Tell us your birth story!
I love hearing birth stories, they are always so interesting!
With my daughter I was being monitored for having low amniotic fluid. It was a Thursday, my doctor checked and said the levels were getting lower so he wasn't comfortable with her staying in. I was I think a day overdue at that point so he told me to go tot he hospital to get the overnight cervadil and be admitted.
So, we rushed around getting my bag and getting to the hospital. That night was pretty uneventful, I had the cervadil (gross) inserted near my cervix.
The next morning they started my IV and the pitocin around 9 am. To make a long story short, I got my epidural, puked a few times, had the shivers and had warm blankets put on me and then I felt fine. At about 5:00pm it was time to push. I had her at 5:36 on May 27th, 1998. It wasn't that bad at all!
I will share my sons birth story in a few minutes. :)
With our second one, he was due originally Oct 12th, but we had to have a scheduled c section with him on Oct 7th because he was breech.
Lets just say I DID NOT SLEEP whatsoever, I was in so much pain, Pain I never imagined, I remember 5am (Early Thursday morning) rolled around and I yelled at josh to go get a nurse, he said there is a call button for ar eason so I threw my flip flop at him, yea I was not a happy camper, I was cursing and bout to throw everything I was in so much pain, finally a nurse came and checked me, Said I was 5.5 cm, I was in full labor, asked if I wanted my epidural since I'm over 5 cm now (since I wasn't 38 weeks they refused to give me any medicine or help me go in labor unless my body went into labor itself, which obviously it did, well we then called out moms and within the next half hour my room was filled.
Dr came in around 8:30 I was at 6cm but water hadn't broken yet. He then confirmed that this baby was coming. When he came back at 8:30 he had to break my water because I was stuck at 6cm but my contractions were so close together I should've been pushing by then, by 9:00pm I was pushing, I remember asking if he was almost out, when can I stop pushing, and then the Dr said "Grab your son and lay him on your chest" (yea josh and I pulled out our son) I remember I went to reach down there and all I saw was a big cone, I threw my hands up and screamed what is wrong with my son's head! everybody laughed at me, then I laid him on my chest and cried, everything went blurry and all my pain vanished instantly, like I had no pain at all.
I remember my mom said "Dreya he's got your feet! but everything else is josh" my son was born at 10:30 that Thursday night, august 23rd weighing 6lbs 7 oz 21 inches. I also remember almost punching a blonde nurse WHILE I was pushing she had the nerve to hit on my boyfriend. yea I never saw her again after my son arrived. People always ask me how long I was in labor and I always say I'm not sure, what would you define as labor? from the morning when they confirmed I was in labor? or labor as in after my water broke? because if it's from the confirmation then I was in labor from 8:30am-10:13pm, or if its after the water broke at 8:30pm I started pushing at 9 and he was born at 10:13.