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CrunchyMomma April 4th, 2007 10:56 AM

I was 44.5 weeks pregnant with my 4th child and I was miserable! I had been having Braxton Hicks contractions for at least 5 weeks and they were pretty strong (or what I though what BH) but nothing ever happened. I walked constantly, had more sex then I wanted, ate spicy foods anything to get this labor started!! Well nothing worked and I decided that this baby would come when she wanted and that was that.

On March 2nd I woke up at about 5 am With what I thought was going to be a BAD stomach bug. I made a cup of tea and layed down on the couch to watch TV and fell asleep. The next thing I know I woke up soaked and though I had peed myself! Went to sit up and something "down there " did not feel right, so I pulled up my nighty and felt between my legs and what do you know the top of a head!! That is when it hit me my water had broke and the baby was coming!!! At this point I am starting to panic but then decided it was too late for all that.

I decided to squat by the couch and put a pillow on the floor under me. With the next contraction (at this point the tractions had started to HURT) the babies head started to slowly inch out, I was not pushing at all she was just coming on her own and boy talk about Ring of Fire!!! After her head was out I reached down to check for cord and found none so I pushed her out the rest of the way and she slid out onto the pillow! THis is when DH made his appearance, he comes down the hall and wants to know why I am watching baby story that early in the morning as he heard a baby crying!

I told him it was not the TV it was the baby and would he please get me some towels and a blanket for the baby. He stands there digesting what I just said and started freaking out, I was like the time for that is over she is here she is fine but she is getting cold!! He finds everything helps me to the couch and we jsut stare at our beautiful baby! The placenta come about 30 mins later and looked fine! I had not tears, brusing or sorenessin my bottom, I was amazed!!! All in all it was a wonderful birth and will have all my babys at home from now on!!

StudentMidwife06 April 6th, 2007 09:35 AM

Great birth story!

MrsPil April 7th, 2007 08:43 PM

Fantastic! It sounds like you had an awesome birth!

short_n_swt April 7th, 2007 11:55 PM

Holy cow!!! What a story! I could not imagine having the baby without anyone in the room with me at all! You got a lot of strength, congrats on your sprout!

CTK3989 April 25th, 2007 11:00 AM

Wow! Congratulations!! I would love to know more about how you had a UHB. I will be PM'ing you.

nvr.4.gtn July 9th, 2007 09:22 AM

wow!!! I would have been scraming for DH long before I stood to squat!! Congrats, you are one brave women

Michelle Allmon July 16th, 2007 12:20 PM

:bluecheer: :bluecheer: :bluecheer: :bluecheer: :bluecheer:

That is incredible, must have been so great not to have anyone there! How did you guys clamp the cord? Rubber bands?

littlebabydolly May 27th, 2008 07:20 PM

Wow! It sounds like it happened all so fast. What a blessing! I laughed at your husbands first reaction! I bet he had no idea what he'd come down to see!!

*Vero* July 12th, 2008 08:47 AM

wow! What an amazing story!! My cousin had a similar experience, except she delivered by herself in the van (in the hospital's parking lot while her husband was inside panicking to get somebody to come get her with a wheel chair!)

justjaQ October 6th, 2008 09:16 PM

wow, great story!! you did an amazing job. i'm a little jealous, hehe. :smile:

Buttercups October 11th, 2008 09:23 PM

That is so wonderful. What a special birth and bonding experience! Just you and baby. :wub:

SaraBaby October 24th, 2008 04:01 PM

Wow! It sounds like your birth went very smoothly, espeically since it was at home, with no assisted! Thats great, congrats!

~ Ada ~ January 22nd, 2009 10:10 AM

You are my hero! I will never understand (barring a medical emergency) why people make such a fuss about unmedicated and unassisted births.

suusssannn February 28th, 2009 08:11 AM

Our bodies were made to do this- and you proved that!! MAJOR KUDOS TO YOU!!! (= AWESOME AWESOME BIRTH STORY!

44 weeks though?? I yiyi-- I would've been going crazzyyyy, haha!!!

SummerBabies11 May 15th, 2009 05:06 AM

Re: My Accidental Unassisted Homebirth
insane!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!! for real

Jodi Dawn June 19th, 2009 01:31 AM

Re: My Accidental Unassisted Homebirth
wow crazy!

ameriguat June 24th, 2009 01:31 AM

Re: My Accidental Unassisted Homebirth
That is amazing....I've heard of people who want to do it on purpose...they call it free birthing.

naturalmelly December 1st, 2009 09:12 AM

Re: My Accidental Unassisted Homebirth
Thanks for sharing!

sweetencounter August 3rd, 2010 10:55 PM

Re: My Accidental Unassisted Homebirth
That is awesome. I'm so encouraged now to go for the unassisted birth with my 4th child. Congrats! You are my hero!

Granola Mommy of 5 August 24th, 2011 06:00 AM

Re: My Accidental Unassisted Homebirth
i had an unassisted birth with our last child after 3VBACs, first being a c-section. It was the best journey i've ever set path on.

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