My Birth Story.. please read me :) Pics included!!

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  1. Shell999

    Shell999 Mummy to two under two!

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    My baby boy was born 2 days early! Here is his birth story... its a little scary, but worth a read.

    We named him Gabriel Luke and he is amazing and I'm so in love!!! He was born on 2nd June at 20.39, and weighed 6lbs 10. I drank RLT for 6 weeks, inserted Starflower oil for 4 weeks and also bathed/massaged in Clary sage. In fact I stank of it!!!

    So, on Thursday afternoon I went to my normal midwife appt - my blood pressure was slightly high and I mentioned i'd had reduced fetal movements.... heart beat was checked and sounded fine though.... She said to come back Monday to be checked but I said I wanted to go to hospital to get checked- so I did.Something just did not feel right. ...

    On arrival at hospital, my blood Pressure was fine- but fetal heart rate was slightly irregular... They examined me and i was 3cm dilated as i'd been having irregular contracrions for last week i was shocked at this!
    I then saw the DR from the assessment unit, who said she was not happy that the baby was not in distress- she then urgently broke my waters with her hand (OUCH!) The waters were brown, as baby had poo'd inside me- DR said that baby needed to come out NOW as clearly in distress. Next thing I knew they practically threw me in a wheelchair- asked me to sign consent, and gave me a spinal block. Within 20 mins I'd had an emergency c section.

    It was horrible, scary and I was in shock- but baby was in danger and they needed to get it out, so I just went with it. The staff were excellent and I just remained calm as I could.
    Once baby was delivered, they took him away (without telling me sex etc) and suctioned the poo from his little body- then he cried What a relief!!!!!!! I was so pleased. Then DH told me it was a boy, he was handed him- wearing a pink hat (all they had- and all I had with me was my handbag despite my military hospital bag planning!!)

    Anyway- we both survived!!! And he is fit and healthy now- and amazing!!
    My placenta stopped working 2 days previously which had made baby poo and then digest it, which caused his distress :(

    I am sooooooooooooo glad I went to get checked. It was all very scary but worth it!! Just shows the importance of checking your fetal movements. I cannot stress this enough to you all.

    Looking forward to reading all your straight forward birth stories!
    See you all in baby club...! :cloud9:

    Michelle xx
     

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  2. Lettuce

    Lettuce Getting better at this...

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    Thank you for sharing! :) I'm glad everything worked out all right in the end. Congratulations, he is lovely! :) xx
     
  3. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    awww congrats glad all turned out ok for you x
     
  4. BabiNo2

    BabiNo2 Well-Known Member

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    He is beautiful. Congrats and glad you are both ok!! Thanks for sharing x
     
  5. jocelynmarie

    jocelynmarie Well-Known Member

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    I'm so glad that you went with your instincts!! Truly shows that mothers intuition is a very real thing!

    Congrats on your beautiful baby boy!!
     
  6. Frooty

    Frooty Well-Known Member

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    Aww glad it went well in the end hes gorg!
     
  7. mum78

    mum78 Well-Known Member

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    congrats hun iam glad everything is ok
     
  8. sardando

    sardando Well-Known Member

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    Glad you are both ok, must have been a big shock. Congratulations on the birth of Gabriel x
     
  9. Babyface179

    Babyface179 Well-Known Member

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    Oh my dayz, so scary but what a happy ending. Congratulations x
     
  10. MoonLove

    MoonLove Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, sorry to hear you had a scary time! x
     
  11. CamoQueen

    CamoQueen Mom of 2 & 1 on the way!

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    Wow, how scary! Thanks for sharing your story, he's adorable!
     
  12. purapura

    purapura Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing! it's amazing how many things can go wrong.. Glad you and your boy are fine!
     
  13. Lawhra

    Lawhra NowProudMumOfTwo!!

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    Oh what a shock for you. Good job you listened to your instincts. Congratulations on a beautiful boy :)
     
  14. momof2bb

    momof2bb Well-Known Member

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    Oh waw what an intuition... He is adorable.
    Congratulations...
     
  15. soon to be 3

    soon to be 3 Well-Known Member

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    wow good job u went to the hospital and listened to ur own head and not the MW well done hun thanks for shearing glad u and baby are fine take care all the best xxx
     
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    xcharx Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations :hugs: I'm glad he's ok :)x
     
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    Scary - glad you are both ok, congratulations x
     
  18. Newt

    Newt tiny amphibious salamanda

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    wow, what an amazing story, and beautiful baby boy :D
     
  19. ready2b81

    ready2b81 Pregnant - 3rd Trimester

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    i'm so glad everything worked out for you and your lo. wow, what a delivery. he is so adorable and looks like a precious doll. congrats. :hugs:
     
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    GDrag Well-Known Member

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    Aww congrats, he's such a cutie! I can't believe how alert he looks, he must be very intelligent!
     

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