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Darian's Birth Story

posted Feb 7, 2011, 7:15 AM by Rachel Supercinski
Darian Alexandria was born on October 8 at 10:49 a.m. after five hours and 40 minutes of labor.  I think I missed early labor because I woke up at 5:07 a.m. with pretty hard contractions.  I had some minor complications.  She was born with her right hand next to her face, so that added some extra pain.  The midwife called it shoulder dystocia, but everything turned out very well.  I pushed in the water for about 20 minutes on all fours, but I had to get out of the water the last few pushes onto the bed because my midwife had to get her out asap, due to Darian getting stuck.  She came out 8 pounds, 15 ounces, so almost 9 pounds! She took the breast like a champ and is now breast feeding wonderfully.  I'm feeling great, as well!  My recovery is so much better than when I was in the hospital.