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I Have Given Birth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 167 People

    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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    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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    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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    ...to Three Wonderful Boys...

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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