Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Almost there! Welcome to your third trimester and your community!

    Useful Things:

    • See what's happening with your baby and your body — right now.
    • Get trusted WebMD information and track your baby's milestones with the WebMD Baby app for iPhone and Android.
    Birth Story
    avatar
    osamuel08 posted:
    Short: Truman Sinclair arrived 4/9/11 at 11:34p, weighing 6lbs 13ozs, 20 in long.

    Long: I was supposed to be induced at 6am on Friday but the hospital was full! So we were bumped to the 9th. We went in and started with 1/2 cytotech and meds for GBS. A few hours and what felt like a thousand walks later, I was given 1/4 cytotech another dose of meds for GBS and I was registering at 3cm and 80% eff. Once the second bag of meds were in my system, they broke my water and active labor started without the need for pit, hooray! Well a few hours later I felt the peaky contractions coming every two mins or so and got my epi. What a relief! A few hours later I could feel that pressure and urge to push and sure enough I was at 10cm. I pushed just three times and he was born. He is my smallest little guy despite having been the longest to "cook". He is doing great except he seems to have days and nights confused. Nursing well and keeping up okay given my milk is coming in, ouch. I am doing fine aside from a little engorgement.

    Thanks for your support all this time ladies and I'll lurk for awhile cheering you on :)

    Jen (35) DH (35) DS (5) DS (2) DS (3 days)
    Reply
     
    avatar
    mmmstar8806 responded:
    congratulations!!! i'm glad you got around with no pitocin...whoo for that! =)
    Me (23), DF (22), DS-Carter Egan (1), BFP 11/3, EDD 7/4/11 Blue Team-Mason Reed!!
     
    avatar
    Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Welcome Truman Sinclair!! And Congratulations to Mommy and family!!

    So happy for you, Jen. Sounds like your delivery went well with only 3 big pushes! Wow!

    I nursed my babies as well, and can relate to the "ouch". Glad to hear it's going well for you and Truman is nursing well. Have you visited our Breastfeeding Support Group community?

    Thanks so much for staying to cheer your fellow mommies on. It's a great bond to have and happy that you found support here. I bet you'll also love our Baby's First Year Community !

    Congrats, once again!! We want pics! :)

    ~Andie
    Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother's Love - Maureen Hawkins
     
    avatar
    mindy48875 responded:
    So glad to hear it went well! I was thinking about you last week. Is everything okay with the baby's kidneys??? And I'm glad to hear that you didn't have to have the pitocin either! That's awesome!
    Me(28)DH(29),DS(3)unnecesarian,DS(2)VBAC! Baby 3 due 5/24/11-another vbac!!!!
     
    avatar
    wmatto83 responded:
    Congrats to you and your family!!! Glad everyone is happy & healthy!
    Me (27) DH (38) Fury sons Brittanys (both 4) EDD 6/17/2011 BLUE TEAM!!!
     
    avatar
    jedmonds12 responded:
    Congratulations Jen!! Sounds like it was a relatively straight-forward birth. Yay for no pitocin! I'm happy for you and your family :)
    Julie (27), DF (34). Our little boy is due 4/18/11!


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    Expecting my first baby..I am so excited to meet this little girl!

    Helpful Tips

    diapers
    Extra 15% off for Diapers.com and Soap.com with code xtra15off More
    Was this Helpful?
    5 of 11 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.