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Sep 27, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
What the heck-OT

Slimfast and Melissa~ what the heck???!!! Two hours and three and a half hours!!!!!! Ok, first of all Katie's head rested on my cervix for 9 weeks and when she would need more room she pushed her feet against my ribs and bore down on my cervix. Did you know that it HURTS!!!!!!! Then I was in labor for 28 hours and we had to make the 45 minute drive to the hospital during rush hour traffic!! Did I mention she was on my cervix?? With every contraction it pushed her little baby head onto my already hurting cervix. We actually thought we were going to find an arm hanging out of me when we got to the hospital. I had to bite down on my sweatshirt and scream with each contraction. There was an old man waiting outside who RAN to get me a wheelchair when we got there! LOL I've taken showers that lasted longer than your labors! Geez!! :)

Anybody else have such a peachy labor??

Sep 27, 2008
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
Don't shot me but Jedd was easy as well. We like to joke now that God knew I needed an easy preg. and delivery to set me up for the ROUGH road ahead of me...>LOL

I worked out 5-6 days per week which included cardio and weight lifted, yes, I said weight liftin, I was quite a site..>LOL

Thye induced me by breaking my labor at 8:00 on Friday and I gave birth at 4:40 that same day. I probably would have delivered earlier had I gotten my epidural before 12:00.

I was seriously fighting the contractions. As soon as the epidural kicking (right away BTW) I took a nap, they woke me and I was ready to push.

Pushed for 40 mins. And I only pushed for that long because Jedd kept moving his butt to the side and out of postition. I spent about 25-30 mins of that pushing time on my side with the midwife pushing on my belly to get Jedd to put his butt in line with his head.....LOL

Trouble maker from the start....

Sep 27, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
Well, my mom actually gets the grand prize. My brother (the firstborn) took 45 min total, and my delivery was so fast that my dad played catch on the stairs when I popped out, bag and all! So apparently a pot of coffe prior to each birth helps out a lot!

Friend of mine was in labor for 3 days (they kept sending her home saying she wasn't ready) before she finally had to have a c-section. Her water broke making tacos, so she took a few with her for comfort!

Sep 27, 2008
amber f
I'm wanting to smack the neighbor lady who just had 3 hours of labor... You easy labor women stink. How can you be so lucky?

My first one was 18 hours of back labor. He was "sunny side up". That was the worst back pain I have ever had. 20 min of pushing.

My second was 26 hours of labor which was followed my me having to hold her in for 45 min until the doctor got there. She came after one big push. My water never broke. So it was a "dry birth". I've been told some cultures consider that good luck?!??!

My third came after about 11 hours of labor. I was induced. I would trade the 11 hard hours of labor for the 26 I had with my daughter. I will never be induced again. Well if we have another anyway. I too was forced to hold him because I was only dialated to a 7 while I pushed anyway after arguing with the doctor and went from a 7 to a 10 instantly. He was born after about 2 pushes.

So to answer your ? Mine were very peachy. I should have asked for the epidural but I just had the nubane which didn't do a whole lot for me except make me throw up. Sorry TMI.

Sep 27, 2008
Chris: Mom to Rayna Marie our little miracle born June 13, 2007. 7lbs 12oz. Diagnosed with GERD after ph probe at 5 weeks. Current weight 21lbs 8 oz. Prevacid 8ml in a.m. 2% milk
Mine wasn't bad - Woke at 6:00 a.m. had to pee alot, it was pink, called doc, he said go to hospital, took a shower, Drove myself because I figured it was a false alarm I wasn't due for two more weeks. Started having contractions on the interstate every 7 minutes, got stuck in construction. Made it to hospital, yep it was my water that broke, called DH at work. He came , my sister came, Had 5 hours of back labor, DH kept saying all those stupid things they tell you it birthing class like relax, go to your happy place, walk through the meadow of flowers, I looked at DH & said my last trip to my happy place, I took the weed eater and cut down the pretty flowers! So after my EPI ( the best thing ever ) the nurses said that if the baby didn't get turned around the Dr would want to do a C-Section. I asked how do I get her turned, so I'm up on my knees leaning on the back of my bed swinging my hips back & forth for 40 minutes and got her turned. Started pushing at 8: 00 p.m. had her at 9:12 p.m. But I did think my head was going to pop off from pushing!! Thanks for letting me share!!
Sep 27, 2008
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
ugh...Katie was a C cuz my first were so horrible. I pushed Ben for 9 hours until my idiot doctor finally said would you like me to help him out (forceps)? My head made three turns and I screamed "Get him out".

C section was a slice of heaven after the first two.

Sep 27, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith, mom to Ethan born 4/23/08. Ethan was diagnosed with reflux at about 1 month. He has been on Zantac (unsuccessful) and Prevacid. He is currently taking 7.5 mg of Prevacid 2x per day, with good results. We also suspect MPI, though this hasn't been confirmed by a doctor yet.
Ethan is mostly breastfed, though we are doing one bottle of soy formula each day. We also do some homeade "solids' including, so far pears, avocado, sweet potato, and peaches.
Just had to chime in. . . Mine wasn't so bad, though very long. I went to the hostpial with bleeding and what I thought was my water breaking, but no, and since I was 1 week over due, I went ahead and proceeded with the induction, or as I like to refer to it, Ethan's eviction.
That was at 7:00 am on a Tuesday, and at 2:42 pm Wednesday, he was born. The induction was slow, and they timed it so that the worst of my pain was overnight, which meant no sleep, and not too much support as my mom and hubby were asleep, and could not reliably be woken. (I should have insisted!)
All in all, once the pushing started it was about 1/2 an hour, and the doctor barely made it. He pretty much fell into her arms before she was even fully dressed for the process.
I joke that the birthing bed was much more painful than labor, since I was hooked up to monitors, they had me staying there.
Sep 27, 2008
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
Well, my first was emergency c-section. His cord fell out before he did and he had no hearbeat. I had a horrible reaction to the meds (I am allergic to codeine and now we know morphene as well) so I decided to have Aubrey VBAC w/o drugs. About a week before she came I would labor all night and then the sun would come up and she would go to sleep.

