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I had an amazing birth in May of 2013, my first. I went to bed at 40 weeks, 1 day, my first day of maternity leave, feeling like my little one would never get here. Woke up at 2:30 a.m. to pee (again) and had a contraction while sitting on the toilet. I had been having braxton hicks for a few weeks, but this felt nothing like those. I had had one "real" contraction a week earlier, but that was it. So I went back to bed and there was another contraction. Tried to go to sleep and another one.
I got up and went to the living room, sat on the birthing ball and just waited. The contractions were coming one on top of another and not stopping. I took a shower, had some water and all those other things they say to do to see if it is false labor. At 3:30 I woke up my husband. He timed the contractions and they were 3 minutes apart lasting 30 seconds each. At 4 am we called the midwife who said to wait another hour. I sent my husband to take a shower and get ready . I went to pee and had bloody show.
At 4:45 we called the midwife back and said we were coming in. The contractions were still 3 minutes apart, but they were more intense and lasting 45 seconds. We left at 5 and called my mom from the car to meet us at the hospital. Got to the hospital at 5:30 and I was 5.5 cm and admitted. By 6 they had me hooked up for antibiotics for GBS and a half hour of monitoring. I was in so much pain and screaming through the contractions.
After the monitoring, I spent some time in the tub, the jets didn't work and the water was doing nothing for me. I think it was right before I got in the tub that my midwife checked me and I was at 7. My mom kept pissing me off by telling me it was ok to get the epidural, but my husband and I had decided we were committed to the med-free birth.
I got out of the tub and was leaning over the back of the bed. My MW checked me and said I was at a 9 and to get on the birthing ball to get that last bit. I rolled onto my side to get out of bed and got hit with the worst contraction. My MW was like "nevermind" as I was then fully dilated.
At 8 am I began pushing (laying on my side--after that last contraction I was totally paralyzed until after he came out. The nurse kept telling me to look at her and do lamaze breathing, but I kept my eyes closed and was doing deep breathing (Bradley). My husband kept trying to tell her to let it go, but she wouldn't listen.
At 8:25 a.m., my little Bug was born weighing in at 8 lb 2 oz.
No early labor
6 hours total first contrax to birth, 25 minutes pushing
I had preterm labor the entire 3rd trimest - literally from day one of the third trimester until I delivered. They had to stop the labor twice adn finally said that they would take her at 34 weeks if it continued and we scheduled a C-section for 40 weeks on the off chance I made it that long. Thankfully she stayed put until 40 weeks. Knowing the day she was coming was amazing! we woke up, vacuumed, went to the mall to kill some time and for my husband to eat since I couldn't and then headed to the hospital. We had an hour or so with family to talk and to get ready, and then they took me back to prep for the C-section. Once my husband joined us I told him I was feeling nervous when suddenly the doctor told me "she had dark hair!" I hadn't even known they had started! Her tiny cry started and then the waterworks went off. It is still to this day the best sound I have ever heard!
Oh goodness haha here goes;
It had just turned May 1st and it was 1am. I had just got done eating my snack before bed(which was my baby shower cake from a week before and some oranges). I got into a semi-fight with my best friend and had told her I was going to bed because I was getting angry at her and didn't want to completely snap at her. So after I told her goodnight and had my snack, I started talking to my mum. I can't remember what we were talking about, but I remember getting ready to go use the bathroom because I really had to go. But before I could get up, I felt like a balloon had popped inside of me. Which was weird. I didn't pay no mind at it and continued to talk to my mum before getting up. I started feeling something wet coming out of me as I stood up and I started freaking out because I thought I was bleeding! I was terrified to look down but when I did, I looked at my mum and remember saying; "I think my water just broke...".
I was scheduled for a C-section that next week. My mum started freaking out because she didn't know if I was having contractions(Which turns out, I had been having them for like 2weeks straight and didn't go to the hospital for them because the nurses kept telling me it was just BH). I told my mum to stop freaking because I thought I had just peed myself. So I tried to stop the water from leaking by holding myself and it didn't stop. Boom! I started freaking out so bad that I started shaking. I was scared out of my mind and my mum freaking out wasn't helping. So I called my doc, who wasn't very happy I had eaten a few hours ago(it was now 2am when my water broke). He was upset haha.
I got to the hospital and at 4am, I overheard the nurses say that my son's heartbeat was dropping and I got so mad for them not telling me, that I ended up bursting in tears and crying my eyes out! I cried up until they took me into the delivery room. They wanted to put me asleep and because I had never had surgery before, I was scared I wouldn't wake up. So I fought and after 20mins later of me refusing to be put to sleep, my doc said I could be awake. I was so relived, I started laughing while I was sobbing. I was a HUGE mess that morning. I told them I didn't want the morphine. So after giving birth and hearing my son cry, I cried AGAIN because I was so happy.
Because I refused morphine(due to terrible family history), and after my spinal block wore off, I felt it ALL. I felt the pain from them cutting me open. I even yelled at the nurses to leave me the hell alone and stop pressing on my stomach because it made me hurt even more. Mind you all, I'm an 18 year old girl who just gave birth to her first born haha it had been 3 hours of being in pain, and in and out of consciousness. I didn't even want to be bothered with my son because of the amount of pain I was in. But I forced myself to sit up and FINALLY hold him. Like a miracle, my pain went away and I smiled for the first time in hours haha my son took my pain away and I was finally able to enjoy being a mother.
My son was born on May 1st at 5:10am. I'd do it all again.
Sorry that it's all scrambled and whatnot haha
Harmony was born 9-23-13
i was in labor at 4cm and 100% at 35 weeks.
Ig my water was leaking 2 days before that i had group b and she got it. After breaking my water her heart rate sky rocketed based on the group b. I had emergency c section she was on anti biotics till 10-2-13 when she was released she didnt need oxygen very lovg her lungs were strong. While in the nicu i got a uteren infection and was hospitilized with her we were released a day apart. :) 5llbs 14 ounces 18 1/2 in
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