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Old Jul 29th, 2012, 18:20 PM   2371
Emz1982_in_uk
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Hi ladies,

Well I shall update you lol soooooo contractions never really started and went in at 8am to be induced by gel. My 3rd worst nightmare to the drip induction and a c section. Thought about my pool at home and felt really sad. I knew I'd be monitored so couldn't even use water at hospital.

Anyway waters were gushing all night and was about to get the induction gel when MW noticed the pad I'd been wearing. Turns out baby had Pooed in waters. Uh oh! So 2nd worst nightmare scenario became real, they were gonna set me up on a Syntocinon drip. I couldn't believe this was happening to me.

So got to delivery suite and had a fantastic and very young new MW. She was fantastic and let me use the birthing ball as long as she could clearly hear babies HB on monitor. So she hooked me up on the drip and whacked up the dosage every half hour. I kept calm and positive and bounced on the ball whilst we listened to songs on my iPhone. I got to half the maximum level of the drip when I started having tightenings so she said she'd leave it there and monitor progression. To get to this stage it had taken an hour and half.

At 2pm I had my first real contraction and at 2:30pmy lovely MW changed shift I was worried I'd get a horrible Cow but I needn't have. New MW was amazing and complete opposite of my young new recruit. This one was in her 50's with years of experience. Lovely lady up for a laugh.

I'd been breathing through the contractions using the techniques I'd learned in my lazy daisy classes but by 4:30pm I needed to get off the ball and stand. Bernie the MW was so good allowing me to be as mobile as possible. So I stood and breathing techniques no longer helped enough so asked for gas and air.

Gas and air was wonderful just like last time and sent me completely off my rocker. Love it lol told hubby I wanted a divorce. Even updated Facebook with an abbreviation which consisted of blaspheming and and a swear word!

5pm on the dot MW examined me and said I was 8cm. So in 3 hours I'd progressed really well. This is when things got hectic lol so I was laying on my side on bed and felt immense pressure. I'd not made a single sound up to this point but starting shouting 'aaarrrggghhh' lol this made MW run out and get rescussistator(sp) which is standard if meconium is seen in waters. Whilst she was out of the room I flipped onto all fours and started pushing. She got back in and told me to stop as she couldn't see a head. But I couldn't stop! And then she shouted 'I see a head. Push!' lol so i did. 19 mins after I was told I was 8cm my baby girl flew into the world screaming at the top of her lungs. I was on all fours still.

Hubby fainted lol it all happened so quick and he was in shock. Luckily he had just sat down in a chair. He hadn't eaten all day either. I'd just given birth but it was me asking the midwives to attend to him lol

Baby and I didn't have immediate skin to skin as she had to be checked out immediately due to the meconium but it was about 10 mins after. I had a managed 3rd stage and that came out in 5 mins. My whole established labour from first contraction was 3 and a half hours. No cuts or tears. Just a small graze. I actually feel really good. Not sore at all.

Baby has no name yet but she is perfect and looks just like her big brother. She weighed 7lb 10ozs. Born at 17:19. So my worst nightmare was actually a really positive experience in the end. Ladies, please stay positive about your births even if its not what you planned as I'm so sure that helped me.

Anyway baby is nursing well and we are in hospital overnight. My hubby payed for a private room for us so very lucky to have privacy. Will post pics once home x x



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2012, 20:49 PM   2372
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oh emz what an amazing story! i love all the details-so glad all is well and that you and baby are healthy!!



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2012, 21:38 PM   2373
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Good luck Almost for Wednesday x



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 01:30 AM   2374
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Oooh emz, i Shed some happy tears over your story, congratulations!
Sorry for not getting your home birth but what a positive outcome. Get some rest and enjoy this special family time xxxx



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 01:59 AM   2375
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Oh congratualtions Emz!! What a lovely birth story...even if it wasn't what you'd hoped! x



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 03:34 AM   2376
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Huge congratulations Emz!! Glad everything went well and so quickly! Enjoy your first few days with your little girl x



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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 05:18 AM   2377
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Congratulations Emz! Can't wait to see pictures of your little girl and hear what beautiful name you have picked!

Sorry you didn't get your home birth in the end, but glad that you are happy and positive about how things turned out. I'm about to start my birth plan, and will bear your words in mind - no matter how I want things to happen, I should keep an open mind and remain positive throughout whatever is thrown at me!

It was good of your hubby to get the private room for you, some family time together in a slightly more peaceful environment, rather than the madness of the ward. This is something I'd consider, as I hate the thought of having to stay overnight on a ward and hubby having to go home as it's outside visiting hours. I've been told if you have a private room they're more likely to leave him be?

If you don't mind me asking, how much was it? I know everywhere will be different but gives me a rough idea.

Anyway, congrats again, and enjoy your new daughter!! xxx



 
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I didn't know you could pay for a private room! Sounds great to me xx



 
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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 09:41 AM   2379
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Huge congratulations Emz! Can't wait to see pics. Lovely birth story. It's definitely quicker second time round isn't it?! I didn't know about private rooms either - wish I had!!
Ive got round to writing up a birth story - its on the birth announcements board.
Hope everyone else is doing well too
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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 11:50 AM   2380
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Just read your birth story Miss B, and so glad everything turned out ok! Your boys are beautiful xx



 
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