birth storys?

Chelle - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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id love to know how your babys came into the world :)



lilly came at 5.30am,8th of may,8lb 50z,52 cm....37 n half hours of pains

after a cut to the lady bits and a vacume "plunger" lol.

i had gas and air,pethadin and an epedural (i aint very good with pain)

the most funny moments wer when i had my pethadin i really did think my legs could come off like a barbie dolls, so when my sister had to leave to check up on her kids i was screaming at her to take my legs!!..... i was also asking people for the toilet mashine.....and when i was pushing my daughter out i was shouting "get the plunger! get the plunger!"



well worth it though. :D

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Stefani - posted on 10/06/2009

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Nice stories . I went into Labour on my own which was a surprise on May 17th at noon, I knew i was in Labour just didnt want to be that day if that makes scence . anyways at 5 o'clock my mom came to check on me because i was getting close to my due date and my boyfriend was at work . She called my boyfriend home from work because i got mad she was telling me i was in labour and i didnt want to be so she called him home then called the hospital they told me to come when my contractions were every 5 minutes and at 5 they were only 10 minutes . So we Ran around grabbing all the stuff we needed for the hospital as we were told i was going to probably have to be induced i never bothered to pack a bag . by 8 pm my contractions were every 5 minutes so we headed up to the hospital They checked me all out and found i was 5 cm all ready . at 10 they gave me Drugs no epidural just drugs 11 they broke my water and at 1:50 am Jaymee Elizabeth Fletcher came into this world weighing 7pounds 8 ounces and was 191/2 inches long . she was born one Day before her due date . i had no stiches no tearing and got to go home 24 hours after having her . my tiny bit of a birth plan i had worked i didnt want a c-section or a epidural and i didnt want to have to be induced so all in all it worked out

Jessica - posted on 10/06/2009

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My daugher was born Tue. May 26 @ 12:25am. It was not easy. I started having pains Monday morning @ 1am My husband called the hospital and they told him I had to wait till they where 10mins apart. At about 1 in the afternoon I couldn't take it any longer and had to go, I had been dehydrated all day so I was very sick. When I got to the hospital they started doing test on me, after being there for only 20mins my water broke but I was only 1 cm dilated. They had to give all kinds of medicine to stop the vomiting. I was so happy when I was finally going to get the epidural. Unfortnately the man couldn't find my epidural space and end up sticking about 8 times on my back(you can still see where I was turned into a pin cushion) finally it started working, The told me it should last 2hrs but an 1hr and half later I needed more. When they gave me the second dose my blood pressure dropped and my daughter's heart rate went down to bout 20 and then all over a sudden sky rocketed to over 200 they told me they had to do an emergency c-section right away. When they got my back to the operating room I could feel the doctor cutting into my stomach with the scapel so they had to give me more medicine. After about 20mins Meaghan came into the world, but she had to the cord wrapped around her neck. Thankfully everything ended up okay, the nurses and everyone at the hospital that night said I put them to work nonstop.

Julie - posted on 10/02/2009

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hii loved reading everyones pregnancy / labour stories . My story is that pregnancy was diffcult the whole 9 months of it as i had bad morning sickness the 1st trimster and the second trimster i had whopping cough for 1.5 months as docs kept telling me i just had a dry cough so finally after 1.5 i was rushed to the hosp as my body couldnt take it anymore i had to blood shot eyes from the coughing , my throat was red raw , chest badck etc was in pain for the coughing and i was getting much sleep most prolly 2 hrs a night and i was in hosp for 2 nights and a 2 weeks later i was back to my normal self and my eyes / muscles could finally recover lucky my son wasnt affected and third trimster i had this mysterious rash which spread all over my stomach and i had like 100 tests and had to go to the doc every week due to it . I was 2 weeks overdue and put on a 35kgs yes 35 kgs . my water broke at 6:30pm on the 28 may and it was brown so we took it easy as i wasnt in too much pain so we got to the hosp at 7:30 pm- 8 pm and i was already 5 cms and they said that my son had pooed in me thats why my water as brown and they were a little concerned. i only had gas nothing else and i was in labour for 12.5 hrs and pushing at 10 cm for 2 hrs without gas my god .. my son just wouldnt come out so i had to have a assisted delivery with the suction cup as i was just so exhusted i just couldnt push anymore oh i forgot at 8cm i vomitted 3 times form the one side to the other side of the bed and got everyone in the room with my vomited so the midwife & my husband had to help me and shower me becoz i was cover in vomitted and they had to clean the room hahahah finally with the help of the assisted delivery my son was born at 6:15 am 29th of may at 8.1 pounds

