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Old Jun 11th, 2012, 06:27 AM   21
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This happened to me too ..I wasn't making any progress and i was in labour for 24 hours (30 something in total ) but my cervix wouldn't dilate past 3cm!, and sebastians heart beat was sparodic due to the drip they gave me to speed my labour up!

So i ended up with a c-section, I was actually quite relieved as i was just so tired and fed up but deep down i was gutted as i wouldn't get to experience what it was like to deliver the baby naturally! .

But never the less, my son is here and healthy and im happy with that

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Old Jun 11th, 2012, 10:41 AM   22
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Tears, tears and more tears! I begged, pleaded with anyone who would listen to not make me do this! I kept screaming, I don't want to die!! It was a bit dramatic looking back!

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Old Jun 11th, 2012, 18:49 PM   23
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I had no time to react as it happened so only took 15 mins from time I xwas told to the time my baby came out. Not even time to call dh

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Old Jun 11th, 2012, 19:39 PM   24
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panic at first but I was so tired and scared I went without a fuss

my water had broken on the friday night, I was only 1 cm dilated but they kept me as the water was broken.....

I labored on my own till the next afternoon with very slow progress.

the OB came in and broke my forebag of water. that immediately started back to back contractions that had me screaming. i begged for an epidural, told everyone i was dying, wanted to die, etc.

got the epidural and calmed down...I went to sleep for a while. by sunday morning i had a fever and it had taken me ages to dilate. tried pushing and she wouldn't descend. OB then said c section. i was afraid and exhausted. i was falling asleep on the op table.

i feel traumatized and anxious from the whole thing. it's been 8 days

Old Jun 12th, 2012, 03:33 AM   25
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I had a huge mix of emotions, because I was only 25 weeks pregnant when I found out I'd have to have a section, and that it could happen any day from then on.

The biggest thing I felt was that I was absolutely terrified for Sophie, and I didn't want her to be born that soon at all, whichever way she was born.

I'd always been petrified at the thought of ever having to have a c-section and it was the last thing I ever thought I'd have to have, but when the time came, I was just so scared for Sophie I really didn't care.

By the time I was told I'd be having her that day, at 27 weeks, I was mentally prepared for a section and just wanted her to be safe. I was one hour from organ failure by this point, Sophie wasn't doing so well either and I just wanted her out so that she could be safe.

I have been told I'd have to have another section if I go on to have another baby, and while I always thought I'd be gutted not to experience a vaginal birth, my first thought was "as long as the baby was safe I'd be happy". A part of me does want to experience going into labour and giving birth naturally but a far bigger part of me wants to make sure I do what's safest for my baby - if we do ever dare have another one.

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Old Jun 12th, 2012, 09:00 AM   26
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I felt like a failure all through pregnancy I'd said no epidural and no c section and ended up with both! I was pushing at only 4 cm and could not control it so epi went in! I cried and cried which upset my OH. Then after 2 hours pushing doc said they would attempt forceps but she wouldn't move so sectio I was. Poppy was back to back and the cord round her neck twice so that's why I couldn't push her out x

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Old Jun 12th, 2012, 21:52 PM   27
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My first reaction was relief. DS was in distress from the moment I arrived at the hospital (they were considering sending me home if not for that) and since I had been having steady contractions for 4 days I'm thinking he'd been distressed the whole time. The staff did everything in their power to ensure a vaginal birth but when it came time to push his heart rate crashed and stayed there. Also, I had started to get the urge to push at 8cm so they told me not to push and at the same time they were trying to do a blood sample from DS' scalp to see if his oxygen level was OK. If it was, I could do vaginal. So having 3 nurses shove themselves up me with a failed epi AND getting the urge to push and fighting it at the same time sent me into a full-blown panic attack. I'm prone to getting them and they always leave me WIPED. When they told me to push I just had ZERO energy. I couldn't push no matter how hard I tried. That's when DS' heart rate crashed and they said "C-section". I was relieved. I was just so tired and ready to die. Dramatic? Yes.

I did get a small moment of fear that DS wouldn't make it but I decided to believe it would be OK. As epi had failed I was put under general anesthetic.

I have had recurring nightmares about the surgery which is odd as, at the time, it didn't bother me. And when I'm awake it still doesn't. Yet I keep having horrible nightmares. :/

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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 13:24 PM   28
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After 36 hours of labour and only progressing to 3 cms. Found out his head was stuck sideways in my pelvis and his heart rate staring dropping with contractions. I just said I wanted him out safely.

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Old Jun 13th, 2012, 17:56 PM   29
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Mine was an emergency c section and it was midnight, i was scared and shaking and throwing everything up. but my LO was sitting on her cord and it was wrapped around her neck, ( She was breech up until that point so when she flipped she sat on her cord and wrapped it around her neck). I was also having mild contractions and her heart rate was dropping so they were going to try to induce but instead of testing her anymore to see if she would handle it, they just decided to do a C section. Not really what i wanted but in the end i wanted a happy healthy baby

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