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February 19th, 2011, 07:12 PM
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Joey's Birth Story
---6 early losses---
Joey- 7/15/10

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February 26th, 2011, 08:18 AM
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Wow, great story!!! You are one tough mama! I love hearing about people successfully avoiding the epi and pain meds even during an induction, and your with a large baby furthermore! Until I heard these stories I thought an epi was, like, required with an induction... but now I know it can be done.

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July 24th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Wow :O congrats!! I can't imagine not having an epi... I was induced and even with the epi I thought I was going to lose my mind (it didn't work 100%). Contractions had me gripping the handrails on the hospital bed so hard my arm muscles were useless for days after... lol
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March 10th, 2013, 01:56 AM
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Beautiful baby!

It really really frustrates me how some hospitals treat births and birthing mothers. I am so fortunate that I had the freedom to move around during my labor. I can't imagine being stuck in the bed! ugh women have been birthing babies for eons and eons. I think more hospitals should allow women to listen to their bodies.

Beautiful pictures too! I really wish I would have had my sister (who is my best friend) in the L&D room with me. I also wish I would have had Olivia's birth filmed so I could watch it later. The asked if I wanted a mirror to watch but I said no, I think watching it would have scared me at the time. I guess I will just have to have another so I can make sure I do the things I wanted. (especially after knowing what to expect now.)

Awesome for you for not doing an epi. I went in with a plan of a natural birth with no pain killers, but by the 14th hour of back labor I just couldn't take it anymore, I was so exhausted and already awake for almost 48 hours. I decided to get the epi and I am glad I did. Olivia wasn't born for another 5 hours and 3 of them were pushing.

I was so worried the epi would take away the experience, I still wanted to feel myself birthing her, and I did. I knew when I was having a contraction and was very happy. I am so happy for you and your beautiful family and proud that you were strong enough to go through with what you and your husband decided was best. You are very strong!

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