Julia - posted on 10/02/2009

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During the last week of April, we had an appointment with our doctor and our little girl was well dropped into my pelvic area. My due date was the 9th of May and delivered 8 days early. The 30th of April, my boyfriend and I went for a walk for about an hour; went to bed that night without any pains or contractions. I woke up around 6:45 the next morning with period-like cramps and they quickly made it's way to my lower abdomen. I phoned my Mum and she made reservations to come up for that afternoon. Unfortunately, she didn't make it. By 9:30, the ambulance was at my bathroom door ready to bring me to the hospital. When we got there the doctor checked to see how far I was dilated-10cm!!! I was rushed to the delivery room and at 10:29 our first little baby girl was born! My bag was packed, ready for the hospital but we didn't expect to be rushed so much. We didn't bring anything to the hospital, not even a camera. So, there's no pictures of Mommy or Daddy holding her for the first time. It was just me, my boyfriend, the doctors and a mid-wife in the delivery room. I didn't even have time for gas!!! Everything was pure natural!!! We decided when she was born that her name was going to be Logan. She weighed 6lbs 10oz; 51cms long. Very healthy, quite a bit of hair-black! Big brown/grey eyes! Big lips like her Dad and toes like her Mommy! 4 hours of labor. My water didn't break on it's own either, the doctor did it before I started pushing.

Amy - posted on 09/30/2009

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Mo was scheduled for a C on May 18th. She decided to come 18 days early. I woke to go to the bathroom at 2 am and water trickled down while I was heading to the bathroom. Then more than usual came out. Called to my husband and said I think my water broke. We called the Doc and he said this is it. I asked if I had time for a shower. Which I did. So I showered, blow dried and put on make-up. Called our neighbor (who is a nurse) to stay with the other kids. By 3:35am we were headed for the hospital and in route calling Granny, Pop Pop, Grandma & Grandpa and Aunts & Uncles. Got to the hospital at 3:55 am and my darling Miss Morgan Kathleen was born by C-section (still wanted tubes tied) at 6:05am May 1st. Weighing in @ 6lbs. 5oz. and 18 3/4. Thank goodness we got the bassinet set up earlier that day...she knew she was coming.

Rochelle - posted on 09/28/2009

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I had to be induced because I was at 3 cm dilation from 38 weeks to 41 weeks. I went in at 9am and got the cytotec pill at 1pm. I got pitocin started at 9pm and contractions started to actually hurt at 3am. I had 1 shot of iv pain meds which just made me vomit and sleepy so no more of those. Around 10 am the next day all I wanted to do was sit on the toilet because it was the only comfortabl spot. they kept making me go back to bed to be monitored. At noon I told them I need to push NOW. The went to get the midwife and about 20 minutes later they were ready for me to push. I had planned on touching the head as she was crowning and doing different pushing positions, but when it was actually time to push I was only comfortable laying on my back with my feet in the stirrups. When they asked if I wanted to touch her head I just shouted "Quit wasting time and get her out!" The midwife broke my water and after 5-10 minutes of pushing there was my little girl!

