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My Unassisted Birth Story- LONG and Graphic with pictures Username_____ 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 9722 posts
23rd Jun '11

3 months later and I finally wrote my labor story.
*this is an unassisted birth story, if you don't like it, don't read it and keep your negative comments to yourself* :wink:




Let me start from the beginning. My desire for an Unassisted birth came with my first pregnancy when I read a book by Laura Shanley called Unassisted Birth. After that I constantly researched how to do it and what I would need. I was living with my uncle at the time and knew he would never let me do it, but I still kept it in my heart. When I was pregnant with Dylan, my first, I felt great but I never connected with my doctors. I dreamed of having an Unassisted childbirth (UC), but that never happened and it was a letdown.
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Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19295 posts
23rd Jun '11

Congrats! :D

But are you really going to eat your placenta? :shock:

Username_____ 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 9722 posts
23rd Jun '11
Quoting ♥Mommy Amber:" Congrats! :D But are you really going to eat your placenta? :shock:"


I put it into smoothies. It stopped bleeding and brought my milk in sooner. I healed very quickly too.

mama cass Due October 15 (girl); 1 child; Waterford, Michigan 1580 posts
23rd Jun '11

that birth story was amazing! im so glad you got the birth you wanted and your husband was so supportive and helped you carry out your wishes!

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
23rd Jun '11

That was beautiful to read. I can't imagine how exhausted you must have been but still found the strength to nurse your newborn AND your toddler.



Although, despite having heard of it before, my face literally went like this :shock: about the placenta part. I know people do it but it just made me do a double take.

Username_____ 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 9722 posts
23rd Jun '11
Quoting mama cass:" that birth story was amazing! im so glad you got the birth you wanted and your husband was so supportive and helped you carry out your wishes!"



thank you very much it was a great experience :)

Tink Tink's Mama 17 kids; North Carolina 5443 posts
23rd Jun '11

That was an amazing read!! Congrats to you!

Username_____ 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 9722 posts
23rd Jun '11
Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:" That was beautiful to read. I can't imagine how exhausted you must have been but still found the strength ... [snip!] ... my face literally went like this :shock: about the placenta part. I know people do it but it just made me do a double take."


I was high on adrenaline for the whole day and yeah I warned you about the placenta LOL :)

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
23rd Jun '11

Congrats mama!! Did you ever pick a middle name?

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
23rd Jun '11
Quoting HippieBabie BFT:" I was high on adrenaline for the whole day and yeah I warned you about the placenta LOL :)"


You must have been! It was really amazing to read that, everything was written with so much detail I felt like I could really picture the birth.



Haha yes you did. Maybe because it was placed so perfectly into little ice cube trays b/c the actual pictures of the placenta didn't bother me at all :)

♥LJ Due March 17; 1 child; Ohio 4468 posts
23rd Jun '11

congrats to you! but like everyone else said. I've never even met anyone who has done that! did you ever pick a middle name?

Rice+Beans 1 child; Hollywood, Florida 6675 posts
23rd Jun '11

Wow! That's great! I admire you!

Username_____ 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 9722 posts
23rd Jun '11
Quoting tatesmommy09:" Congrats mama!! Did you ever pick a middle name?"



thank you and yes we agreed on Emmet.

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
23rd Jun '11
Quoting HippieBabie BFT:" thank you and yes we agreed on Emmet. "


Aww. Love it!

Rice+Beans 1 child; Hollywood, Florida 6675 posts
23rd Jun '11

Does the baby get colostrum when you are tandem nursing? How does that work?