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September 18th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Hawaiian Punch's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Throughout my whole pregnancy, I had decided that I would like to try to have a VBAC. I took a class and discussed this all with my OB. Towards the end of the pregnancy, it appeared as if I wouldn't be able to have the VBAC afterall. I wasn't dialating and he wasn't descending at all. My OB wanted to schedule a c-section just in case if I didn't go into labor on my own. I had an ultrasound at 39 weeks and it was revealed that Matthew was going to be 8.5 pounds.

The morning of the 4th as I was getting ready to leave for my scheduled c-section, I went into labor. 45 minutes later when we got to the hospital, I was checked and the nurses were shocked that I was at 5 cm and 90% effaced and my waters were going to break at any minute. They were shocked that I was so calm and in control that they had to check me again. I walked into the labor and delivery room where my OB met me. She checked me and I was at a 6 and she ordered an epi in case if I was a failed VBAC. One hour later, I was 10 cm's. I pushed for 3 hours and Matthew started coming out sunny side up. My OB recommended a c-section since I was complete for a while and it was evident that he wasn't going to come out on his own.

I was wheeled down to the OR and prepped for a c-section. At the start of the section, Matthew was pushed back up the birth canal!! The section began and then I heard my doctor say "holy cow, that is one big boy!!" DH took Matthew back to labor and delivery where he was weighed and measured. While putting me back together, everyone was taking bets on how large he was. Once wheeled back to the room it was revealed that my little guy was 10 pounds 4 oz and 21 inches long. They had to go to pediatrics to get size 1 diapers as the newborns didn't fit.

Proud Mom to Daniel born on August 1, 2006 and Matthew born on September 4, 2008
I'm a proud breastfeeding mom too!!

Missing our angel (m/c 5-14-10; 6 weeks)
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September 18th, 2008, 08:06 PM
*PurpleMidnight*'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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just stalking you from the aug 06 playroom! Congrats!! and what a BIG boy he was!!

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September 19th, 2008, 05:32 AM
woohoo502's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Sorry you didn't get the VBAC. Congrats on your baby boy!!!
~Whitney mommy to Zoe 9/26/08 and Zachary 3/2/12~

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September 19th, 2008, 07:20 AM
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Sorry you didn't get your VBAC....but Congrats anyhow....Glad all are well!!!!
Momma to Emma, Elzie, Gretchen, Olive, and Rogan

We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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