Krystle - posted on 09/28/2009

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The shock of having our first child came as somewhat of a suprise. we had settled in for the night to celebrate our first wedding anniversary with some homemade cherry cheesecake and oreo ice cream pie and much needed married time after henry came home from a 9 day field training. i had gotten up for one of my many nightly restroom breaks when my water broke... and boy was that unexpected!!!! i woke henry up laughing, trying not to tally freak both of us out as we packed up what we thought we needed incase we had a long hospital stay and began calling the doctor, and getting no answer so we headed to the local county emergency room where i was admitted for labor. i spent 3 hours hooked up to an iv awaiting transport to the army hospital on post... let me tell you i will never volunteer for an ambulance ride again!!! it rocked me so bad i ended up green! we get settled into 'hell' hospitals labor and delivery department and await my patocin to get my labor going right as i wasnt dialated or conracting at all, but it took them 7 hours before they got to me as the floor was super busy (that happens alot in the 9-11 months past homecomings on military bases)
well after pushing from 1-2 cen. to get the interal monitors put in and then from 3-4 cen. so i could have my epidural and 9 hours later still not active enough for them to even care my water had been gone for so long i ended up with an infection. pumped full of narcotics (my best friends!!!) and the 2 rounds of my epidural i was still not relieved of my severe back labor!!!! my progress slowed from 5-8 to where it stalled and they had me pushing to force him down to give me more pressure so i could finish dilation which literally had me in tears and frustrated.
After about an hour of pushing at 8 cen. i looked at henry with tears in my eyes and red in the face my entire body pulsing and shaking from the epidural (to which they had just refilled) i told him i just couldnt do it, i couldnt take it anymore, and i wanted it to quit. after that he put his foot down and said he wanted to talk to the doctor and i needed the c section and we were aware of the risks due to my size. so 38 hours after my water broke i was told i would be headed to the operating room and my son would be joining us. i was prepped and took a slow bumpy ride down to the 3rd floor to get all sliced up. henry joined me after i was all ready and 2 hours later we sat there waiting for his first scream, which didnt come..... although we got a small whimper to which made my tears flow even harder. henry was whisked away to join little alex at the warmer to cut the cord, get cleaned up, and have his first pictures taken. then wrapped and carried over to me for a quick glance and a small kiss from his mommy.
2 hours later i was wheeled up to recovery to let some of the sedatives work themselves out and be transported to mother baby unit on the same floor and to get my first good sober glances of my son. henry joined me in rocovery where we made our phone calls to tell everyone the news and i was wheeled past the nursery where my little half naked baby was held up for me to see... pale and covered with wires the only thought on my mind was, there aint no way in hell that little pale thing was my chubby son! but at 230 in the morning, after i had a good shower and lots of pain killers, i got to walk over to see him, and they put him in my arms and i knew he was mine. his bright blue eyes, gleaming up at me, i just knew.
from then on.... i havent regretted letting him share my heart beat with me.... now he has my heart (his daddys has a few milimeters of it somewhere too ;) )

Kate - posted on 09/28/2009

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with 4 weeks till my due date bub flipped (not a very comfortable feeling) into the breech position. my ob booked me in for a c-section with 2 weeks to go because he didn't want to risk me going into labour with her coming out feet first. i felt so big and ready to pop so i think we did the right thing in getting her out when we did. i have mixed feelings about not getting to experience what being in labour is like (am i lucky or not?) -and how i could handle the pain - if i get to have my next baby naturally, it will be like the first time. eeek. scary.

Chelle - posted on 09/18/2009

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aww my daughter has the same birthday, born 5.30 am.... id like to have more soon, i only want one, two more kids. the bit about trying to get your other half to sniff your under wear was really funny :-D

Jessica - posted on 09/18/2009

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HAHA you story was very exciting! lol Mine started at 130 am Friday May 8 2009. My husband and I had practically stopped having sex bc I felt larger than life. So When I only had 3 weeks left we decided to have sex at 1 am my water broke at 130 and I thought I had peed myself to the point I went back to bed and woke him up and askesd him to smell my underpants to see if it was pee or if it was my water breaking LOL He refused to sniff my panties went to the hospital had no pains at all went 13 out of 15 hours natural. I finally asked for something to make me sleep AND I GOT IT lol I woke up 15 minutes later and was in GOD AWFUL PAIN got the epidural and an hr and a half later I was 8 cm drs checked me at 5:09 and said I still had a couple hours and 6 mintures later at 5:15 said hey time to push I freaked and said you said I had a couple hours to prepare lol pushed 20 mintues and at 5:35 pm he was here lol Great time! I love it the whole experience was amazing! Cant wait to have more :) hes my 1st so I had an awesome experience for the 1st child :)

