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July 31st, 2011, 04:51 PM
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Location: Christchurch, NZ
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vaginal births:
how far along were you when your baby was born?
were you induced?
did your water break before going into labour?
did you have any pain relief?
did you labour/birth in the tub/pool at all?
how long were you in labour?
how long did you push for?
what position did you deliver your baby in?
what weight was your baby?


cesarean births:
how far along were you when your baby was born?
was your c/s planned or an emergency c/s?
what sort of anaesthesia did you have?
how long were you in hospital before you had your c/s?
did you labour before your c/s?
who was with you when you had your c/s?
did your own doctor deliver your baby?
how long were you in recovery afterward?
were you able to have skin-to-skin contact while in the OR?


both of my girls were c/s babies...

GABY
how far along were you when your baby was born? 42w0d
was your c/s planned or an emergency c/s? emergency
what sort of anaesthesia did you have? spinal
how long were you in hospital before you had your c/s? about 41 hours
did you labour before your c/s? no, they tried to induce me for 2 days
who was with you when you had your c/s? Gaby's father
did your own doctor deliver your baby? no, i had a midwife.. the on call OB delivered her
how long were you in recovery afterward? I was there for about 3.5 hours - it was the middle of the night and no one else was in there, so they just kept me there
were you able to have skin-to-skin contact while in the OR? no


EMERSYN
how far along were you when your baby was born? thirty nine weeks
was your c/s planned or an emergency c/s? scheduled repeat
what sort of anaesthesia did you have? spinal
how long were you in hospital before you had your c/s? a little under 3 hours
did you labour before your c/s? no... though she did try about two weeks beforehand
who was with you when you had your c/s? my sister
did your own doctor deliver your baby? again i had a mw, but the ob who did deliver Emersyn was one of the high risk obs i'd seen during the last half of my pregnancy
how long were you in recovery afterward? about two hours
were you able to have skin-to-skin contact while in the OR? yes, most of the time after she was born she was on my chest... after they did all the initial checks etc...
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