10 lbs., 5 oz.
21 inches long
34 cm head circumference
Mother's Height: 5' 7"
How was your pregnancy?
How did you feel about your upcoming birth?
I felt good about it and was very, very confident that home was the right place for him to be born.
Description of your birth experience:
Labor started pretty strong and I dialated to 7 cm within about 6 hrs of my 1st contraction and then things pretty much stopped for two days. Contractions started back more slowly than before and he was born about 10 hours from when labor started back. I gave birth laying on my side after about twenty minutes of pushing with no tears at all.
How did you feel after the birth (first month)?
I recovered pretty fast from the birth and other than a major lack of sleep everything went well.
How did you feel six months after the birth? One year? Now?
I have always felt great about his birth and feel that by having him at home I prevented a c-section that I am fairly sure I would have gotten either because of his size or the length of my labor.
What did you learn from this birth?
It was a huge lesson in patience! It really made me realize just how amazing our bodies are and that, if left to do their own thing, babies will come when they are good and ready.
Any words of wisdom to impart?
Trust your instincts. Try not to think about all the things people are telling you and listen to yourself and your body.