Carla - posted on 09/18/2009

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I had to be induced as I was 8 days over. I went in on Sunday may 31st and was given a prostaglandin tablet in my cervix. After I was given the tablet they realised I had too much amniotic fluid and that his head wasnt engaged. They were worried that if my water broke, the cord could come with it and it could cause cord decompression which woud be life threatening to him so they said they would book me into theatre and break my water under "controlled conditions". I think I must have been taken in on the busiest day ever as there was no space in theatre all day (and a woman actually gave birth in a neo-natal ward because there was no space in the labour ward either!), they didnt seem worried though as they thought I would need pitocin to go into labour anyway. I started feeling a little crampy at around 5.30pm and decided to have a bath to ease it, and my water broke in the bath. Luckily my fiancé was with me and told the midwife. next thing there were doctors and midwives everywhere trying to get me examined. My back waters had broken but my front waters were still in tact and slipped down, sealing my cervix again. They got me to the labour ward after I was examined and found to be 4cm... by the time I got there I was feeling the urge to push. I was 10cms! His heart rate kept dipping with the contractions and he wasnt recovering well and STILL wouldnt engage properly so I was told to push real hard. They wouldnt have had time to get me to theatre, give me a spinal/epidural and give me a c-section or they would have. I did as they said and pushed out my front waters, lol. That brought the baby into the birth canal and a few pushes later Aaron James arrived weighing 9lbs 4oz... all with no time for any pain relief, lol. I'm glad I didnt though as it meant I could push more effectively and that probably saved him. He wasnt breathing when he was born and had to be given oxygen on the recuss table but after a minute he was crying... the best sound I have ever heard! I was shaking head to toe with shock for about half an hour because it all happened so quickly, 1hr 25 mins in total.

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2009

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I gave birth to my son Kadm 7th may 2009, he was 7lb 15oz..

I went 10 days over and had to be enduced, my drip was turned up way to high to fast and my body wasnt keeping up with my contractions so i ended up having to have a emerg C-section... I didnt get to do anything on my own, enduced labour, they broke my waters and then cut him out.. i had gas (which made me throw up the rest of my labour) , pethadine and a spinal when i went to get cut open.. but bub was finaly born at 3:05am after ariving at the hospital at 8am the morning before... after they cut him out he had to go straight to intensive care to get oxygen and i went to recovery so i didnt get to see my lil boy untill my partner brought him up to me 3 hours later in my room... most traumatic experience of my life but the most wonderful at the same time....

