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Finally getting around to posting my birth story. I had to prepare myself mentally because it was very scary and traumatic for me. I think if I hadnt had her friday we May have lost her from what happened. At least thats what my nurse told me. Well here it goes.... Sophia Elizabeth, born friday October 4th at 8:46 pm. She weighed 6 lbs and 1 ounce. I was 39 weeks pregnant. My BP was really high so the sent me to L&D to be monitored. While I was there they noticed that her heartrate kept going way down with each contraction or if I got up to pee or anything. It scared the docs and nurses several times by not wanting to come back up for several minutes. Talk of an emergency C section was flying around the room and the doc told me to prepare myself mentally just in case. He told me that either way, I would be having a baby that day. I had already went from 2 to 3 cm dilated and was contracting every 3-4 minutes. I was moved to a labor/delivery room from triage and they ley me labor While monitiring my still high BP and her heatrate. At around 4 pm i was in alot of pain and at 6 cm. I got my epidural which lowered my BP too much and sent her and I both into distress. I was turned so that my head level was below chest level and was still in pain because the epi wouldnt take for some reason, and now super nauseas from the varying BP changes. At this point her heartbeat went way down and States that way for 5 minutes. They started prepping me for a c section. At that point they gave me something to make my BP go back up and I started feeling better immediately and her heartrate also Came back up. No C section for me. They decides to put an internal monitor on her head at that point. At 8:41 pm it was time to push and she Came out at 8:46 pm with the cord wrapped around her neck and there was also a knot tied in the cord somehow. That is why her heartrate kept going down so low. She was a little blueish when she Came out, but she regained her color quickly and got a perfect Bill of health. I have been calling her my miracle baby. They say the knot in the cord isnt very common, and many times doesnt have a happy ending. I hope thats true, it was extremely scary.
Jamie age 36-Married to Widget age 33 for 13 years
Tristen James born 10-28-00
Logan Boyce born 1-19-04
Brayden Monroe born 8/2/07
Sophia Elizabeth born 10-4-2103
Holy smokes- I'm soooo glad things worked out the way they did with a happy healthy girl. How scary.. at your most vulnerable to have to figure out how to cope with such news. Congrats to you, your family, and your little miracle!
knots in the cord can be just a normal thing or can be a problem, it really depends on the baby, and the fact that Sophia had her cord around her neck and a knot in it would make things more complicated. A true knot (that is what they are called) is pretty rare.
I'm so glad that things turned out ok for you! I'm also very happy to see you didn't have to have a c-section! I know a traumatic birth is something hard to get through, so if you ever need to talk about it I'm here for you... I had PTSD after my daughter's birth so I learned a lot about feeling bad about your birth experience and how it can affect you.
I hope though that you and Sophia won't need the extra help I needed and that you are both doing well now.