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Tobie's Birth Story - Karen's Musings
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Tobie's Birth Story
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allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: May 10th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Obviously, my husband rocks

I already knew that. But don't tell him I said that.

…and he wouldn't have waited a second longer than I told him he could, so he was at the hospital within 20 or 30 minutes of my call (considering he had to clock out at work, let his boss know what was going on, and drive from Silver Spring to Shady Grove, I was pretty impressed with his response time. :)

I think it's important that the father be there. I've developed a dislike for those old TV shows from the 1940s-50s where the father sits out in the waiting room chain-smoking cigarettes until the doctor comes out and tells him "It's a boy/girl!"

Yes, it was a very good friend - but when you've got four kids, what's four more? (Their kids are older for the most part…

That helps, if the older ones can assist in looking after the younger ones. That's the only way mothers like mine could stay (relatively) (OK, slightly) (maybe) sane.

Regarding your friend not having the option for the VBAC, there could be a couple things at play. How long ago was her c-section and subsequent pregnancy?

Her first child is in high school; there's over a decade between her and her younger brothers (since my friend remarried and had the boys with someone else) so her original c-section might have been old-style. I don't know exact details. (She also had a gastric bypass way back – I usually forgot about that, since it happened before we met so I never saw her "before" – but I'm pretty sure she said it was her previous c-section that was the problem making them forbid her from delivering the boys vaginally.)

If your friend was in Maryland

Ding ding ding!

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