Olivia - posted on 09/13/2009

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On Thursday April 2nd, I had a doctor's appointment with my doctor in the morning, and they did a non-stress test to check Scarlett's movements. She apparently was quite sleepy that morning so she didn't move enough to their liking, so Dr. O'Shea sent me over to labor and delivery at the hospital for further monitoring. Everything turned out fine over there, but with me having preeclampsia, my blood pressure was quite high once again, so they had me there for a while until it regulated a little bit. If it would've stayed up high, I would've been induced. This was 2 days before I turned 39 weeks along in pregnancy. After a while of being on monitors, and after a hospital room service lunch, they sent me home. I had been off work since March 24th, due to the preeclampsia, so I didn't have to work at all, I just went home and rested after finishing running some errands with my mom. After dinner that night, I was sitting on the couch, and I realized that I was still wearing my hospital bracelet from earlier. I leaned down to grab a scissors from the block on the coffee table, cut it off, and as I leaned back down to put the scissors back, I felt what felt like a big balloon popping inside me, and suddenly there was a giant GUSH of fluid. I was wearing a pair of black shorts at the time, so of course, the fluid was not contained whatsoever. It went all over the couch. I was sitting in a puddle. My mom was talking to my brother at the time, and I sat there in shock for a couple minutes, and then I finally squeaked out a "Mommm????" Mom looked over at me and I told her I thought my water broke. She asked me if I was sure, and I looked down at the couch. It was soaked. Uhh yeah. Water definitely broke. She told me to get up off the couch and go clean up a bit in the bathroom, and I was so scared to move, because it was so gooshy and disgusting, and I didn't want to make more of a mess. But eventually I got up and waddled to the bathroom, making a trail the whole way there, and leaving puddles on the bathroom floor. I had been told at a previous ultrasound that I actually had EXTRA fluid in me, and I definitely experienced how much! I changed into a pair of pajama pants, and grabbed a towel, and mom and I got in the car and she drove me to the hospital. Thankfully a lot of the things I needed for my hospital bag were already packed except for a few things, so I just grabbed what I had and left. I didn't really notice any contractions at that time because I was in so much shock. The moment my water broke was the moment that it really really hit me that I was going to be a mom, because at that moment, I knew she was finally coming. That's why I was in such shock. It was finally going to happen, I was going to meet my little girl. Little did I know that it was going to be a long traumatic experience for me. But anyway, mom and I got to the hospital, and they didn't even check to see if it was amniotic fluid, every time I moved I could feel it gushing out more, so they knew without even checking. They admitted me to a birthing suite right away. They had me change into a hospital gown, and I ended up using the restroom again in there, and almost slipped and fell on the floor because of the puddles of fluid I was leaving. I got back into the bed, and they put me on all the monitors and ivs, and started pumping pitocin into me. They checked my cervix, and I was only 3 cm. Still. My major active labor contractions didn't start right away either. They had to up my level of pitocin before I really started getting them. Because I was hooked up to so many things, I was laying down most of the time, and it was TORTURE. I couldn't move without knocking the monitors off, so eventually they did an internal fetal monitor, which means they stuck something in Scarlett's head pretty much, and did constant monitoring that way. Over the next few hours of being mostly bedridden, unable to eat or drink anything but jello, popsicles, and water, my contractions got REALLY strong. I was bawling my eyes out for some of them, because I couldn't move to get comfortable. After a few hours of non-medicated labor, and not being able to move, the pain was getting too much for me. I probably would've been fine if I wouldn't have been stuck in bed, but since I was on my back, the pain was unbearable, so I agreed to get an epidural. The anesthesiologists came in, and my mom stayed in with me for support. Getting the epidural seriously hurt worse than the major contractions I was having. I quite honestly think the lady that put it in my spine was incompetent too, because she had to keep re-doing it. The epidural made me itch really bad too, so that first night so I could sleep, they gave me a shot of something to calm it so I could finally rest. They also put in a catheter, because once you have an epidural, you can't get up AT ALL. When I woke up, I ended up having more jello I believe, and they kept checking my cervix for progress. I wasn't progressing very much. That morning I was only up to a 4. Yep. Soooo up went the pitocin again. Over the next few hours, I finally managed to dilate to 8 cm. Then they added more pitocin to try to get me the rest of the way, since I was closing in on a full day after having my water break. This was when my epirural really started to wear off, and I started feeling her trying to crown at 8 cm. OMG. I was crying SO hard at this point, and another anesthesiologist came in wondering why my epidural kept wearing off, so he checked it, and it turned out that it was in at least 5 inches too far, so it wasn't working properly. Lovely. So he fixed it, and drugged me up some more, so I wouldn't feel her head so much, and then they upped my pitocin again because I still hadn't gone past 8 cm. It had been 5 or 6 hours