My birth story

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  1. Mrsturner

    Mrsturner Well-Known Member

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    Alfie Mark Turner finally graced us with his prescence on 06/11/11 at 06:13am at 41+6.

    On Saturday 5th November i went to the hospital at 08:30am to be induced as he was refusing to come out on his own. I was hooked up to a monitor to assess baby which was all fine. I was actually contracting but i couldnt feel them. They were really busy so left DH and i for a couple of hours. That couple of hours turned into 11 hours!

    I finally had my waters broken at 19:30pm and everything went in fast forward after that. I went from mild contractions to agony in less than an hour. Gas and air was useless for me. It would only kick in after the contraction eased off, so i decided to do it all natural. In less than 2 hours my cervix had gone from 3cm to 9cm!

    It all moved so quickly that the baby was really distressed during each contraction which were coming every 3 minutes for 90 seconds a time. It felt like they were constant.
    I wasn't allowed to move off the bed as i was being monitored constantly. I was begging for an epidural at this point, but i was told it was time to push.

    I was pushing for an hour when the doctor came in to assess me and told the midwife off because i wasn't actually 10cm and the baby was lieing sideways and wouldnt come out that way. DH and i were furious.
    Now i was told i couldn't push anymore. It was physically IMPOSSIBLE to stop myself now, which was distressing me and the baby more. I was then told i should have the epidural to stop me pushing and wait for the baby to turn.

    The epidural was AMAZING!!! It took them ages to put it in as my contractions were so strong, but once it was in, it was brilliant. I even managed to get some sleep.

    Eventually after 3 hours of waiting, the baby had moved and it was time to push again.
    I was so numb i couldnt feel if i was doing it right, but the midwife said i was. After 2 hours, the baby still wasnt moving down so i had to have a forceps delivery, which was exactly what i didnt want.

    I was told i had 4 goes with the forceps or it was c section time. The doctor was a tiny woman and she literally pulled with all her strength to get the baby out. DH and the midwife even had to hold my legs as she was pulling me off the bed.
    The baby finally came out on the 4th and final pull. He was very distressed from the pulling and was born with a gash on his head and facial palsy. :nope:

    I had a full episiotimy which is painful as hell!

    Alfie was checked over and was very jittery so bloods were taken. It turned out he had an infection and required iv antibiotics for 5 days and had mild jaundice. So we had to stay in hospital.

    Once my epidural had worn off, i had the WORST headache of my life. It was horrendous. I couldnt lift my head off the pillow even though i was drugged up to my eyeballs. After 2 days, the doctors informed me it was a complication of the epidural where they had put the needle in too far and injected into my spine. I was leaking spinal fluid which was what was causing the pain in my head. It meant i had to have blood taken from my arm and injected into my spine.
    I was very nervous, but i am so glad i did it, as after a couple of hours the pain had totally gone. It was like a miracle!

    We were finally let home on saturday, and we are both doing brilliantly now. Alfie is a very happy little boy. And i really got established with my feeding while i was in hospital, so i am very grateful for that. The nurses were fantastic. I would highly recommend Salisbury hospital.
     

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    K2785 Mummy to Lilli and Maisy

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    Congratulations... What an experience you had, glad your both well now xxx
     
  3. mum2b2009

    mum2b2009 mummy of two boys!

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    hes a beaut congrats
     
  4. Beccy23

    Beccy23 happy mummy

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    awwwww he is gorgeous

    well done im so pleased ur both doing good :flower:
     
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    xdxxtx NTNP

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    Oh my gosh, all that hair! What a gorgeous fella! Congratulations!!!!!!!! I'm so glad you're both doing better. :)
     
  6. Ros40

    Ros40 Active Member

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    That story has scared me a bit.....
     
  7. booboo42

    booboo42 mummy to twin girls

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    congrats! sounds like you went through a lot but he is lovely. x
     
  8. shortie1990

    shortie1990 Mummy to two under 2 :)

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    Congratulations, sorry you had a shit midwife, what an idiot! At least he's here and you're both ok though, he's gorgeous :hugs:
     
  9. mildred81

    mildred81 Well-Known Member

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    He is beautiful - it sounds like you had a traumatic time but worth it in the end. xx
     
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    firstpreg Well-Known Member

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    look how cuuuuuute!! And all that hair :)
     
  11. 1stTimeMum33

    1stTimeMum33 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations hun, he's gorgeous.

    I just want to say that I think you're absolutely amazing! You sound like you had a really tough time of it but you're sounding really positive and upbeat. You should feel so proud of yourself.
     
  12. MonstHer

    MonstHer Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I'm sorry you had to go through that. Glad everything worked out.
    Your baby is so cute!
    I adore his hair.
    He definitely has some character.
     
  13. Mrsturner

    Mrsturner Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! We did hae a rough time, but i am trying to block it from my memory and move on. I am just glad it all turned out well.
     
  14. Catwiffy

    Catwiffy Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap! Thats one scary story! But congratulations, he is absolutely gorgeous!xx
     
  15. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    huge congratulations, he's adorable! hope your recovering now xx
     
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    mummy2anangel Well-Known Member

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    congrats, glad you are both doing well, hes stunning his hairs amazing :) x
     
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    cait Well-Known Member

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    wow sounds like you had a rough time of it, well done on being so calm and getting through it all. he is absolutely beautiful so congratulations xx
     
  18. Gretaa

    Gretaa Well-Known Member

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    You went through quite a bit there but i congratulate on your gorgeous little boy ;) hope you're doing well xx
     
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    He is so worth all the pain, absolutely adorable he is.
     
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    Fruitymeli Mum of 3

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