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July 27th, 2007, 10:52 PM
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Samantha's story did end up with drugs.. but the hypnobirthing and time in the bathub did help me cope with 19 hours of back labor.

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July 31st, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Hi Michelle. I just read your birth story and hope you are not feeling to upset that Samantha wasn't born the way you wanted her to be.

I'm a bit of a lurker around the 'Natural Birth' and 'Homebirth' forums and just wanted to say that you obviously did everything possible to educate yourself on natural births and on how you wanted to give Samantha the very best start in life (ie no drugs, a gentle water birth etc).

I guess that, unfortunately, even when the mother is completely healthy, ready and fully prepared for a natural childbirth, things still don't work at the way that they planned - which is when medical intervention can sometimes be necessary for all the RIGHT reasons.

You should be very proud of yourself - your daughter is gorgeous! I know you are going to make a wonderful mother!
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August 2nd, 2007, 11:12 AM
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I haven't been around much lately, but I wanted to say BIG CONGRATS! Any birth that results in a healthy baby and mother is GOOD! I know it wasn't what you wanted but don't let that stop you from enjoying the results!
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August 7th, 2007, 04:35 PM
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I appreciate the kind words.. There is a huge piece of me that feels like as much information I armed myself with, I still didn't have the strength in the moment to give Samantha a gentle birth. She deserves better. I hate that they wouldn't allow me to go back into the water after stripping my membranes. I know that Samantha deserves nothing less than to have stayed with me to be suctioned.. not even allowed to be with me or my DH first. I hate it. I wish I could take it back.
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August 7th, 2007, 05:23 PM
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I appreciate the kind words.. There is a huge piece of me that feels like as much information I armed myself with, I still didn't have the strength in the moment to give Samantha a gentle birth. She deserves better. I hate that they wouldn't allow me to go back into the water after stripping my membranes. I know that Samantha deserves nothing less than to have stayed with me to be suctioned.. not even allowed to be with me or my DH first. I hate it. I wish I could take it back.[/b]
I'm sorry.

I also prepared for a completely natural birth and in the end had to have an emergency c-section, so I understand where you are coming from. There's not a lot anyone could say to make me feel better about it, but talking helped me the most. Please, feel free to pm me if you need someone to listen.

She is completely gorgeous, by the way.
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August 17th, 2007, 09:11 PM
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I appreciate the kind words.. There is a huge piece of me that feels like as much information I armed myself with, I still didn't have the strength in the moment to give Samantha a gentle birth. She deserves better. I hate that they wouldn't allow me to go back into the water after stripping my membranes. I know that Samantha deserves nothing less than to have stayed with me to be suctioned.. not even allowed to be with me or my DH first. I hate it. I wish I could take it back.[/b]
I know you feel bad cause, you couldn't give your baby what you wanted. Then they take her way to do all this crap to her. One thing never forget you are great mom!You have beautiful baby!
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January 30th, 2008, 11:25 PM
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BIG HUGS HUN. im sorry you did not get the birth you wanted and deserved. Samantha sure is blessed to have a mom who does everything in her power to do the right things for her though. Hospital births are very hard - so many hospitals dont respect birth plans. They make you feel like you dont have a choice. All the while instilling fear in you to do as they say. You cant have that day of birth back, but Im glad to hear you are taking control of the entire future you have as a mother. Continuing to educate yourself and make good decisions. It may be hard to do, but maybe one day you can see her birth as a learning experience that tought you how to stand up for things that are important to you.
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