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We had our baby-#5 at home, and it was a wonderful experience! My
midwife arrived at about 4 p.m. and my contractions were about 5 minutes
apart. I handled the pain well until about 6 p.m. and then I got into a
hot bath. I stayed there until about 9:30 p.m. and I was 9 cm.
dilated. We decided to break the water because I had been in
transition for about 2 1/2 hours. After the water was broken the pain
was much worse, but at 10:33 p.m. our son was born and he was 9 lbs. 2
oz. and I had no tearing thanks to the midwife. This was my largest
baby. What a great thing to climb into my own bed with my husband when
it was all over.
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