Tanya - posted on 12/20/2008 ( 3 moms have responded )
My pregnancy was uneventful, I mean I had morning sickness and the cyatic nerve pain but other than that I was on the road to delivering a happy and healthy son. Then my due date came and went and soon 9 days passed, finally I was induced. The induction started at 6am and by 12:00 pm we could tell there was a problem, I wasn't dialating quickly enough and he was starting to have signs of distress. The doctor checked me and said that I needed to try laying in several positions to keep the baby off of the cord. Well another 2 and 1/2 hours passed and finally I was at 10 centimeters. I pushed for what felt like forever(1/2 hour) and still no baby, the dr. opted to use a vaccum to extract my son. Jacob was born at 3:14 pm. He was born with poor muscle tone and was grunting at birth. Over the last eight years he has had difficulties with the use of his hands and legs and just recently was diagnosed with CP. He has physical therapy and also occupational therapy through school. I still think the dr. was at fault, he should have seen the distress and did a c-section, thankfully this past Jan. I had another difficult delivery but the dr. in this case did a c-section and my second son is progressing "normally".