Sarah - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )
I had a wonderful experience with my 1st baby and i couldn't wait to do it all again. But 2nd time round was awful.
I was 11 days late and ended up being induced. I was buzzing for the midwife for 30 minutes because i was in agony and no-one came to me. I had to walk to the reception on the ward to get someone to come to me. Once they examined me, i was 6cm dilated so they were going to take me down to the delivery room. I rang my mum to bring my husband up. I had been buzzing since 2.30am and the midwife saw me at 3.10am and said the buzzer wasnt plugged into the wall. I was down in the delivery room at 3.25am and my baby girl arrived at 3.31am. The pain was excruciating !! Way worse than my 1st. Everything happened so fast, i didn't have time to have any pain relief and my husband and mum missed it so i was all alone. I was very scared and lonely because i was on my own and it was hurting so much. And after all that, i ended up with having a 3rd degree tear and loosing a litre of blood. So i had to go into theatre when my little girl was a hour old. It is something i don't ever want to go through again. It was so painful and scary and i'm petrified i'll tear again if i have another baby.
I'm just glad my baby girl is healthy :)