Asher is finally here! I have to say I feel much better about my c-section (mentally that is) than I expected... after having 2 beautiful vaginal births with out any intervention. I was really quite bitter about this section - even if it was medically necessary due to my previa.. That being said... here is Asher's birth story.
Well I had my planned c-section scheduled for 3/1 at 7:30 with a 5:30am check in ...apparently my baby had other plans...
I got up that evening at 1:30am to use the restroom and I felt a very small - pop - and I knew my water had broken. (The funny thing about this is I told my DH just that night before bed.. it would be great if I could just naturally go into labor tonight. I was worried about my milk coming in w/o experiencing labor etc.) I called to my DH to check and see if my water was clear or bloody. It was bloody (but just lightly pink). We had already packed our stuff in the car for the section in the morning so I literally grabbed a towel to sit on and we headed to the ER.
It did not take us long to get to the Hospital but I think the L&D crew they felt like we had more time than I thought we did! I was contracting as soon as my water broke, so I knew things were going to go from bad to worse very quickly. They called the OB who was on call for my OB ( it wasn't his night). And they took me back to prep me for surgery. I told everyone in the room more than once I had my second son in 4 hrs labor start to finish.. and it was now 2 something. They kind of dismissed this. As soon as the anesthesiologist got my Epidural in and he turned the medicine on - I felt this gushing sensation. They had me lay back and that is when I heard the anesthesiologist ask where my blood was ( for a transfusion) and he said we needed an OB in here NOW! I was thinking.. great, we get this far w/o a big bleed and I have no OB to deliver me!!! . I also got a little light headed and started to shake at this point. I couldn't see anything...because they had the drape up. But I knew something wasn't good because my DH had broken out into a sweat and looked like he was going to pass out.
Then the OB came in he seemed calm about everything and he had my baby out in 3 min! The baby sounded so good! He was crying really well. My DH looked much better and went to hang out with him while the OB worked on my placenta.
We did not think I had accrita but they were not sure. It turned out I did not, but the OB said my placenta was 'shredded'. When he took it out it came out in shreds. I was thinking - well maybe because I was in active labor and I was bleeding out for a few min before anyone started my section?
I did end up getting a blood transfusion during my section - I think mostly because my body was moving so quickly through labor and my section hadn't even started.....
The baby and I are doing great! My incision site looks great! They used stitches and the surgical glue.. all of the nurses in recovery were impressed by how clean it looks..
My word of warning for anyone who needs section!!! Do not use a Therma Care wrap on your incision!! Because I had the blood transfusion there were only a few pain meds they could give me, and they were not controlling the pain very well. So my nurse gave me a Therma Care to put on my incision to help with the pain.. I forgot that after a section you have numbness from the nerves being cut... I just liked how the heat felt. The end result was I ended up with some blisters above my incision site! They are 2nd degree burns! I was less than happy as was my OB. I get to see a dermatologist now to follow up... But other than that, we are doing great!
The baby was 6 lbs 12 oz, he is very feisty and loves to eat. I had my DH with him the entire time just to make sure he was never offered a bottle and his foreskin was not retracted. I am just so glad my whole section is over and now I get to enjoy the baby!!
Sending easy labor vibes to all of you ready to go!!!
Edited by audmommy - 3/4/11 at 5:28am