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28/05/2014 at 02:25
Without any pre warning in April 18th at 23:45 when I was 38+6 weeks I woke up and discovered my waters had broken and mild contractions started straight away, me being me I waited 30 mins before phoning the labour ward as I did want to believe I was in labour.
After phoning labour ward I was told to go in at 8am on the Saturday... 4am came around and the contractions where 3 in10 and lasting 50-90 seconds so we phoned labour ward again and was told to go in. Finally arriving at the hospital I was examined and told that I was only 2cm and my cervix was still very high needless to say I was sent back home but not before they had booked me in for an induction due to my waters naturally breaking.
So I headed home knowing that if baby didn't come by herself then I would be induced at 10am on Sunday... Saturday passed in a blur of painful regular contractions and still no sign of baby!!
At 8am on Sunday the 20th we made our way to the hospital upon arriving I was examined and I was STILL only 2cm dilated so the induction process was started and I was hooked up to an ECG to monitor my contractions and baby. At 2pm I was examined again and you guessed it still only 2cm so I was given the next lot of induction pessary and left to it until I was examined again at 10pm and yup you guessed it still only 2cm by this time the midwives where preparing for me to move from a ward cubical to a labour room. I didn't get moved until 2am on Monday 21st where I was hooked up to the hormone drip.
At my 8am examination I had finally progressed to 4cm but my contractions where extremely intense and my midwife was amazed that I was still refusing all pain relief. My partner mum who was my second birthing partner arrived at 10am and I was checked again at 12 midday and yet again I was 4cm so they came back at 2pm to check me again and you got it I was still 4cm but the contractions where so close together and so painful and after 53 hours of contractions I couldn't see an end to the pain so gave in to gas and air at 2:30pm. My midwife returned soon after and asked me if I would like an epidural to which I firmly said no it was then that she said I'm more than likely going to have an emergency caesarean and if I do refuse the epidural then my partner can not come into theatre... With that I agreed to having the epidural but I didn't give in lightly I was sat on the edge of the bed crying my eyes out, nose running like no tomorrow sobbing that I had 'failed' to give birth naturally without pain relief.
At 3:20pm I was taken into theatre due to non progression of labour, I felt sick with nerves to the point that whilst laying on the table I vomited not once, not twice but three times... After that I felt better and at 3:43pm my little girl Lilly was born weighing a perfect 7lb and 52cm long. It was pretty straight forward after that, I was stitched up and taken back to my labour room where I saw my mother-in-law to be who I had asked to be my second birthing partner and introduced her to her first grandchild. Over the next few hours I was monitored and everything was fine they maternity care assistance came in and helped me have a wash and freshen up before I was due to move to the ward.
At 11:03pm my vision started going fuzzy like when you are drunk, I said to my midwife that I felt woozy and not right then next thing I remember was laying flat with an oxygen mask on and being surrounded by staff they where doing an ultrasound on me and has discovered I was haemorrhaging. Once again I lost consciousness and came too again shortly after to which the doctors wasted no time in getting me to sign a consent form stating that if they could not fin
28/05/2014 at 03:15
Oh she's lovely SL! You went through the wringer didn't you? Sounds awful. Glad you're recovering and best of luck for the wedding, it'll be amazing having your little Lilly there! xx
28/05/2014 at 06:46
Lilly is absolutely adorable, congratulations! Sorry you've been so poorly but glad you've now got a positive outlook on it and have your wedding to look forward to as well x
28/05/2014 at 07:46
Gosh, that sound pretty traumatic, I'm sorry everything was rough. Congratulations on Lilly though, she's absolutely adorable. X
28/05/2014 at 08:09
Lilly is beautiful, love the 2nd pic! Sorry you had such a rough time, hope you start too feel better soon x
28/05/2014 at 08:25
Wow - thats a birth story! Hope you are recovering well and can oput the experience (the traumatic part) behind you
28/05/2014 at 10:38
Wow that's horrific. So glad you are ok now. Can't imagine how terrified you must have been. Do they know why it happened?
She is gorgeous!
28/05/2014 at 11:09
Oh my god how afwul. So pleased to hear you are feeling better and Lilly is beautiful. x
28/05/2014 at 11:20
That sounds horrendous! I'm so glad that you are now recovering and that Lilly is doing well - she is gorgeous. I hope that you will soon make a complete recovery. x
28/05/2014 at 15:11
Oh bless you, you had a really rough time of it :-( glad you have come to terms with it now and your baby girl is adorable! Xx
28/05/2014 at 20:10
Wow, what a story, how stressful. Make sure to take it easy. I didn't have half as bad a time as you but did have a PPH and it took me a long time to feel right again. You daughter is beautiful xxx
29/05/2014 at 00:18
Sorry you had such a tough time of it but so glad that she arrived safely in the end x
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