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I woke up at 7am on May 5th, one week overdue. Still pregnant I thought...but not for long! Yipeee!! I made some breakfast for my daughter, my husband and myself. My mother-in-law arrived at my house around 8:30. John and I packed all our stuff into the car, and I made sure he packed the cooler with lots of snacks and drinks for me. (maybe some for him too)
I called the hospital and the midwife to make sure that I was to arrive at 9am to be induced. I was informed that another lady had gone into labor overnight and that I should arrived a little later as my midwife was coming in with the other lady. We drove out of our city to a small town. A little country hospital to have the baby with the midwife. It was one floor and the maternity wing was only one small hall with about 8 rooms. I had a great view from my room! There was a garden and people buzzing about. The hospital here in my city has a terrible view of brick walls or the windows are covered with weird stuff so you can't see out of them but the light still comes in. There was a pretty wall paper border. It was pin and purple and had flowers, I am not sure why that sticks out in my mind but it does. Anyway....
I was hooked up to the machine to moniter the baby and my contractions, which I still didn't have. I was told that another midwife would be coming in to be with me. My midwife arrived at 11am and she did an exam I was 4cm thanks to my strech and sweep the previous day. The plan was to break my water, go for a walk and hopefully labor would start on its own. My water was broken just after 11am and i took a nice walk down the main street of this town. It was such a beautiful day too.
Unfortunately my labor didn't start on it's own. So I was induced at 2pm. We watched some movies and chatted while I was receiveing the oxytocin. I started to have difficulty coping with the contractions around 6pm, however I had psyched myself up for nine months, this would be a drug free delivery! Deep breaths and many bathroom breaks.
Transistion begun sometime just before 9pm. I was shaking and shivering but I wasn't cold and I was in quite a bit of pain but I was still copping fairly well. One final bathroom break and the midwife wanted me to labor upright for a while. I was 7cm before I went to the bathroom. I was propped on the toilet backward with a pillow ont he back of the toilet. I sat there for 2 contractions and I said that I couldn't handle it anymore. This was the most excruciating pain I have ever experienced. I got back into my bed and tried the gas. It just upset me. I was frustrated with it, by the time it took affect the contraction would be over and while breathing through the mask I felt like I wasn't getting enough air. So I opted to just do the deep breathing. I was laying on my side and only had to deal with 3 more contractions. I told the midwife that I needed to push and she said go ahead. I was positioned on my back and I gave one good push (9pm). The midwife did a little exam and then ran into the other room to get changed. The student midwife stayed as I pushed again. Ten minutes(9:10pm) later Ty Parker was born. First words out of my mouth "Ahhh that feels good!" There were giggles all around the delivery room! I breastfed my little piglet for 30min, then he had to be taken off because I really had to go to the bathroom again! I was up and about and I remember a nurse stopped me to tell me I looked great. I really felt great. I felt so awful after I had my daughter. I had 29 hours of labor and an epideral that took 6 stabs before it was in right. (thats the reason this one was drug free) My recovery time from this delivery was much quicker than after the epideral.
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wow what a great story, I am glad you got to do it with out an epidural. My plan was to go drug free, but the pitocin made it so my contractions were less then a minute a part and I could not breath, so I got a shot of stadol.
I agree with melissa, you should be a writer
Jenny - Wife to James - Mommy to Amara(8), Kayori (6),
and Rinoa (1)
missing our Angels 2001, 2005, and 2010