Newest Review: ... so was on a ward in labour, full of other ladies, trying to be as quiet as I could. At 19 years of age, I was petrified. Despite repeated... more
when thiings dont go to plan, get the gas and air and push!
Member Name: yummy-cat
Advantages: excellent care from the bassetlaw midwifes and nurses
Disadvantages: the bath isnt very big for mummy and a bump lol
I had my daughter at bassetlaw hospital; in worksop notts.
i was a young mum at just 19 when i had my little lady but regardless of that i was treated like any other mummy to be and was never made to feel like a child or like i didnt know what i was doing.
My midwife at my local health center never asked if i wanted to give birth at home or in the hospital ,i think she just presumed that i would want to be in hospital for the birth and to be honest that was exactly what i wanted so i was fine with that.
I was'nt informed of the antenatal classes but again i was;nt that bothered as id trained as a nursery nurse for the last 3 years birth and how to care for a newborn child was part of my common knowledge by the age of 16 so i did fine anyway :o)
When i went into labor i phoned the hospital and told them my contractions were regular and getting stronger and at 3.30pm we left for the hospital, as soon as we arrived i was strapped to a heart monitor ,the on duty midwife took my notes and found my file and left us to it for a while as my contractions were a bit irregular.
After about 2/3 hours of really long contractions the midwife ran me a hot bath so i could have a soak to ease my back pain as it was getting really bad.
Still contractions were irregular at about 9/10pm so midwife recommended a walk so off i went accompanied by my parents who by now were tired and hungry so we went over to the cafe for some food :o) yes food haha
In between contraction i managed to eat a piece of cheese and leek slice and a couple of scoops of mashed potatoes (school style) and a can of sprite to boost my sugar levels, it was about 10.30pm by this point and off we went back to the ward.
My contractions came thick and fast after that, by 11pm i was moved into my own room.The midwife came in to see me again and gave me some pethidine and said that would let me get a hour or 2 sleep before my little girl made an apperance.HAHA yer right by 11:30/45 my contractions were every few minuets and baby was coming
Midwife said she had called for an epidural just incase i needed it and would be here within 15 minuets or so
That wasnt fast enough my little wanted out and thankgod for that(due date was 27th of dec)
The pethidine did bugger all so i was given gas and air, that did the job!
by 1am on the 20th of january 2007 ,jessica was here and i wouldnt change a single thing!
The epidural was sent back and a doctor was called to give me a few stitches(which hurt more than having my baby in the first place ouch!!!)
We were given the family room to sleep in for the night as we had no way of gettin home at that time so we stayed over night had all babys checks done it the morning and were allowed to leave and go home a beautiful healthy little baby girl the very next day.
excellent midwife,excellent nurses and the best day of my life.
Summary: the best day of my life