since any cervical change, so they called my doctor. It had been well over 24 hours since my water broke, so there was a risk of infection. And then came the talk of c-section. Oh crap. I got really scared. I had been in labor since 7 pm the night before, and it was about 26 hours in. My doctor came in and started talking to me about c-sections. I started shaking and crying, I was so scared. My first surgery, and it's a major one. The anesthesiologist came in again and re-drugged my epidural with a complete numbing medication, and I could no longer move from my chest down. I couldn't feel it at all. I felt like it was completely asleep. He pricked my body with a pin in various areas to make sure I couldn't feel anything, and then they put me in a scrub cap, and gave my mom scrubs to wear, and then they wheeled me on my bed off to the OR. They had given me a sour antacid type thing to drink right before they wheeled me out, and I couldn't have any water after it, so in combination with my nerves, I ended up throwing up in a pan over my shoulder, because it was so bitter and nauseating. Everything in the OR was a blur. My mom sat by my head, holding my hand, which was stretched out on a table. She told me later that I squeezed it extremely hard, like I would if I were giving birth regularly, because I was so scared. lol It was so insanely cold in the OR too, I was shivering on the table, so they had to bring me warmed blankets to drape over me while I laid there helpless. I felt a lot of pressure when they were cutting me open, and it almost made me dizzy thinking about what they were doing, knowing that on the other side of the blue tarp, I was gaping open. After a little while, my epidural started wearing off. Yes, DURING the surgery. I started panicking. I could FEEL them cutting me. I wanted to scream because it hurt so bad. I was still in so much shock though, I could barely even make out the words "I can feel it, I CAN FEEL IT...OMG I CAN FEEL IT..." They drugged me up again though, and all was well for a while. At 10:38 pm, April 3rd, 9 days before her due date, my doctor finally said the words "We have a little girl!!" And then I heard her cry, and she held her up for me to see over the tarp. I CRIED. And I said "Oh my God Oh my God Oh my God" over and over with while I was crying. I saw her first seconds into this world, but I couldn't touch her, I couldn't hold her. My doctor asked my mom if she wanted to cut the cord, and my only form of support left, as she went over to cut it. She said it was really tough to cut, and it was very unexpected. The nurses took Scarlett over to clean her up and be weighed, and my mom went with her, taking pictures for me, and holding her. I could hear her making pony noises (literally!!) over in the corner of the room. My doctor and the surgical team started closing me up, and that's when the mad rush of crazy scrambling started. My uterus was not going back down to size. I was losing a LOT of blood. I was getting so lightheaded even laying down. My mom said I was almost transparent, I was white as a ghost. They pumped me full of more pitocin. It didn't work. It still wasn't changing, and I was still bleeding. My doctor rambled off more iv medications to try on me, and they also added more antibiotics, and iron. Both of my arms were full of ivs now. I felt like the room was spinning. I couldn't hear anything. My eyes kept wanting to shut, but I kept fighting to keep them open so I could know what was going on. One of the assistants told me that if I wanted to sleep, I should. I couldn't. I wanted to see my daughter. I wanted to hold my baby girl. After what seemed like eternity, the new ivs took effect, and they were able to close me up. They got me off the operating table and wheeled me into another birthing suite. They hooked me up with more lines, and had to give me 2 pints of blood. They also pumped me full of morphine and also gave me percocet and motrin. I was babbling incoherent things on the bed, I was so drowsy, and weak. Then I was finally able to hold my beautiful baby girl. They wanted to see if I could breastfeed right there and then, but I couldn't. I couldn't hold her up. I was so weak. They had to give her formula. I was only able to hold her for a few minutes. My doctor came in to see me, and the baby, and she told me she was so proud of me, and that Scarlett is beautiful, and I kept thanking her over and over again. After she left, my mom stayed with me until I fell asleep. I remember babbling to the nurse something about a pastor, and then everything went black. I'm really surprised I remember all of this. My mom came in later, and I tried to breastfeed again. She did really well latching on, but over the course of the next few days, she kept losing way too much weight, so it was determined that because of my complications, I wasn't producing milk. I couldn't pump anything either, except a thin film at the bottom of the pump. You have no idea how disappointed I was in that. I had my heart set on breastfeeding. I tried for 3 days though, and had to keep giving her formula because she wasn't getting anything. I had quite a few visitors in the hospital, and the nurses had me up out of bed the next day, just to walk to and from the bathroom. They took my catheter out as motivation for me to continuously get out of bed, since I would have to go to the bathroom every so often. By the day before I left the hospital, I was able to get up by myself and walk around my room. I was hunched over and stiff for quite a while, but it was nice to be able to get out of bed. They had a belly bind on me to support my midsection and my incision. That was a Godsend! It was wonderful! I stayed in the hospital until April 7th, sometime in the afternoon. I had my staples taken out 2 days later, and now here I am, a mommy of a beautiful 5 month old!

