21/10/2013 at 15:44
Isabelle Caitlan Jupp’s Birth story
Wow this is a long story so definitely grab a cup of tea and have a read J
12noon Thursday 22nd August 2013 38+0
After several trips to the hospital following on from previous midwife appointments due to protein and high blood pressure, I was told to meet with the consultant at the pregnancy assessment unit to discuss a plan of action as my BP and protein had always been very up and down. So I get there for another BP profile as well as a blood and urine test. Everything came back positive for pre eclampsia. The consultant then advised us to be induced early. I asked when and the answer was tomorrow at 4pm this completely shocked me as I only expected them to want to monitor me going forward as sometimes my BP and urine were fine other times it wasn’t, but I didn’t think it was affecting baby.
So left the unit in tears…more out of shock and oh my goodness … are we actually ready!!!
4pm Friday 23rd August 2013 38+1
Gets to the hospital feeling very nervous but still a little excited knowing the next time I leave this hospital I’ll have my baby. I’m first of all put on the trace monitoring babies’ hb and my BH and also BP taken every half hour.
6pm - doc inserts a pessary and tell me I’m already 1cm however cervix is hard and still far back the pessary was uncomfortable but not painful. Nothing happens and hubs leaves at 10pm. Half an hour after hubs leaves I start feeling crampy and start having mild contractions, by midnight I’m bouncing on my ball and pacing the hallways asking for some paraceptomol which don’t touch the sides.
By 2am I’m seriously considering calling hubs back as I’ve no one to talk to just clock watching whilst having these contractions. I then have to be monitored again and one midwife tells me they aren’t contractions…I could have cried I thought blimey if these aren’t contractions I dread when they are.
3.30am I’m examined again and wow this one hurt she just yanked the pessary out then shoved it back in really felt as though she scraped me L wimp I know but it hurt….anyhoo I’m still 1cm but cervix has softened, they run me a bath and a manage to get some sleep. By 6.30am they stop…at least I can get some sleep and rest.
9pm Saturday 24th August 2013 38+2
Nothing has happened all day doc examines me and I’m now 2cm dilated much softer cervix and my waters are broken. Wow there’s a lot it just constantly gushes. However also in the meantime they realize my kidneys have stopped functioning so I need a catheter and a fluid restriction on 85ml per hr.
So I walk across to the labor room looking like a div with my waters still gushing out and a huge pad between my legs. I have a cannula put in which I’m then linked up to the syntocin drip and a fluid drip, a catheter is inserted and also my BP is taken every 15 mins. Oh and also the trace is also constantly on….well I couldn’t move off the bed it was horrendous. But what was worse was the fluid restriction id be asking for my water on the dot.
Anyhoo back to labor….I was have strong contractions on top of each other so I ask for an epidural this took ages to put in although I didn’t mind as I fell in love with the anesthetist he had a lovely voice.
I found the gas and air didn’t work and kept moaning to h how it wasn’t working that it was just a distra
21/10/2013 at 16:19
Gorgeous. The bit about your H telling you the sex brought a tear to my eye!
21/10/2013 at 16:42
Lovely birth story! She's gorgeous x
21/10/2013 at 17:06
oh my gosh she is adorable, well done you.
21/10/2013 at 17:29
Aw, she's gorgeous, congratulations.
21/10/2013 at 17:30
She's gorgeous, thanks for sharing
21/10/2013 at 17:41
Congratulations ,that's made me really teary! She is gorgeous x
21/10/2013 at 18:39
I can't believe how similar our birth stories are! Right down to the swearing! My h told me to keep breathing and my response was ' I am f*ckin' breathing'. Izzy is gorgeous! Congratulations again! Xx
21/10/2013 at 19:49
Thanks so much for sharing! She's beautiful x
21/10/2013 at 20:27
She's lovely! Great BS, many congratulations xx
21/10/2013 at 20:29
What a story, you did so well. Gorgeous photos & congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter, great name btw
21/10/2013 at 22:32
Great birth story and of course I can confirm shes just as beautiful in real life as in the pics. Had lovely snuggles on saturday! :-)
22/10/2013 at 04:52
Oh what a cutie! Such soft looking skin.
What an ordeal, she's here safely now though and that's what counts. Thank you for sharing.
22/10/2013 at 07:41
She's beautiful, congratulations x
22/10/2013 at 09:39
awww boris she is such a little stunner xxxx
22/10/2013 at 10:35
Gorgeous! Congratulations xx
23/10/2013 at 10:26
Gorgeous baby :-)
23/10/2013 at 21:17
Oh she is lovely, massive congratulations!
I love her name too. My beans are Caitlin and Isabella so very similar!
23/10/2013 at 21:49
24/10/2013 at 21:40
Great birth story, it brought a tear to my eye. She is truly scrumptious, congratulations.
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