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October 4th, 2010, 11:05 AM
sarahmomma's Avatar Momma to 4
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
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Brayden was born on April 27th 2004 at 6:58 am.

Brayden was due on the 15th and had been measuring big the entire pregnancy so I was very relieved on the 26th when I was called in to be induced. I was dissapointed when the first attempt at induction failed because I already felt like I was going to be pregnant forever and now it just seemed like an even stronger possibility. I was also afraid I would end up needing a c-section because labour just wasn't happening and he was getting bigger and bigger and I just am not a very big person.

Finally after a second attempt at induction and the nurse breaking my water things were moving. I was in a tremendous amount of pain but the pain was not caused by labour itself though I couldn't convince my ob of that. I was very sick and threw up many times during labour and even after an epidural the pain wouldn't stop. When I said I couldn't push because of it the doctor yelled at me and after a series of profanities spewed out my mouth she actually walked out of the room.

After 2 1/2 hours of pushing and a nurse that encouraged me to have him before her shift was over at 7 am Brayden finally arrived weighing 8lbs 12oz and somehow looking more like my sister than my husband or I lol.

Shortly after his birth I spiked a fever and passed out but even after all this my ob was still a nasty you know what to me. After spending the first 4 weeks at home exhausted and sick and giving up on breastfeeding because I just couldn't keep up I was hospitalized and finally diagnosed with a diseased gall bladder full of gall stones that had caused a major infection and I was hospitalized for two weeks and required emergency surgery.

I was angry for a long time at how I had been robbed of a normal delivery and first 6 weeks with my son not to mention missing out on breastfeeding him but I learned to let go of it because I love Brayden and all that doesn't matter anymore.

I switched doctors and hospitals for my second and third children though and their births were much better experiences.
Thank you Patty for my awesomy siggy!
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October 9th, 2010, 07:08 PM
LJD3Tdance's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Location: Eagle, Idaho
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Oh my gosh, I've been unhappy with my docs several times in pregnancy, but that takes the cake!!!

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