Our Birth Story

Monday, February 6, 2017

She is here.... If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you already know that we welcomed our sweet baby girl January 11th. 

World Meet Charlee Margaret 

So here goes my birth story.. Even before I became pregnant I knew that I wanted a natural birth and did everything possible to prepare myself to have this type of birth. I wanted to do hypnobirthing and be able to move around as I please. Well god had a different plan for me. Wednesday morning I woke up having a contraction and decided since I was up I should go ahead and pee. Since when you are pregnant you have to get up multiple times I figured why not go ahead and get up while I was already up. I peed and headed back to bed then as I was getting in the bed I noticed a gush of water and realized that my water broke. I showered and woke the hubby up to start getting ready. I finished packing my bag and we headed to the hospital. We got there about two and headed to ob triage to see if my water had in fact ruptured. It had so they admitted me to start the labor process. The hospital has a policy that you can not get out of bed when you water breaks due to the possibility that the cord can slip out. I labored from 1am to about 9am only moving 1cm. They decided to start labor inducing meds since my water had broke and I was progressing. About 11am the contracts were to strong and I couldn't move so they were really intense. I decided at that point I needed to get a epidural to relax my body and be able to move my labor along. I received the epidural and went from 3cm to 5cm in 40 mins. 45 mins later they checked me and I was 7cm. I progressed really fast after the epidural since I was more relaxed. At 4pm I started pushing and pushed for over a hour before they decided to try a peanut ball to see if she would move down a little bit on her own. I sat with the ball in between my legs for a hour and they checked to see if she moved down. She moved down enough for me to push again. I pushed for over 40 minutes and the doctor stopped to have a talk about what next. We decided that it had been 19 hours and we needed to get the baby out safely. At this point her heart rate would drop with every contraction and push and during rest she would go back to normal. We made the decision to move forward with a c section. 19 hours of labor and using a vacuum  came down to doing a section. I was rushed back and within 20 minutes later we welcomed our sweet girl into the world. This did not go as planned but I would not trade her for anything. Her birth did not go any where near how I wanted it to but I did what was best for her. 


  1. Congrats! She is perfect!

  2. She is beautiful! And please believe me when I say her birth story is beautiful because it is HER story. My MK has a similar birth story and I was really hard on myself for a long time. I felt like a failure for having to have a c-section. I let it steal some of my joy. I am so very happy for you and your beautiful family!!


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