Nora Danielle: The Birth Story

Nora Danielle: The Birth Story

This mercifully brief tale begins on a balmy Wednesday in September.  September 23rd to be precise.  It was the Fall Solstice, Pope Francis was making an apostolic journey, something about a blood moon was going on–no way we’re having a baby during this series of cosmic coincidences.  Our baby and the doctors at GW felt differently, however.

Jackie and Andy’s Labor and Birth Story

Jackie and Andy’s Labor and Birth Story

I started with pre-labor at about 4 am on Friday. My contractions were actually fairly regular, but not very strong, 1 minute long, every 5-6 minutes.  This lasted until about 7, at which time they were slowing down to every 7-15 minutes.  I decided to go to work (I walk to work, so I thought it would be good!) and take care of a few things since active labor might happen soon!  The fairly weak contractions continued their sporadic 7-15 minute time course, also varying in duration.  I bounced on my ball at work for a couple of hours, then decided to work from home for the rest of the day (my boss is pretty chill and I was one of two people actually at work anyway!). 

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