Quoting justanothamotha:" My 2nd wasn't breathing but I didn't know it - the Dr kept saying "Just a minute".... But ht ething ... [snip!] ... he was going to show brain damage or something. He's nutty - but normal. Anyway - natural with both & vaginal with both."
Ya for me I had no clue. I was just in that relieved state that she was out and my pain was done. The midwife took her and was giving her air. I thought maybe it was normal for a home birth...kwim? Then my mom was like whats wrong? And the other midwife told us what was going on. She was quite blueish at that time.
It took me a few hours to push her out, but her head was stuck for almost 35 min cutting off her oxygen levels, which is why they had to reach in and yank her out.
My home birth consisted of a small group of paramedic students in my bedroom and 3 midwives. lol I had allowed the students to come for a learning expierence, well thats forsure they learned how quick a birth can go wrong, thats foresure.
They had an ambulance on standby, but we never ended up needing. She was my bigger baby. lol My oldest was 7lbs 0oz and 18 inches long. My middle (the stuck baby) was 8lbs 8oz and 20 inches long. My c-section baby was 7lbs 8oz and 21 inches long. lol