Labour thread- Anna Marie Holmes

Discussion in 'Labour & Birth' started by Jellybeanjen, May 22, 2013.

  1. Jellybeanjen

    Jellybeanjen Well-Known Member

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    Well as I am up, I thought I'd do my labour story :)

    So..7am Friday my waters went. I heard a pop and them felt nothing but when I stood up it was just poring out. Phoned Greg who was on his way to London, to get home now. So he came back and took me to hospital (as I had group Bstrep I had to go in to get on IV anti biotics). Started getting mild contractions in the car about 8-9am ish and slowly getting worse. Delivery rooms were full so had a wall about and went to cafeteria to get food. People were staring as if I was just gonna give birth there and then lol.
    Finally got a room and was started on the IV antibiotics and a hormone drip to speed up labour (already 3cm). My waters still kept pouring and at one time kinda squelched out right infront of midwifes face (blush). At 6cm (I think...) I asked for gas and air which was amazing and was my new best friend...something I told my OH and midwife ALOT apparantly lol. Waited a bit longer and pains were too much so had pethadine which isn't a pain killer but just made me care less in between contractions and fall asleep. I started getting in a lot of pain and I wanted to avoid epidural but asked to please examine me and if I am like 9 then I'll wait but if I'm not then I will have to ask for it. Then I don't really know what happened after that...I tol her I had urge to push and they felt and said I had a teeny bit of cervix left and babies head was not getting past it. They done lots of prodding and stretching and various painful things...I wet myself over them lol. The pushing urges we're too strong and they kept telling me not to which is the hardest so in the end they had to say to get an epidural so I can't feel pushing urges to avoid tearing. Sitting up was soooo painful!!! And they just kept stabbing me with needles...I felt every jab and they just kept telling me to keep dead still but I just was screaming "no I gotta push again" and trying to stop was impossible. In the end they couldn't get the epi in after about 5 local anaesthetics I still felt the needle. So they said we gotta be rushed to theatre to have a spinal block and assisted deliver as baby was stuck and in wrong position but if that failed then they would do a c section (which I wanted to avoid!!) so all I remember is not being allowed my gas with me so the bed ride down was just a blur of pain and pushing and panic. Got into theatre and they were hooking me up up all sorts,and explaining to Greg what is gonna happen etc. They managed the spinal block and laid me back and almost instant relief. Couldn't feel a ting and was just so comfortable!! Greg was by my head and chatting with me and they were getting all set up 'down there'. They then tried getting her into position and then told me when to push. I pushed with all my might to avoid the c section and after 3 pushes and help with ventouse she was out :D (2:23 am saturday) they took her off as was lazy breathing and then she had to go off to neo natal to get anti biotics. Apparantly had to have a lumbar puncture too but glad didn't have to see that. They told us she was a girl and saud she is very big and were saying "she looks about 9-10lb but well see now" and then there were shocked voices and they told us she was 11lb!
    Had 2 episiotomys and had a tear too. I also was bleeding too much and they couldn't see where it was coming from. They stitched me up for about 2 hours and then took us to a recovery room. Waited for about 3 hours and finally they bought our daughter in to see us!! I tried BF but could only express in a syringe and she had that. Then we got moved to ward with other spinal block patients. And she had a big splint in her arm to hold her canula in place :(
    She had to have a full 48hrs of anti biotics for infection and I had to have 2 blood transfusions so we didn't get discharged until late Monday night. Sooooooo good to be home now though! And here is our first cuddle and a few other pics:
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  2. Chezza

    Chezza Well-Known Member

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    Wow - amazing story Jen!!

    You might want to post again here though - http://www.pregnancyforum.co.uk/birth-announcements/ - as I think most people tend to put their birth stories there?

    Well done - you are such a trooper and your little girl is scrumptious xx
     
  3. Princess81

    Princess81 Well-Known Member

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    She's gorgeous and what a great weight! Well done and Congratulations!! X

    Still practicing on the new phone.....
     
  4. Jellybeanjen

    Jellybeanjen Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both! And thanks Chezza, just posted there too. So many new sections to get used to lol xxx


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  5. Kay Kay

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    Congrats she's gorgeous! x
     
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    Awww she is too cute congratulations! :)
    And 11lb, bloomin heck! Well done you!! xxx
     
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    Awww what a little chubster, she's gorgeous!!! Well done hun! Greg looks knackered in that pic but so happy bless him.
    Xx
     
  8. Jellybeanjen

    Jellybeanjen Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :D

    Awww yeah he was so shattered! He still is lol. He kept falling asleep in that chair and I tried sleeping but kept having to wake up for jabs and drips and BP measurements and pulse etc. lol. Xxx


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  9. mummywanabe

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    She's gorgeous congratulations! Love her little miss sleepsuit
     

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