I’ve got my rather long birth story posted on my personal blog, if you’re interested! The short version: labor began in the wee hours of the morning with steady contractions. It was slightly less than 9 hours total.
I started out at the birth center but needed to transfer to the hospital because my blood pressure was too high. Transferring to a hospital at 7cm during morning rush hour isn’t the most fun.
We got to the hospital fine, my water broke a short time later, and she was born!
It was a totally unmedicated birth and it went really well. I was able to stay calm and focused, and I credit my Hypnobabies prep work and definitely the support of my husband, Shane, and my doula, Emily.
I developed severe pre-eclampsia shortly after she was born, so it was good that I was in the hospital already.
Vivienne is 6 days old now and we’re enjoying life as a family of four. Thanks for your well-wishes on my last post!