Posted 24 September 2005 - 08:25 PM
I loved being preg and I loved giving birth! Mad I hear you say. But you do definately forget the pain, not only of the labour but the weeks leading up.
#DS 1 Riley. Born about 35weeks 5lb 13oz after a reluctant induction and an 18hr labour he arrived. I had pre eclampsia and first time nerves!! On paper the labour was 10h and then 45 min pushing- in scn for a week NGT fed for 3/4 days (didn't want to suckle at all). I recovered well and vowed never to have any more children..........
12 months later.... preg number 2!
Now I had a fantastic preg with Frazer and loved the big belly that I didn't get with Riley. Feeling rather frustraited and agitated in the last couple of weeks and couldn't shake the feeling that something was not right. Check up at 36w ok- prot incresing and keep an eye on it. 37w high bloodpressure now getting up there. Finally at 38w an internal revealed that I was 3cm dialated. Was told to go home and come back in morning. I went home and finished off my bags.
7am arrived at hospital and had to wait till 8.30 when ob tired to break waters, no such luck. Up the drip and try again soon. 9.30 try again- still no breaking- too add fuel to the fire, baby didn't like being poked , pulled back out of pelvis and went transverse!!!!! The dr looked at me, I looked at her and I think we both cried. She organised a Theatre if needed.2 more Dr's called in and baby pushed and shoved back in to pelvis. Drugs now going at full steam and by 10.30 my waters were broken. Finally!!!
Progressed really well and no hiccups on the way, only had a little gas and just after 2pm Frazer Made his entrance, blue. He had the cord around his neck twice, around his torso and his left arm ver tight. he was taken and resuses.
This is when I started thinking........ what if my ob hadn't listened to my fears and my instinct? What if I hadn't have asked her to do an internal.? What if, What if What if.
I had a 30sec cuddle and he was taken to scn and in a humidicrib for about 12hrs on 100% oxygen. by midnight they had him down to 20% and said by morning he would be out. They were right. He was fine except for a bit of respitory distress. He weighed in at 8lb 1oz (big difference to 5lb 10oz) He was on a drip for 2 days and NGT fed for about 4/5 days. One of the biggest babies in scn.
So all up it was a 3.5h labour and only 20min of pushing.
We are planning number 3 in the coming months. And I have one rule......... (My view and opinion)
Mother's intuition and mothers instinct- Follow your heart. Don't be shy/scared to ask/express your fears or concerns. Sure glad I wasn't.
Mum, 2 fantastic boys.
Riley Eric: 09/07/2003 5lb 13oz, 49cm @ 4.16pm
Frazer Kyle: 08/03/2005 8lb 1 oz, 52cm @ 2.12pm