Dec 23 2010

Vivienne’s birth story


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!

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5 Responses to “Vivienne’s birth story”

  1. Awww congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! :)

  2. Wow! Congratulations, you really had a rough time. I can imagine passing nine hours of pain and with all trouble you has to pass. I really admire you women, I really do. I guess a man could never stand against that.

    Congratulations and Merry Christmas.

  3. Thanks Daniel! I actually didn’t have a rough time at all. And it definitely was NOT 9 hours of pain. Maybe 20 minutes worth? I dunno. The hardest part was afterwards for the recovery I think because I had a complication that required a really icky medicine.

  4. I always thought the whole labor time was on pain. I was misinformed of this. Either way it is something amazing.

  5. Welcome to this world Vivienne!

    Totally love the name! So soft and gentle. Wishing everyone and merry Christmas!


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