Re: Birth stories from our members!!! What a journey Starbug, congrats on your baby. I know the feeling of being out of it, I was with my second after I received the gas, I kept it on my face when they told me only during contractions and I was soo out of it. I ended up pushing for 2 hours and then had an episiotomy and forceps with my 1st, my second went much better, couple stitches and pushed for like 20 minutes (can't remember, lol). Anyways just goes to show you, labour isn't always perfect like some. My friend was in laobur for over 30 hours and she will remember her labour for the rest of her life and won't have anymore kids. I on the other hand went on having a 2nd after a traumatic first birth (9 lbs 9.5 oz and she even fractured her collarbone on her way out).I also didn't heal from my episiotomy for 7 months due to the stitches falling out prematurely. I got pregnant a year later unplanned and afraid and had a great labour. She is adorable congrats!