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Member Name: angelboouk
Advantages: CAN WALK AFTER, NO STITCHES
Disadvantages: TEARING..LITTLE ACCIDENTS
When I was pregnant with my son (now 21mths) the thing that terrified me more than labour, was the thought that I may need a c-section. I went to 2days overdue and right up until that point, had myself convinced something was going to go wrong. I may seem paranoid but I had reason to be. You see, pregnancies in my family are never simple. My Grans first baby died shortly after birth, my Mum went to 42weeks with my oldest sister and the baby died during labour, my sisters first baby had spina bifda and hydrochephalus and she has suffered many miscarriages before having her 3 children. At 9 weeks gone came the bleeding I had feared however I was reassured at my scan when my babies heartbeat flashed on the ultrasound. The rest of my pregnancy was straightforward except 3days at 22weeks when I was admitted to hospital with gastroenthiatis.
So my labour..I went into labour at my mother in laws whilst watching a dvd with my fiance. It was 10pm at night and I phoned the midwife and was told to take paracetamol and have a bath..I would see the point in this if my baby was early but I was 2 days overdue! At midnight, my fiances uncle picked us up and drove us to the hospital. We had to wait for 25mins in a waiting room..contractions every few mins so waiting was the last thing I wanted! When I finally got seen, they did the examination and I was told i was already 10cm dilated. My sister arrived and we were taken to the delivery ward.
My midwife was lovely and I was given gas and air which never left my mouth except when it made me sick and I had to have it changed..they had a hard time prising it off me though! I kept my eyes shut apparently through my 12hour labour and I believe it was due to the harsh lighting in the room. Anyways, after a few hours of panting and contracting, little Boo still wasn't here! They tried to break my waters..yes that was just wonderful..however I had none and was having a dry birth. At 7am my sister who was 5mths pregnant and the time and my fiance left me to get breakfast..thanks for that you two! I was determined I wasn't getting an epidural however I did opt for some diamorphine as i recall but it took 5midwifes and eventually the big scary anethiastist guy to get the drip into me. Eventually have 12hours of pushing and a little accident (I won't go into detail here but I am sure I am not the only lady to have ever done this) and our beautiful son was born at 10.40am. I needed a jag to deliver the big juicy placenta (this hurt, I won't lie) but chose not to get stitches on my slight tear, I decided to let it heal naturally.
Labour is not as bad as everyone makes out, well not for me but I suppose everyone has different experiences. I was put in a ward with 3 ladies who had cesareans and were bedbound, I was able to walk around and go to the loo (that is when i braved it). Unless there is a medical reason why I cannot have a natural birth then I would not hesitate to do the same with any future babies I may be blessed with.
Summary: I DON'T WANT A CESARAEN
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