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May 11th, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Danielle
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
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Name: Danielle

DC name: Claire


Type of birth: failed induction / emergency c-section


Why are you "here": I have great sadness, anger, resentment, disappointment, and guilt regarding my dd's birth. I feel like I have been pregnant, have a baby, but have never "given birth." It makes me feel sometimes like not a REAL mother - like I'm incomplete. And then I feel guilty for thinking that.


One POSITIVE experience about your birth: My DH was proud of the effort I put forward. I think that's about the only thing that makes me feel good about the experience. And of course that I brought home a healthy baby afterwards.
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