Birth Story: Just can't take my eyes off of him. I labored for 13 hours with contractions every 2 minutes. I began dilating a cm an hour and had my water broken at 11am. I then started dilating 2 cm every hour with extremely painful contractions. I then attempted getting an epidural which was wonderful at first but the doctor gave me a dose of pictocin to keep my contractions going. My epidural failed 15 minutes later and I was in the worst pain of my life. **continued in comments**

Makena H 3 likes

Screaming bloody murder to say the least. Doctor attempted another epidural and again it was failing and only numbed my legs. However by this point I was 10 cm dilated and knew it was time to become strong and hunker down! I began pushing and meditated during each push and felt no pain. It was simply beautiful and I felt the babies head and knew I could do this! Only 15 minutes of pushing and my beautiful Oliver Wyatt was born! Even with the struggles it was truly amazing.

Makena H 1 like

He also was a surprising 8 pounds and 4 ounces!!! I only gained 30 pounds in my pregnancy so the family and hubbie were shocked!!! He is just beautiful!

Null N 1 like

Yay!!! Congratulations!! 😊😊

Makena H 0 likes

Thank you!!!!! πŸ’• thank you! I'm so excited!

Hannah M 1 like

Congrats mama!! Pitocin sucks huh? They gave it to me with my son too. Man made contractions are so much worse than natural ones

Sunshine F 1 like

Aww that's the best feeling. My son weighed 8lbs and 5 ounces but couldn't do a regular delivery. Wish I did. How tall are you? I'm 5'2. I was in labor for 36 hrs pushed for 4 hours, they pulled my epidural since I was too numb and ended up having a csection.

Null N 1 like

I was the same way! I was measuring at 35 weeks at 41 weeks and my baby weight was 7pounds 8.6 oz. I don't have many tips right now, I had a c section. What time and what day was he born?

Aspen S 1 like

Good!!!

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