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November 16th, 2011, 07:23 PM
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On Monday, I had a normal doctor's appointment. However, my doctor was delayed by almost 2 hours because of a delivery. During the two hour delay, I began having contractions. They were more intense than my normal contractions, so I was super hopeful. They were about 5 minutes apart at this point. By the time she got to my appointment, I was 4-5cm (I was 4 a few days prior). She sent me over to labor and delivery to see if I would progress on my own.

After an hour on the monitors, I was 5cm with a bulging bag and super excited! At this point she asked me if I wanted an epidural, which I did not. I had decided before this birth that I would do whatever was in my power to have a completely medication free delivery. At 8:00, she broke my water and I was still at a 5. At this point, the contractions became more intense and I had to really work through them. They were 2 minutes apart, lasting about a minute. At about 9:00, I started to feel a little bit of pressure and asked to be checked. I was at 7cm and started having the shakes and knew I was in transition. I could no longer talk during my contractions and was pretty much silent between them as well. I had a few more contractions and at 9:15 or so, I had the most intense contraction yet and felt a lot of pressure. All I could get out to my husband (who was the only one in the room) was "press button, pressure". Luckily, he knew exactly what I meant. The nurse checked me and I was complete and she called for delivery. I waited one contraction, and started pushing. My doctor was not quite ready at this point, but I was unable to stop. I pushed 3 times in one contraction and got his head out. One more big push and he was here! He was born at 9:29 and was super alert!

My recovery has been great and I was up and about within about an hour. He weighed in at 7lbs 8oz, which is a great size for his gestation. I will upload pictures soon!!
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November 16th, 2011, 07:50 PM
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Congratulations! I'm so glad everything went well! =) Can't wait to see a photo!
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November 16th, 2011, 08:01 PM
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Wow! Kudos to you for sticking with your plan and maintaining med free. I'm not that brave! He is precious. Congrats again!
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November 16th, 2011, 09:22 PM
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yAY! Cant wait to see pics. Congratz on an unmedicated birth!
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November 17th, 2011, 05:33 AM
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Congrats! I'm hoping to have an unmedicated birth as well. I'm so glad everything went well for you!
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November 17th, 2011, 08:07 AM
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congrats on your unmedicated birth! Sounds like a great recovery period from it!
Glad everything went well and your baby boy is here!!!
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November 17th, 2011, 08:13 AM
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Congrats momma!
You're awesome for going med free. I hope I can do that this time.
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November 17th, 2011, 09:55 AM
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You had the same due date as me, so it's really cool to see your baby now, out & looking so cute I can't believe he weighed over 7lbs! Glad you got your unmedicated birth you wanted, that's great!
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November 17th, 2011, 11:01 AM
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Congrats!! I love his name! You are a very strong woman to have an unmedicated birth!! Glad all is well and hope it continues that way! Can't wait to see pics of your little man!
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November 17th, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Glad everything went well! Congrats!
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November 17th, 2011, 01:25 PM
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November 17th, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Congratulations! Colton is a really great size for his gestational age! I am so glad you got the birth you wanted!
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November 17th, 2011, 03:51 PM
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Awesome birth story! Congrats!
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November 18th, 2011, 09:27 AM
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November 18th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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November 19th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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Great job mama!!
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November 19th, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Congrats!!
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November 19th, 2011, 05:09 PM
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November 20th, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Congrats!!! Also way to go on a natural birth!!!! Can't wait to see pics!
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November 20th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Congrats on getting the birth that you wanted!
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