26/09/2013 at 14:12
(Apologies this is so long, I've written it for me and Millie)
Background: Big brother Alex was born by emergency section after a 32 hour labour (15 hour active) due to being back to back and brow presentation. At the time I was very positive about it, he was never in any danger, just a bit stuck. I wanted a vbac as the section recovery time, whilst fine with only a newborn to look after, was something I wanted to avoid with a 2 year old to consider.
26/09/2013 at 14:29
What a fab story GB! This is what I want to do the next time round (maybe without the pooing!) Congratulations on the safe arrival of Millicent again! She's just gorgeous!
26/09/2013 at 14:56
Waaaaaaah so much of what you have written rings true for my labour with O, even down to the night before having the best night's sleep EVER. And the pooing - play doh factory
Millicent is gorgeous, I can't wait to meet her
(And if any of you are wondering, and I hate to burst BG's bubble here, the characters on her poster were for C's bday card that I was making for cbeebies! Am glad that mr tumble, granddad tumble and aunt Polly could help you )
26/09/2013 at 15:04
Lovely story BG, I'm so glad you got your VBAC! You look completely amazing after just giving birth too!
26/09/2013 at 15:23
Lovely story, so pleased you got your VBAC. Love the bit about the play dough!!!
26/09/2013 at 16:03
I've been waiting for this! It's a goodie. VBACs are always so good to hear. And feeling normal after 8 days is incredible really. Well done, you were epic xx
26/09/2013 at 17:44
Great birth story :-) beautiful bubba and you look amazing BG!
26/09/2013 at 20:47
Thanks. I didn't look so wonderful with the burst blood vessel in my eye - a side effect of pushing no-one warned me about!
26/09/2013 at 20:54
Great story, glad it worked out for you. But OMG burst blood vessel in your eye? that doesn't sound good. I'm going to have to stop reading birth stories I think!
26/09/2013 at 21:00
Lovely. And you look like you didn't even break a sweat!
I will never think of play doh in the same way again...
26/09/2013 at 21:10
Jem, if it's any consolation I didn't feel it or even know about it until one of the midwives told me about it. It's almost gone now.
26/09/2013 at 21:11
I also didn't feel the cannula rip out of my hand during the pushing phase either, I've felt that b i t c h of a bruise since though!
26/09/2013 at 21:18
Fab story BG, thanks for sharing x
26/09/2013 at 23:52
FAb birth story! And how good do you look after giving birth!! Congratulations!
27/09/2013 at 06:56
Amazing story and you look fantastic! I am so pleased you got your VBAC. You look stunning in the after photo xx
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