Kristyn - posted on 09/13/2009

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My son was induced on May 6th (he was due the 8th - I got impatient). Anyway, they gave me piotcin for an hour and it didn't do anything so the doctor came in and broke my water. Austin was born 1 hour 7 minutes later! So, it turned out to be a good thing because I never would have made it to the hospital since I would have had to finish packing my bag and get my mom to come over to watch my older son.
My labor with my oldest son Gavin started with my water breaking too and I had him 5 hours almost to the minute after my water broke.

Laurie - posted on 09/12/2009

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kyle came very unexpectidly... my due date was May 24th, but I was scheduled to have a repeat c-section on May 18th - since with my first son (who is 5 now) I was induced on my due date, never made it past 6cm and had an emergency c-section... my dr. had told me with this baby that there was no way I would go any earlier that my scheduled c-section date since i made no progress with the first. I was sitting on my couch at home visiting with my mom on mothers day when i felt like i was peeing my pants, my water had broke.... i had nothing packed for the hospital since i thought i had another week, so i took my time and packed my bag and one for my 5-year old to go to nana's house, then i went to the hospital and a few hours later kyle was born via c-section. It was great, i was exactly 2 weeks early, my water broke, but i never had a single contarction - even though i had been having braxton hicks since 6 months!! What a great mother's day gift!!!

Donna - posted on 09/12/2009

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I had my son Oliver @ 7.06pm on 5th May 09. Was induced early due to SPD. After 2 days of the prostin gel - nothing, cervix hadnt changed at all. So they decided to break my waters. 5 mins later the first contraction hit me like a steam train, 41 mins later he was here. Didnt have time to think about what was happening. Only downside of it being so quick was that I was on my own as my husband didnt make it in time.

Caitelyn - posted on 09/11/2009

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3 days before i had my son, I was admitted to hospital with severe dehydration after having gastro for three days, and even though I'd kept as much fluids in me as possible, i just got sooo sick... then on May 2nd (my due date), at 3:30 am i woke up with excruciating cramps... I just thought i was constipated, and got mad coz my body was acting up so badly... 6:30am i go to the bathroom for the 5th time, and found my mucous plug, so thats when i realised i was in labour...



told my mum at 7:30am, went back to bed, had a bath at 9:00am, waited for my partner to arrive (he didnt get there until 12:30md) then as he walked in the door, my contractions went from 5-8mins apart to 3, in the space of 15 minutes... We went to hospital at 1:30pm, found out i was 5cm dilated, they decided(stupidly) that my labour had really started at 10am, becusae thats when my contractions became regular...



after 3.5 hours of kneeling, massage and drinking tons of water, i really needed to pee.... went to the bathroom, had an overwhelming urge to push.... Midwife told me I wasnt allowed to as i was only 7cm, so they decided to strip me off, and put me in the shower... well at 4:15, i started pushing only to burst my waters all through the shower!



then as my sons heart rate dropped dramatically, they made me lie on my back on the bed - that was the worst pain i'd ever felt, it hurt so bad, i started crying... they gave me the gas then as i went into my transition phase, and i sucked on that for an hour and a half, before they made me get up as i'd sat on my butt and was refusing to move which meant my son had no where to go and was stuck!



After they got me up and moving, my mum was rocking my hips, and my partner holding me up over the bed, i just started pushing, and within 30 minutes (6:07pm) my little boy arrived!



His cord had been wrapped around his shoulders and under his arms, which meant that the nurses had a bit of trouble getting him to breathe - they actually had to get my mum to hold him while they got the cord off him - poor girls, they had me screaming at them because i knew that i should've heard him scream... it took them two minutes to get him crying...



But even as i was pushing, my mum says to me, OH MY GOD he looks like his daddy...



The photos of me holding my son after he was born, well he loooks grey in them... but im happy to say, he's a perfectly normal, healthy advanced little boy now.

Laura - posted on 09/11/2009

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i had marlee at 8:16a.m. may 22nd and to be honest it is a completely boring story compared to everyone elses story she was a schduled c-section and entered the world weighing 7lbs 7oz & 19in! but i prefered the uneventful delivery than the delivery of my first daughter Natalee who was born may 10th of last year after 16 and a half hours of back labor and only dialated at 5 i was rushed for an emegency c-section when her heartrate dropped and wouldnt come back up! it was the scariest day of my life so a boring second delivery was fine with me i have two beautiful healthy little girls!

Jamie - posted on 09/10/2009

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where are u from my daughter was born monday 11th may so i wonder who is the oldest one lol x

Jamie - posted on 09/10/2009

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Kayne arived at 9:40 may 19th weighing in at 8 lbs 4oz and 20 inchs long. over all not that bad i had to be induced he did not want to come on his own. so a t 7am the started the iv potosin and at 8 i no longer good stand the contractions coming every min so at 8 :40 am i got the eppidural then it went way to fast they broke my water and then 2 push's later he was out he was my fasted baby yet but i was in way more pain with him my other 2 same size came on there own after my water broke at home and no drugs needed.

