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jeanfroner

Question:How was your birth experience?

Asked by jeanfroner on 2/11/08 4 Answers»
walker1229

Answer:

Scary, we had several problems which made it a little stressful, I had a MAJOR infection which braught a very high fever, then my sons heartbeat wasnt doing what it was supposed to. I was far enough along that they said they would wait on a C-section but if it got worse they would have to do one. After he was born, he had a fever (they thaught he got the infection too) and couldnt keep his lungs inflated. So they took him away right after cleaning him off. Then I was bleeding to much, needless to say it was stressful, and scary but all worth it, I have a healthy happy little boy now.

Answered by: walker1229 on 1/8/09
I_AM_Change

Answer:

OK, this area of expertise is definitely right up my alley so to speak, even though I am a man and not a woman. But before you disregard this, understand that it is my desire to become emplyed in my dream job of working with babies as they relate in breathing to the eldery. So here goes: My brith experiece was very hard to remember. I'm not sure about it. Although I was there for the brith of my first child. It was really something, believe you me. I hope this was found helpful by all of the users here!

Answered by: I_AM_Change on 2/14/08
sheep_tester

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As they know a baby is the way to unlock the present past and future of all that is good in a humankind. Please unlock the experience of the good to give a life of positive community, thank you.

Answered by: sheep_tester on 2/13/08
cakbrooks

Answer:

Not too bad actually! I'd do it again! Epidural I thought was a must have. I only felt a handful of really painful contractions before that sunk in, so I was lucky. I was a very fast dilator and had barely any contractions until I was induced and 5cm dilated. I watched the birth in a mirror, which I NEVER thought I would do (ew, gross, you know?) but it was truly amazing and I'm glad I did that. It also helps women with epidurals know that their pushing is working. Very motivating to get that little bugger out!

Answered by: cakbrooks on 2/12/08
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