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July 22nd, 2013, 12:59 PM
MummyTo2Boys&1Girl's Avatar Loving my baby boy
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I was 11 days over due, Baby was due 28/6 and I woke up at 5:30am with pain on the 8/7. As we had spent the night the week before on the labour ward which turned out to be false labour I wasn't sure whether it was real.

I downloaded a contraction app to my phone and started timing, my contractions were not regular and lasting different times, I decided to go in the bath at 6:30am, the pains kept coming, so i got out of the bath at around 6:50am and decided it was time to tell DH I was in labour and let my mum know as she was coming to the hospital with us, I called my mum at 7:10am and she told me to get ready and she would come round to our house, I called the hospital and they told me to come on straight in.

I woke up my little boy and got him ready for school, text my sister and asked her to drop him off, all the time the pains were getting worse and a little closer together. We set off to my sisters and the traffic was really bad and I knew it would be and on the main road to the hospital, but I knew we had to get there, I wasn't coping very well and needed some pain relief.

We got to my sisters at 8:20am, mum told me to come in and wait for a while to see if the traffic quietened down, I sat down and got an almighty contraction which seemed to last for ages, I told mum I needed the toilet and she tried to help me up and the POP my waters brake, Mum helps me upstairs into my sisters bathroom and I try going to the toilet.

To my horror I can feel her coming, by this time (8:41) my sister has phoned an ambulance and they are told to get me flat on the floor, I am terrified and trying to stop myself pushing, but as you know there is no way to stop yourself, the 999 operator is talking my mum and sister through it and i can feel her coming and I know there is no stopping her, I let myself go and push, her head and then her body, 2 pushes!

My beautiful baby girl was born at 8:51am right into her nanas hands, mum was told to ensure she was breathing and had a clear airway and then place her on my stomach for skin to skin, and to keep her warm. The ambulances arrived at 8:54am and took over care, they cut her cord and got me up from the floor and onto my sisters bed to deliver the placenta, which came at 9:30am.

The midwife arrived at 9:40am and checked over both me and the baby and we decided that there was no need to go to the hospital.

Ava Grace was born weighing 7lb 6oz.

Jack Anthony Richard White

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July 22nd, 2013, 01:43 PM
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Wow, I would've been so scared having a baby at home but it sounds like you did great
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July 22nd, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Wow what an amazing birth story!! I've been waiting to hear your birth story! Congrats she's beautiful.
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July 22nd, 2013, 02:00 PM
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What a fantastic birth story! Great job

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July 22nd, 2013, 02:10 PM
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Amazing what our bodies are capable of? Congrats on your beautiful baby!

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July 22nd, 2013, 02:25 PM
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I've been waiting for this birth story Amazing story at that! I would have been freaking out.

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July 23rd, 2013, 12:52 AM
MummyTo2Boys&1Girl's Avatar Loving my baby boy
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I was freaking out but my mum and sister were fantastic, I will never be able to repay them for delivering my beautiful baby girl!
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