Beth - posted on 09/09/2009

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I lost my mucus plug May 12th the pain did get worse until May 13. I went to the hospital cause i couldn't stand the pain anymore so my husband (johnny) called 911 for me and we end up taking a ambulance up there when i got there at 7:00pm i was 4 centimeters dialated. they made me take a bath at 9:00 for an hour and at 10:00 they checked me again and i was 6 centimeters dialated so they made me walk. they came in and hooked me up to the machines at 11:30 they gave me a shot for the pain and what ever they put in my iv i felt really good. at 12:10am (may 14) the dr came in and popped my water bag and said that i am going to have dry birth so they dr said on my next contraction to push and i pushed. It hurt so bad that i closed my legs cause i thought he was out and it was only his head so they forced my legs open and 18 minutes of pushing Hayden was out. I didn't have no stitches or anything and now i am glad its over. He was born 12:28am May14. He weighted 6 pounds and 14 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. He was born on his brother John-John's 4th birthday.

Tiffany - posted on 09/09/2009

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Tyler was born on May 9, 2009 at 5:34 pm by c-section. He weighed 9lb 2oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. After i went through 36 hours of labor. I only got up to 6cm and he just wouldnt budge. He is such a good baby though. He sleeps through every night from 9:30pm to 7am. Its great. He isnt a fussy baby either. He is always happy and is already trying to walk instead of crawling. lol! He is very smart for a four month old.

Jessica - posted on 09/09/2009

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i had to be induced 2 days after my due date because of high blood pressure. i was induced may 22 at 1am. after 19 hours of labor and an unsucessful epidural(the doc had a hard time getting the right spot so i made him stop after poking me with that HUGE needle 3 times lol), i was only 6 cm(which i had been for hours at that point) they decided to do a c-section. my baby girl was born at 8:40pm on may 22, weighing 6lbs 12oz and 19 in. long. being induced really sucks!!! as much as i hated pregnancy and labor and a c-section, she is totally worth it all and i would do it again.

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I went into labor May 17, 2009 around 6:30AM. I just had mild contractions. I went to the hospital around 10AM & was only 2.5cm dilated, so they sent me home. I went back again around 8:45PM when my contractions were only 2 minutes apart and lasting for a minute. They checked me and I was 5cm dilated already. So they admitted me around 9:45PM. I went from 5cm to 8.5cm by about 11:30PM when they gave me a little bit of Stadol to relax in between contractions, by then they were like a minute apart and lasting over a minute. The doctor broke my water at 12:00AM on the dot. I went to 10cm in no time. By 12:10AM I started pushing and my daughter was born, naturally with no epidural and barely any pain medicine, on May 18, 2009 @ 12:34AM. She was 8lbs 3.2oz and 19.5 inches and we named her Madison Renay.

Darlene - posted on 09/09/2009

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gregory came took his breath of life at 8:09pm on tuesday may 11th by emergency c-section.
i was scheduled to be induced wednesday morning at 8am.
tuesday i went into the hospital with a fever of 103.0 to find out that my water had been broken for 36 hours without my knowledge and his heart was racing at 191 bpm. i was immeadiatley prepped, recieved my spinal and he was out!

Julie - posted on 09/09/2009

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I hear ya, that is how I was with my first. This time I labored at home all morning with my two year old (not knowing I was in labor.) My husband got home and we went to the birthing center. I begged my midwife for an epidural, but when she checked me I was already 8 cenimeters and there was no time for anything. I got in the bath tub and an hour later, after 7 minutes of pushing, lily was born in the bath tub, while I was hanging over the tub! It was a very emotional moment, the nurse, midwife, my husband a I were all crying. It was a very empowering experience, definately a lasting memory.

Chelle - posted on 09/09/2009

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only 10mins of pushing!! thats good , i was pushin for an hour n a half, but they do say it can take longer if u have an epedural xx

Dellie - posted on 09/08/2009

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wow your birth was so exciting!!! My son Kyle came into the world at 3:45 pm on May 7th after 5 1/2 hours of labor, and 10 min of pushing (maybe pushed 3 times). I had absolutely nothing for pain, and trust me, a head half an inch bigger than his older brother's for sure made a difference. He was 8lb 3oz and 20 in long. mine seems kind of boring compared to yours lol!!

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