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Giving Birth: Part 1

I’ve had many people ask me when I’m going to post about my birthing experience and I have to admit, I thought I would have been able to post this 4 weeks ago, but having a newborn is time-demanding! 1,824 more words

Labor part 2: failed induction number 2

It had now been 1 week since I was originally supposed to go in to be induced, I would be exactly 40 weeks by their count the next day and had been home for 1 day and 2 nights since the last trial of induction. 1,788 more words

Labor part 1; the false induction

39 weeks exactly; We were scheduled to go in to the hospital in the evening to begin the induction process. We were told to call an hour before. 714 more words

Water Break!

My water broke early this morning at 37 weeks, 2 days — the EXACT same time they broke with my son! (That has got to be some kind of a freaky coincidence, since I just read that any given pregnancy only has a 10% chance of that happening, even if it’s happened to you before — let alone on literally the same day!) 18 more words

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The Day Before Baby

Prior to the big push, I had a neatly planned idea for just what I wanted. Naturally, plans changed.

My due date according to preliminary ultrasounds had been May 2, 2014. 703 more words

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Got Placenta?...

*** Updated 8/21 – When Bridget got her iron level checked pre-delivery it was at 10.6 g/dL. Today after one week supplementing with the placenta pills, it was 12.9 g/dL. 2,896 more words

Birth Story: Part 3 – Ashlyn, the One Who Changed Everything

I was two weeks away from my due date. It was late at night, and I felt a strange gush.  I thought my water might have broken, but I wasn’t sure.  1,703 more words

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