Oliver's Birth Story - 1st June 2011 - Emergency C-Section (Breech)

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  1. babybears25

    babybears25 Well-Known Member

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    My yellow bump turned blue :happydance:

    Baby Oliver was born on 1st June 2011 (at 38wks + 5) weighing 7lb 2oz. He was breech and my c-section was booked for 8th June, but he decided to arrive early....

    Here is my birth story...

    3.30am - Turned over in bed and thought I’d wet myself! Sat up and felt more fluid so then knew it was my waters breaking. Woke up DH (who went into a mad panic!) he got a towel for me to put between my legs as when I stood up there was a big gush!!

    I rang hospital and explained baby was breech and I had a c-section booked in. They told me to come down asap. I got dressed, quickly checked I had everything we needed in hospital bags. DH woke up DD and packed a little bag for her.

    3.40am – Drove to in-laws and put DD to bed there. I was all shakey…in shock I think as really wasn’t expecting baby to come early. I felt my first contraction already, quite mild pain, like a period cramp but a bit uncomfortable.

    4.00am – Father-in-law drove me and DH to hospital and we arrived at 4.00am. As we pulled up I felt another contraction, similar to the first one. A lovely midwife met us at the delivery suite and asked me for urine sample. We went into a delivery room and she took some blood, also put monitors on me to monitor baby’s heart rate and my contractions. She said that a specialist/surgeon (I don’t actually know what his title was!) was coming in to see me, to check position of baby and to check the position of my womb/cervix. Whilst we were waiting for him, I had another contraction which was worse than the other 2, but still bearable…just had to concentrate and breath through it.

    4.30am - He came in, confirmed baby was breech and that I would definitely need a c-section. He then examined me internally (which was very uncomfortable) and looked surprised…he said I was already 4cm dilated!! I’d only had 3 contractions!! He said it was a shame baby was breech as he would have expected me to have a quick labour as I was dilating so quickly.

    5.00am – We were just sat waiting to see when I was going to have c-section, midwife returned and said it would be happening then! It was all so quick!

    5.15am – Anaesthetist came and spoke to me about epidural and specialist explained the procedure of the c-section and I signed the consent form. DH was sent off to put on scrubs and I was led down to theatre.

    5.30am - Went into theatre which was so weird. Really cold in there and 5 women in there that did different jobs. One was doing paperwork, one did my epidural, one took some blood and put a drip of fluid in my arm, one was just chatting and reassuring me and the lovely midwife was there holding my hand she said I looked worried ( I was!) it was all so sudden and DH wasn’t allowed in yet, I felt so unprepared. The radio was on and a couple of them starting singing, it was the most surreal experience, almost like a dream! The epidural itself wasn’t that bad, I just had to slump over a pillow and lean my head on the midwife’s shoulder, then I felt a scratch in my back and a warm sensation come over my bum and legs, then they laid me down and held my legs up until I couldn’t feel them anymore.

    5.50am – epidural had kicked in, I was laid down and I was sprayed with ice cold spray which I couldn’t feel. So they went and got DH. He was so good chatting to me like normal, they put a screen up and started. I could feel a thing, then midwife said there would be some pressure as they pushed on my chest to move baby down.

    6.10am – my beautiful baby boy Oliver was born I cried :cry: It was so amazing that he was finally here :happydance: He had a little cry and the midwife wrapped him up in a purple blanket and purple hat and he was passed to DH, and then he brought him over to my face. DH was over the moon to have a son, we were both so emotional. We decided to call him Oliver.

    6.45am – Operation was over and we were moved into recovery.

    Had to stay in hospital until midday on 3rd June. Wound is quite sore but feeling better each day. For all you ladies that end up having a c-section, it really isn’t as bad as you think it’s going to be. The aftercare the midwives give you is brilliant. Yes, I am a bit sore but the pain is worth it...



    Thanks for reading :flower: x
     

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  2. mum78

    mum78 Well-Known Member

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    oh he is cute, congrats hun
     
  3. teal

    teal Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! xx
     
  4. sarah0108

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    congrats x
     
  5. Heidi

    Heidi Mummy to two girls

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    congratulations oliver is adorable :) hope you have a speedy recovery x
     
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    staceyg Well-Known Member

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    aww hes gorgeous! congrats! :D
     
  7. Nic1107

    Nic1107 Mommy to a toddler

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    Congratulations! He's adorable!
     
  8. wigglebump

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    huge congrats hun xxxxxxxx
     
  9. sw121

    sw121 Mum of 1

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    I got quite emotional reading your story! My baby's breech as well - I have ECV booked for Wednesday, but if it doesn't work I have CS booked for 17th June. It was good to read a CS birth story.
     
  10. babybears25

    babybears25 Well-Known Member

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    hope everything goes ok for you! i wanted to post my story as i have now realised it is quite common for these naughty babies to be breech and thought it would reassure you ladies :flower:
     

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