Worth It – A Riverside Hospital Birth Story

  • November 2015
  • First baby
  • Mom’s age: 28
  • Hospital Induction
  • 3 Days Early
  • Epidural
  • 12 Hour Labor
  • Vaginal
  • Columbus, OH
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
Let me start by saying I wanted to be pregnant so bad. My husband and I got married in September, bought a house in December and I found out I was pregnant in March– we wasted no time. I’ll follow up by saying I really didn’t enjoy being pregnant as much as I thought I would. I was sick until I was 21 weeks along, I gained a total of 65 pounds, I had no energy, my skin broke out, my feet were always swollen, I had severe acid reflux which landed me in the ER once during my pregnancy, the list goes on…and on, and on. But let’s get on to the good stuff…..

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The Best Laid Plans: The Home Birth That Wasn’t Meant To Be

Being a first-time mom, I was quite cautious when I got pregnant. I did a massive amount of studying. I read everything I could get my hands on: books, articles, blogs, magazines, scientific journal articles, I even watched strangers’ YouTube videos. I wanted to make sure that I was doing the right things for my baby and that I was prepared for what was to come. As prepared as one can be for the unknown, at least.

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The Long Haul – A Unity Point Birth Story

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I was a typical first time mom, totally naïve about how labor and delivery would actually go. I worked right down the street from the hospital and my plan was for my water to break right after I finished my work for the day and I would just walk over to the hospital, push a couple of times, and the baby would be here. Continue reading

A VBAC Birth Story Success – Beaumont Hospital

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My first born was breech, so I had a scheduled c-section with her.  I really wanted to attempt a VBAC with my second.  One of my biggest reasons for this was because I wanted to experience labor.  I had no idea what labor felt like.  My doctors were very supportive and my OB told me to keep an open mind.  He said we could definitely attempt a VBAC as long as everything looked good during the pregnancy and labor.  He made sure I was aware of the fact that I could still end up with a c-section and a VBAC wasn’t a guarantee. Continue reading

Induction By Snowshoe – A Life Care Medical Center Birth Story

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Based on my family history I was preparing for a very large (at least 10 lbs, all of my siblings and I were this big) and overdue baby.   At our 36 week appointment we were told she was in a breech position.  Continue reading