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My labour and Birth

eamesy88eamesy88
posted 8 years 6 months ago
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Well thought i would update you all on my labour etc, My contractions started at 6am Thursday morning and i ignored these thoughout the day until about 4/5pm got Rich to ring the maternity unit a while later who said to go in when i felt i needed to, so his mum took us up. Arrived about 7/7.15pm and was checked over to be told im already 8cm Shocked they broke my waters for me as they never went with Crystal. Midwife didn't think it would take long, but my body decided differently. My cervix didn't break away as it should of so i had to have an internel to help dislodge it, which failed. Had a student midwife who i hated, and if she got much closer i don't think i would of minded my foot in her face haha. She was doing internel and while having a contraction she didn't stop she just carried on prodding Sad .
Eventually i was taking down to labour ward where a team of more higher up midwives and staff were involved to help out. Midwife came in and checked me over again and they decided to cathertise me to see if draining my bladder would help, she then checked my cervix which still was blocking the way so they tried to turn the baby a she was back to back, managed to turn her slightly so she came out side ways, although still difficult due to my cervix, this was held out the way as an internal while i pushed her pass finally. She suffered from shoulder dystocia during labour/birth which also made things difficult but we made it.
Weighing in at 8lb 15 at 11.34pm Thursday, she is alot bigger than Crystal was at 7lb 2.
After things calmed i was put on a drip and catherter overnight before being moved back to the ward at 7am Friday and discharged 1.30pm same day.

Shoulder dystocia is...
http://pregnancy.about.com/cs/laborbirth/a/aa081801a.htm

and a picture of what it looks like..


soupsoup
posted 8 years 6 months ago
congratulations

i wonder if they hadn't of broken your water would everything else of happened as it should of ?

alot of people dont realise but having inernal exams can make your contractions slow or stop its best to limit prodding and poking to a bare minimum

i hope the shoulder distocia isn't causing too much pain now - is it all better now ?

im loving the piccys on FB

eamesy88eamesy88
posted 8 years 6 months ago
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Heya, not sure about the waters but i had requested in my birth plan for them to be broken, the shoulder thing seems to be ok. I didn't hear them tell me about it it wasnt til i read the paper work earlier that i saw it so looked it up online. But it doesn't seem to of bothered her so far

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 8 years 6 months ago
Sounded a bit hetic! She's here nice and safe though which is the main thing Smile

SamuelSamuel
posted 8 years 6 months ago
Glad I'm male Very Happy

eamesy88eamesy88
posted 8 years 6 months ago
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Haha Sam, the pain is worth it tho

shortie2shortie2
posted 8 years 6 months ago
congratulations hunni Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

welcome along baby girl Baby Thumbs Up Hug

xx

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