Christian Alexander - My natural childbirth
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March 12th, 2014, 11:57 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
I originally had an appointment with my high risk dr on Thursday Feb 13 but we were expecting a snow storm on that day and since I had been worried about Christian not growing, I called and changed the appointment to Feb. 11. When I got to the dr's office they took my blood pressure and it was very high. Higher than it had been so the dr had some PreE blood work done and when the results came back, he came back into the room and asked me if I was ready to have a baby. Of course I was terrified because my blood pressure was so high. I had never developed PreE with any of my other pregnancies. So my high risk dr calls my regular OB who agrees that I should be induced immediately. And of course I was alone at the high risk dr's office. My high risk dr told me that he believed somebody was watching over me because if I hadn't rescheduled my appointment with him it would have been cancelled because of the snow storm and things could have turned out really bad. So thankful that I hate driving in the snow and I changed my appointment.
I called my husband and I was so hysterical that I couldn't even explain what was going on. I finally managed to calm down with the help of my high risk dr and told my husband that he needed to go home get our bags and meet me at the hospital. And of course I hadn't even packed my bags yet..lol. So I left the high risk dr and drove to Labor and Deliver at the other hospital where my regular OB was. And when I got to L & D I was so happy to see my OB waiting for me. He helped calm me down and when they took my blood pressure again it was lower. I got admitted and my dr checked me and I was 3 cm dilated. So he just wanted the nurses to monitor me over night and he planned on inducing the next day.
My blood pressure continued to remain lower overnight which I was so thankful for. The morning of Feb 12 my dr came into my room at 8:35 and broke my water. He started me on a low dose of pitocin. My contractions started but were never that bad which I was thankful for because I was determined not to have an epidural since with my last delivery I developed a spinal headache from the darn thing. Around 9:45 my nurse came back in and checked me and to my surprise I was completely dilated and at that point I started feeling a strong urge to push. Well my darn dr never imagined that I would dilate that quickly so he was in surgery.
At this point a ton of nurses came into my room and got everything set up for Christian's delivery and they were still trying to get my dr in the room. They were actually telling me not to push which if you've ever had a natural childbirth you know is absolutely impossible. The nurses kept asking my husband if he was ok and at one point I screamed at them that they needed to stop worrying about him and help me..lol. I continued to scream at the nurses and I heard one of them say is there another dr anywhere that can come so that gave me great confidence..lol. I started pushing because I had no other choice I couldn't not push. My husband said that he could see Christian's hair and right at the moment my dr walked into the room I pushed one more time and out came my sweet baby boy. It was amazing to feel my entire labor and I'm so thankful that my last one was a natural labor. It was the easiest recovery I have had from my deliveries. Christian was born at 10:19 am which was less than 2 hours after my dr broke my water. he weight 6 lbs 10 oz and was 20 inches long.
He completes our family and we are so happy that he's here and healthy.
These were taken the day after he was born.
Thank you *Kiliki* for my beautiful siggy
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