Are you sitting comfortably?!? then I shall begin... I had had several growth scans with this pregnancy all putting him between 4th and 30th percentile, which is one hell of a jump I also had to have regular CTG monitoring (twice a week) and weekly doppler scan. On Friday 3rd June I had an appointment with my consultant and a growth scan, I was told that my baby had shrunk (I'm not sure that that is possible but they told me it anyway!). He was 6lb 3oz at 35+6 and supposedly 5lb 12oz at 39+1. The consultant decided to induce me. There were no beds available on Friday so they booked me in for Saturday. I called up on Saturday and was told that I couldn't be induced then and I would have to try again on Sunday. Sunday came and I called at 10am and was told to go in at 12.30pm. When I go there no one even took my blood pressure until 5pm. I was given a pessary at 5.20pm and then the waiting game began. At 10.50pm I started to have contractions, I told the midwife this and she examined me and I was only 1cm dilated so she didn't believe that I was having contractions, but decided not to give me the second pessary just in case it over stimulated my uterus. A couple of hours passed and they were getting stronger so I decided to in the bath, after 2 hours of emptying it and refiling it I got out and asked her to check me again I was now 2cm dilated (11 hours after having the first pessary). I was put on the CTG monitor where my contraction where 4 mins apart (pretty much like they had been since 10.50 the previous evening). I got back in the bath as there was nothing that she could do. At 8am I was examined by a different midwife (following the shift change) who told me that I was 4cm dilated and she broke my waters. Several hours went by and I kept telling her that my contractions were getting stronger and that I wanted some drugs. She offered me co-codamol which did nothing. At 11am I asked for gas and air and I was told that I couldn't have any as I wasn't in established labour and they only have it in the delivery suites and there were people much more further along than me that needed it. So I just had to suffer through it. I managed for another 30 mins, before having another moan that I needed something to take the edge of the pain and she said that she would see what she could do (although seemed in no rush). At 11.50pm she got me a bed in a delivery suite (more to stop me buzzing her every 2 mins than anything) and told the midwife in there that I wasn't in established labour so she was in no rush to examine me. I finally got in the room at midday, by which time I was just so happy to have my gas and air I could have hugged her! After about 40 mins (now 12.40pm) my contractions where getting stronger, but I kept being told that I wasn't in established labour which scared me as I know the difference between early labour pains and established labour pains, so I inquired about having an epidural. I was told that she would examine me in a few mins and we would discuss the options. She disappeared for a few mins and then examined me at which point she looked shocked as not only was I in established labour I was fully dilated and ready to push. So I had basically manged to get to 8-9cm dilated with no pain relief other than two co-codamol tablets whilst sat in triage. I pushed for 10 mins and at 1pm Riley Joseph Cameron Fellows was born weighing 6lbs 15oz. I had another post postpartum hemorrhage and lost a litre of blood, but as I lost 2.5 litres when i had Dylan I counted myself lucky. I had a tiny tear which as stitched up in no time and I came home today! Thanks for reading, here are a few pics!