Eudora’s Birth Story – The Finale

In my last blog post, I’d left off with the news that our birth story wasn’t going to be the perfect VBAC delivery.  There would be no successful natural child birth through the power of the Hypnobabies Home Study course.  Sure, I was in labor, but it wasn’t exactly going right.  I was coping just fine with the contractions, and I’d managed to stay firm and not take anything for the painful cramping that was continuous between contractions.  But Eudora?  She wasn’t coping so well.  And her health and welfare was the most crucial thing in our birth story.

Eudora was tachycardic.  Her little heart was pounding up to 200 beats per minute.  I’m not sure if the machine registered anything higher than that, but that was it.  That was when the doctors determined that a VBAC delivery would not be the best thing for her.  She wasn’t descending.  She needed to come out.

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Eudora’s Birth Story

We’d put a lot of thought into what type of birth we’d wanted to have this time around.  We’d decided on a natural birth (if possible, of course), and we’d studied the Hypnobabies Home Study course.  It was important to the husband to be able to see our daughter being born, and it was important to me to be able to provide that for him.  Our birth story was going to be perfect, and it was going to be everything that the husband had hoped for.  We’d studied, planned, and fallen asleep listening to the Hypnobabies tracks on a nightly basis.  I was doing everything possible to make sure that our birth story worked out to be the wonderful natural birth that we’d hoped for.

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