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Hattie's Birth Story

Jun 30, 2011 - 3 comments

Well...I am finally getting online, 3 weeks after her glorious birth to share her story.  This website has been such an inspiration to me throughout my fertility treatments and then through my pregnancy.  I only hope I can share a small piece of information that can be of benefit to someone else!

My official due date was June 9th but since I had gestational diabetes I was told they would induce me on the June 6th if I did not go into labor on my own.  I was told she would weigh about 8 pounds so they didn't want me to go past my due date.

I started having contractions over the weekend, the 6th was a Monday, but told myself it didn't matter she was coming on the 6th anyway.  Finally the morning of the 6th arrived and we headed to the hospital.  I was still having contractions.  I told the nurse and she said sure enough I was in labor, contractions every 2-3 minutes apart.  The doctor came in and checked me and I was 2 cm and 80% effaced (an improvement since my last doc appt).  She decided not to start the pitocin and instead break my water.  It worked and my contractions starting coming every 1-2 minutes lasting longer.  She broke my water around 10:30am and by lunch time I got the epidural (which took 5 tries and 2 different doctors).  Around 4:00 I started feeling pressure which the nurse said was probably my bladder because at 3:30 I was still 5-6 cm.  So she emptied my bladder and turned my on my side and BAM! I felt like the baby was coming out.  Sure enough Hattie Catherine was born at 4:50pm after 3 short pushes.  It was an amazing labor and delivery, by far the easiest of my four children.

Hattie weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  She is gorgeous, looks like her brothers.  We are so blessed!!  

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by Tasia32, Jun 30, 2011
Awwwww congrats! Beautiful birth story!

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by SunWorshiper_26, Jun 30, 2011
Awe :) congratulations!  I'm so glad we have been able to keep in touch on here through our fertility treatment and now birth of our little girls :)

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by Trytryagain84, Jul 02, 2011
I'm so glad it went so well!  You must be on cloud nine with your little girl in your arms finally.  :)

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