at 6:08 a.m. after laboring nearly 24 hours straight, Christmas Midwife Doula Labor Nurse Xmas Reindeer T-Shirt I totally and completely get the absolute, sheer exhaustion that hits and makes you feel like you can’t forge ahead. I’m honestly more afraid of the lack of energy with baby #2 than the pressure/pain of no meds! Glad things turned out so well for you and that the breathing problems resolved (eep, that must have been scary).