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I Have Given Birth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 169 People

    And It Was Definitely An Experience

    Wow, I don't think anyone or anything can prepare you for what giving birth is really like. I read and heard so many stories throughout my pregnancy, I visualized the entire thing, and I was still surprised. Here is my story: At 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant I fell asleep telling...
    MashedPotatoes26 MashedPotatoes26 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    The Most Significant Experience of My Life

    Giving birth to my children was the most significant and most spiritually moving thing I have ever done.   With the upcoming 17th birthday of my first born, I am so thankful that  I was given the priviledge of bringing my two beautiful daughters into...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    And I Will Never Again.

    I had my son in 2006.  It was actually a really easy labor.  I was taking a nap at 10:30 pm and went to the bathroom and was bleeding.  I went to the hospital and they checked me and told me I probably wouldn't have the baby that night and would be sent home. ...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 17, 2007

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    I Won't Do It Again

    if I want another child some day I'll adopt.  I thought I was going to die when I had my son.  The epidural didn't relieve the pain, I should have done the whole thing naturally and it would have gone a lot quicker.  I was in labor for 24 hours and developed a...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 2007

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    My Baby Joy

    I am 32 and I have a little Girl called Skye, she is 5 months now. I wanted to share my amazing and lifechanging birth with you.It was 1st of January at around 3 in the afternoon, I was 9 months pregnant and had been feeling off colour all day.My fiance Josh had done everything...
    someonesecret someonesecret 31-35 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    Help ?

    Okayi joined this group beacause i am expecting . I would like to know how you guys got through it and if you have any information . This will be my first time giving birth and i am really scared even though its months away . Any advice??
    emogirl121 emogirl121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    First Minute As a Mommy

    I was 20 years old, and had been pregnant for 8 and a half months. I had learned the reality of morning sickness; in fact, it was the morning sickness that brought me to the doctor. I had thought I was dealing with the flu. The doctor had me do a urine sample...
    lemleythelioness lemleythelioness 41-45, F 32 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    I Want To Be Present For A Birth

    Hi. I am a mom of 2 girls. I had both vaginally. My oldest daughter is 10 yrs old now, it's amazing to think she is a decade old. Anyway, I lived with my parents when I was pregnant with her & for about 5 yrs after she was born. I found out I was pregnant when I was 20 & it was...
    momof281 momof281 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    Twice. All natural water births.

    One in the birth center and one at home. Both labors were relatively short, the first was the longest at 5.5hrs of active labor. It was very intense and difficult and yes, even painful but it was also beautiful, powering, and everything I had wanted. The second was very easy...
    ModernHippieMama ModernHippieMama 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2014

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    i went into labor on the 9th of october last

    year. I was at home, with my girlfriend, (also pregnant) watching tv. I got up to go make dinner, when I felt a jabbing sensation in my belly. It was much stronger than the braxton hicks i'd been feeling for a few days, so I leaned against the counter, breathing hard. My...
    littlemissweird littlemissweird 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    My Three Sons

    MY FIRST My first birth was 9 years ago. I was 18. I had him with a Midwife, in a "Birthing Center." It was quite a traumatic experience, because I was young and didn't know what to expect, and because the environment I gave birth in was uncomfortable. I didn't know I was in...
    alleybow alleybow 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    Couldn't Ask For It Any Better :)

    I went into labor on December 21st with my son at 6am in the morning, starting pushing at noon and had him at 1:03pm. I didn't use any medication, didn't really need it. I need a couple stitches. That was it. :) my son was APGAR 9/9 and he was 7pounds 10 ounces and I was home for...
    MayDayKacy28 MayDayKacy28 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    For Over 48 Hours

    yeah it was not plesant still when i had an eppidural for the last few hours that was nice, was able to catch a bit of sleep lol, and did get to watch easterders im sure it would have been  a lot more painful, if i had of missed out on my easties lol.
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 4 Responses May 10, 2008

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    Four Times.......

    I have given birth four times...each one was different. The first time, I was in labor (hard labor) 14 hours. I was given a saddle block and my son was finally delivered with forceps. My daughter was delivered breach..I had four sets of stitches where I tore so badly with her...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F Sep 8, 2009

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    Twice, Maybe Once More?

    I had my first child, a son, in 2009. I was ordered on bed rest for the weekend after HBP numbers at my doctors' office. I was scheduled to come back in on Monday and assess the situation. I was just a day over 37 weeks. On Sunday, my contractions started, and we headed to the...
    morgana1982 morgana1982 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Twice

    I have two little boys, 7 and 3. They came into the world in the usual way. In case you are wondering, yes it hurts. Pain so unbearable at times I wished for death. Begged for it. People say you forget the pain of childbirth or you would never do it again. I'll tell you, I did...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Yeah

    It's rewarding in way. I tried nature birthing.  Not successful. I had a C-section.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Aug 2, 2009

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    The Greatest Experience!

