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emma~joey~and~baby's Pregnancy

My Due Date: May 1, 2012
I have given birth!
Age: 34 years old
Location: Hendersonville, United States

It's A Boy!

Noah Tyler
Born on April 30, 2012 at 12:51pm
Born at 39 weeks and 6 days

Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz
Length: 19 inches

Labour & Delivery
Delivery: Vaginal
Pain Relief: Epidural - Full
Duration of Labour: 7 hours

Noah Tyler's Birth Story

I was induced at 8pm on the 29th. Upon admittance, it was discovered that I was already 3cm and contracting on my own. Since I was already in early labor, my doc decided to go straight to the Pitocin. They started the Pit really low, and basically let my body continue to labor until morning. The contractions weren't even painful, they just felt like BH. At 6:30am, I was 5cm. Then they turned up the Pit, and the contractions finally got painful around 6:30am. At 10:00am, Baby started moving lower, which triggered back labor. At that point, I was still 5cm, but 100% effaced and +2. I labored along and they upped the Pit again. Around 11:00am, the contractions were awful. I was involuntarily shaking with each one. The back pain and pressure on my previously broken tailbone was intense. I opted for my epidural at 11:30am. The right side of my body wouldn't go numb, so they had to adjust the cath. but I was comfortable and relaxing by noon. Around 12:30pm, I starting shaking uncontrollably, signalling that I was completely dilated. The nurse (AMAZING nurse, Allison!) came in at 12:45pm to check me and said, "Oh geeze! His head is right there!" She called the doc in and he started suiting up. He was on his way to an emergency c-section, so he was kind of upset at the nurse for calling him in. He wanted her to "stall" until he was done. She explained that I couldn't wait! When he got into the room, Allison pulled my feet into stirrups, and that was all it took to deliver his head! When my doc saw what was happening, he got a panicked look on his face as he tried to get his gloves and gown on. I laughed at the expression, and that delivered the rest of Baby Noah! I didn't push at all!! Noah was born 2 minutes after my doctor got into the room. He was perfectly healthy, with APGARs of 8 and 9, and he latched RIGHT on. He has been a champion nurser ever since, and regained to his birthweight at only 1 week old. He is so cute, and we are all so in love!

Profile Comments for emma~joey~and~baby (5)

Comment from Samm0704 » Posted Dec. 29, 2011 7:50pm
I can't find the May group on fb. Do you still have the group up?

Comment from emma~joey~and~baby » Posted Sep. 13, 2011 8:14pm
Thank you!! I will have my AAS in May, but I'm moving on to get my BSN, so I will be completely done with school in 2014...whooo, that seems so far away! lol It's hard, especially with a 2 yr old, a one year old, and pregnancy brain! lol Good luck to you, as well!!

Comment from 3rdxsthecharm » Posted Sep. 11, 2011 8:15pm
Hi Melissa. First Congratulations on your third little one. I wanted to say that I am there with you with school except I am completing my program and study in Respiratory Therapy graduating in July 2012 countdown of 10 months until graduation for me. When will you be done? Good Luck with your schooling and pregnancy as well =)

Comment from emma~joey~and~baby » Posted Sep. 6, 2011 8:44pm
Hi dmpage!

Some believe that it is beneficial to the baby to wait to cut the cord until it stops pulsing (usually 10-15 mins). The blood in the cord is very oxygen-rich and is full of antibodies and other "good stuff" that they baby was getting in utero, and should get the rest of after birth! The blood isn't going to do anyone any good if it's just clamped into the cord and tossed out with the placenta! Some studies have even shown that just delaying the clamoing 3 mins is beneficial to the baby!! It's actually really interesting, you should research it a bit!! I wish I had known about this when my other 2 were born, but I wasn't a nursing student then! lol Thanks for asking! Great question!

Comment from dmpage » Posted Sep. 6, 2011 2:41pm
Hi...can you tell me what the scoop is on having the cord stop pulsing before it's cut? Curious. Thanks!

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