My first son was born on the 3/11/13 – I was so scared of labour it was my first pregnancy and I had previously found out that I was having a little boy. I was about 28 weeks into the pregnancy when I thought my waters had gone, he couldn’t come out yet he was far too early. In a panic, I rang the delivery unit and they told me to go in. Luckily it was not my waters and I carried on plodding on.
When I was 38 weeks pregnant I felt wet down bellow but I didn’t think anything of it so went into town with my sister shopping, it was when I was walking I kept having twinges, I put them down to Braxton hicks. I was telling my sister I was just fine and I carried on doing my shopping.
But the pain and twinges got worse so I went home and ran myself a bath thinking that would help, as soon as I got out my contractions started again, 7 minutes apart.
So I stayed at home thinking I would ring the labour ward when they get closer together, anyway they started getting closer together soon after so I rang my mum to take me up the hospital. By the time she got to me, I was having contractions every minute. My mum was saying he will be here within an hour.
Off to the hospital, I was checked over and I was already 8cm dilated.
The labour went well, I kept thinking it won’t be long, he will be here soon how wrong was I was?
He didn’t want to come out
In the birthing pool, I was on gas and air, however, things didn’t go to plan and I had to get out the birthing pool to have my waters broken.
That got things going slowly, he wasn’t cooperating they told me they would need to cut me to help me.
Still after pushing for ages still nothing was happening, he just didn’t want to come out. They told me if I didn’t have him in an hour I would go for c-section.
Well then after 55 minutes he made an appearance at 3.45am I then had to be stitched up, the little monkey really didn’t want to come out but I am sure thankful he did and I managed to avoid a c-section by 5 minutes.
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