Sunday, April 3, 2011
Birth Story Part.2
Sean and I got to the hospital around 1:30 pm and found out I was only 2 1/2 cm. By 5:30 that afternoon I still was not having contractions. The midwife decided to start me on pitocin. I started having hard contractions and by 11:30 they gave me stadol and one other pain medication. The medicine didn't seem to help me at all. I remember telling everyone I was seeing double I was beyond drugged, and the medicine wore off fairly quickly.
Around 12:30 in the morning(keep in mind at this point my water had been broke for around 17 hours) the midwife checked me and I was 6 cm. I had gone into child birth hoping I could make it through the labor pain without an epidural. There was no way I could make it any longer. At least not with a nurse that was a pitocin Nazi.ha! I was giving an epidural and within minutes I went from a 6 to an 8. I got some rest for the next few hours and by 6 in the morning I was fully dilated!!!!!
I started pushing and the midwife told me I still wasn't having consistent contractions. Also at this point my epidural was wearing off and I basically had to push when I felt the most pain, because I never had the urge to push. My midwife was starting to get frustrated not necessarily with me, but with the situation. I was having a hard time pushing and with the pain coming back with full force I was growing very weary. Sean was awesome the whole time he was right there beside me cheering me on and massaging me through each contraction. To be continued......
Posted by Sean and Aubrey at 9:15 PM