Story to come, but many hours at home including several hours pushing (explanation later), moved to the hospital for epidural, forceps (no episiotomy and goodly first degree tear) and pushing from crown to birth (sort of) of a beautiful VBAC girl.
There are no words to tell you of the magnificence of this doctor. In my life, I can't imagine another doctor loving a client she just met more (my client changed care providers at 37 weeks). She came in even though she wasn't on-call. She didn't cut her even though her baby went from -2 to +4 to 0 to +1 to -2. She didn't cut her even when FHTs were down in the 70's inbetween contractions. (FHTs were 120's during pushing and when she was being pulled down!) She didn't cut her when she didn't just pop a baby out within seconds of the baby crowning. She didn't cut her because she could.
I'm going to get her a gift. She is one herself.
I'm going to let mom write her story before I put my version up here (she reads my blog) - I don't want to color my clients' stories with my own until they have had their say first. Know, though, that she is amazingly happy and incredulous at the lack of pain she's experiencing. She had a YEAR of pain after her cesarean. A YEAR. Many weeks on pain meds. This experience is the polar opposite of her last one.
I am so proud of her and so proud to have been a part of her story.