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Well, you all know that my doctor decided to induce me on Monday afternoon. I was admitted to the hospital at 4:30 and dialated 1 cm. They started me on Cervidil at 9:20 pm.
They removed the cervidil at 5:00 am and let me take a shower. They started the IV of pitocin at 6:15 and I was still only 1 cm. My doctor came in at broke my water at 8:20 and they started the epidural at 9:15. I was 5-6 cm dialated at 11:50 so they stopped the pitocin and let me progress on my own. By 12:10 I was at 7-8 cm.
They had me start pushing at 2:00. Within 15 minutes her head was about a fingertip away from my pubic bone. But she was face up so I was having back labor. Over 2 hours of pushing later, she was still in the same position and no lower. My doctor was contemplating getting me ready for a c-section when one of the nurses talked her into trying the vacuum first. (Thank goodness for that nurse!). Aiyana arrived at 4:24 pm. I have several stitches down there from my episiotomy but barely missed a c-section.
She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
That's great that you were able to avoid a c-section! I've heard that the "sunny-side up" deliveries can be extremely hard. Way to push that baby out! (With the help of the vacuum--thank goodness for medical tools!)
Congratulations. Enjoy your baby as this heals the stitches very fast. I mean we forget the stitiches when we are enjoying the baby. I had very bad ones with DD but anytime I was holding her, I never felt the pain.
Kel: Blessed mom to:
Precious - 7 yrs old
Trinity - 5 yrs old
Jordan - 3 yrs old
Children are an inheritance from the Lord. The fruit of the womb a reward.