    ..Hi!I had my baby last year..,I would love to share my amazing birth story..It was 6am in the morning, and I had just finished speaking to my husband, who was away at that time! I was 3 days past my due date then. Then i felt like i had wet my pants.., so I went to the loo, to...
    CarrieBets CarrieBets 22-25, F 2 Responses May 9, 2012

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    ...to Three Wonderful Boys...

    ...without whom I would be adrift...
    JackGrey JackGrey 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2007

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    I gave birth 15 years ago

    and It bloody hurt! The most pain I have ever experienced and I have had severe asthma attacks, broken bones and several other very painful illnesses, but it was worth it in the end to have my beautiful baby boy (who is a very grumpy teenager now) it's a pain I will never forget...
    daisychain33 daisychain33 31-35, F Dec 9, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Another stupid experience but funny nonetheless! Yep don't we all have a birthday every year!? Lmao :) giggles
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    This is my first time posting.. But lately ive been feeling really hopeless. I have everything going for me. I am privileged to be going to school and having a steady job that...
    SunshineLaura SunshineLaura 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Just like everyone else. But mine is today February 26th. What are you going to get me? Sexy photos & videos are my favorite when the gift can't be given in person ;-)
    FuntimesinAZ FuntimesinAZ 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    My birthday is March 14th... best birthday ever becasue it almost always falls on a day we don't have school!
    BlondeChic135 BlondeChic135 13-15, F Feb 12

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    Yeah, I'll be 16 in about a month. I know I've already posted this a few times before, but this just also goes into something I was thinking about. I remember when I was young and...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Lol do people only join this experience when it's their birthday and leave the group the next day?
    MonkeyGirl0909 MonkeyGirl0909 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    It's my 21st birthday! :)
    Jms04 Jms04 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Today's my 17th birthday yay
    hannah357 hannah357 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Yay!! Only 6 more days and it will be my 28th birthday! I feel so blessed. :) Woot woot! Hey guys don't you worry I'm not gonna be choosy. Any gift okay? Hehe.. ;)
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 10

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    Hi i'm 22 now so far i got only 3 people wishing me a happy birthday ( even my mom didn't xD )
    Dezsire Dezsire 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    Today is my birthday and Im now older lol Go me! #feb17th
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 92 Responses Feb 17

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    March 8th anyone? I've never heard of anyone with the same birthday
    leannamariet leannamariet 18-21, F Feb 21

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    lately I've just been thinking about dying and what it would be like if I was gone and how it would affect the people that matter to me most (my little sister, my bf, my mom, etc...
    ysimm23 ysimm23 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I've given up on trying to find love. It never works. Everyone it seems is in a relationship and happy. I'm gonna accept the fact that I'll be lonely forever.
    fuzzman96 fuzzman96 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I don't know if I have fully given up on love but it seems like it all goes wrong when I fall for some one.... to be honest i doubt any of you seriously care but I've fallen for...
    dillonwatson dillonwatson 18-21, M Feb 20

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    I've given up. I've been going through this **** for years and I just broke and this time I can not me fixed. I can't stand life or the world. I'm giving up on everything including...
    alice123422 alice123422 13-15, F a week ago

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    March 11th! Have no idea what to do though:/
    mariya03 mariya03 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    Monday the 9th. I hit the big 5 0 !!!! Scary to think I'll have been alive half a century!!!!! The swinging sixties. The disappointing '70's. major industrial changes of the '80's...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    I have hated myself for 7 years. I'm tired. We're done here.
    Dreambrother Dreambrother 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Almost giving up. .. the problem with getting close to people is that they have more bearing and can disappoint. I just don't know who I can find to show me I am important, valued...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 13 Responses Feb 14

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    from past 4-5 months i have nearly lost everything. my financial condition got worse my friends left me and the girl i love just went on some kind of a break in which she wont talk...
    mannankaur3 mannankaur3 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I can't trust family, I have no friends, I can't go a day without being depressed, and the thoughts of suicide fill my mind every second of the day. Every person that gets close to...
    daw15 daw15 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    my b day is tomorrow yes 15 alsome
    jacobnipper jacobnipper 13-15 11 Responses Feb 3

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    ONE WEEK FROM TODAY SQUAD UP
    joseph6472 joseph6472 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I'ma be 16 teen in 4 days :)
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M 11 Responses Feb 5

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    I'll be 16 next month. (I'm just adding this because five words is apparently not long enough.)
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    I'll be 22 on the 21st of this month
    DreamingOfSparrows DreamingOfSparrows 22-25, F Feb 6

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    March 9th. The big 5 0 !!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Feb 6