The day she came dh stayed home from work and we spent all day walking up and down the street. Then about 5:30 we were eating dinner and I had to go to the room and labor. I labored at home until 1:30 (in the tub) when my doula told me we should to to the hospital. To everyone's suprise I was a 9 w/ bulging bag of waters. Well, Aubrey is going to do it her way and it started in utero! I labored at a 9 for 9hr (that we know of) and then decided she was not coming and I opted for a section. It was then we found out she was stuck in the birth canal with her hand at her chin.

Sep 27, 2008
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
Can't complain too much. Went into labor with Nathan at midnight. Got to hospital at around 6 am. They admitted me and administired the pitocin. That stuff is nasty!! Horrible back labor endured with no pain meds as long as I could take it. Finally caved and asked for epidural. As soon as epidural was put in, Nathan's heart rate drooped extremely low and they yanked all the tubes out of the wall and started to rush me out of the room. DH had no idea what happened as he had stepped aside to let them do the epidural. They did an emergency C-section with only the epidural. The epidural had caused me to have these tremors, like a seizure, so they had to strap my body to the table in order to do the surgery. I remember asking them all surprised that they were going to go aahead and cut while my body was jumping all over the place, but they had no other option. I could feel everything, just not as sharp. I always saw c-sections on tv and they looked so comfy. All in all was great beause Nathan made it and was healthy and so was I. Thanks to great medical staff and timely decisions. His cord was pinched above his shoulder and he probably wouldn't have made it if we hadn't been at the hospital. Thank God. Nicholas was cake next to Nathan. Decided for planned c-section. Spontaneously went into labor on my own that very morning. Contractions were nothing compared to what I had with Nathan and the pitocin and I got a spinal this time, which blocks a lot more of the pain and didn't make me have the seizure-like things. DH and I actually had a nice conversation while they were trying to push/shove (took some effort) Nicholas out. Second time was much nicer as we knew more what to expect. All in all-just glad everyone made it out ok.
Sep 27, 2008
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
Have to laugh at this ladies. My dh a few months back had a stomach cramp. He was complaining like the typical male "Oh my God, my entire stomach was tight. You have no idea how painful it was". I told him I was pretty sure I could imagine "try labor". He actually tried to argue with me that his 20 second cramp was more painful. Please!!! Men have no idea!!!
Sep 27, 2008
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I went to work feeling mostly fine a little headachy and a little nauseated. I took a nap when the little girl I was a nanny for did. When I woke up from my nap I couldn't stand without the world spinning. I couldn't hold anything down at all.

I called the lady I worked for and told her to come home and get the baby that I needed to go to the hospital. She said I wasn't due for another 5 weeks and this was probably just a virus. She wanted me to finish the day out.

I said okay and hung up. Within 45 min. I called her back saying she needs to come get the baby I was going to pass out. She said she would come right away. It took her another 45 min to get there. Then and hour and 1/2 to get me to the hospital.

When I got there Meggy was in distress. Her heart rate was over 230. My BP was through the roof. They ran labs and I asked the nurse if I had pre-clampsia. She told me no. I asked what were the results of the labs. The results indicated I had Pre-eclampsia. I had done pre-nursing classes and studied enough on my own to know this. I asked her if she just didn't know or lied to me. She said they don't usually tell patients that stuff.

The doc. comes in says we need to do a C-section as soon as they can get the OR team together. They wanted me to have an epidural. I told them no thank you to just do what they had to. He said we didn't have a choice. I knew this wouldn't go well. I had gained 8 pounds water weight in 2 days and was ignored when I pointed it out.

The doc. wanted me to touch my toes. Of course I couldn't. He stuck me 27 times that I can remember. I think I arrived at 1:30 and was delivered at 9:42 PM.

Sep 27, 2008
I was known as a "cabrona" (witch in english) by sil's because I had a peachy labor with my Elise.

I didn't even know I was in labor, she was already over due 6 days so my doc sent me to the hosp. for a NST and he was going to determine if he would induce, so the nurse hooked me up to the monitor and she was staring at me and then she says..."don't you feel that?"

I was all like what am I supposed to be feeling? My contractions were already 2 minutes apart and were registering at about 90-100 she kept insisting I should be in pain. This was around 5:30 in the afternoon.

I was admitted given a room called family, watched tv, visited with family round 8 my water bag ruptured and Elise was welcomed to this world at 9:37 :)

Two pushes and 10 minutes of hard labor. In my defense, I had braxton hix for months so I think I was immune to the pain at that point.

Julian's labor made up for it though..I was in labor for 13 hours of back labor.

Sep 27, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
I guess mine wasn't that bad either in the scheme of things. I felt bad all night Friday night, but didn't think anything of it. The next morning, I realized that the cramping was coming in waves and by the time I got to the hospital, the contractions were about 4 minutes apart. I checked into the hospital at noon and had Halley at 7:25 pm after less than 15 minutes of pushing. The thing that SUCKED was that my epidural failed on my right side (didn't feel a thing on the left). That "half" labor was enough to convince me that I'll NEVER be going "au natural".
Sep 29, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I would say that my labor was pretty easy with Morgan, but not so much with Mags. No major events, the pain was just WAY more intense and it was much faster. Morgan's was longer and easier.....Maggie is faster and more intense still.
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