Thursday, January 20, 2011

Livia Mae Hammon

Can you believe it another POWERFUL PRINCESS has FINALLY arrived on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm. She weighed 8 lbs 14 oz and 21 inches long. At 13 days late. My midwife and I decided that on Saturday I would go in and have my water broke to start the labor process. So Friday night, I drank Black Cohosh and Justin did Acupuncture to start the labor. By 2:00 am I woke up and was having consistent non painful braxton hicks. By 7:30 am we were on our way to the timed induction to the hospital and was having 10 min apart labor, they were noticeable. After all the check in process the mid wife broke my water about 9:30 ish. Then I started to walk, walk the stairs. The contractions continued to be 6-10 minutes apart. We were using Clary Sage essential oil and Acupuncture to keep the labor going. Then I decided to do a footzone on myself. The contractions became harder and stayed more consistent. By this time I thinks it was 2 or 3 in the afternoon. I continued to breath through the contractions for about 3 hours and the midwife checked me to find that I had not progressed at all. I was devastated. I was hurting and could not figure out why I was not progressing. They brought in the ultra sound machine and found that she was occiput posterior so she was unable to move down far enough for me to progress. At this point I was beyond myself, I was hurting and was feeling frustrated. The mid wife suggested i get on my hands and knees so I got up for the next contraction. Then I got up to the bathroom. When I got back in bed, I was shaking and Justin was doing acupuncture to turn the baby, he said he needed to adjust my sacrum and hips. My first thought was, "How are we going to do that I can't even move." So in between the next contraction Justin adjusted me and I felt her turn. By the next contraction, I had the urge to push. The Midwife came in and checked me and the next contraction her head was out. With the next push they found that the cord was wrapped around her shoulder. A couple pushes later she was out with the cord wrapped completely around her abdomen and one leg. No wonder she laid in the same position for the last 7 weeks she was so wrapped up that she stayed in the only position that gave her relieve. We are so grateful she came out healthy and without complications.