Hi my experience was awful!
My induction was started on weds night, and mild pains started early hours of thurs morning. The labour ward was very busy but i was taken down there for a second lot of gel. Then it started, contractions came thick and fast but very low pain nothing above my belly button. But I didnt really know what to expect as it was my first baby.
I didnt see a midwife much all day and was told i was 3 cm but babys head wasnt low enough. At 8 pm Thurs night a midwife came in and said the ward was closed, I wasnt progressing further than 3 cm, i needed to have my waters broken but they didnt have the staff !!!!!!
I was left having these contractions (again not even as high as my bellybutton) very very painful 2 -3 mins apart with no progress for 8 hours before someone finally came to break my waters.
We were finding it very difficult to keep track of babys heart rate without being on the bed but i was in way to much pain to lay down, so it was suggested i have epidural to have pitocin and stay on bed to be monitored. I was then stuck on the bed with an epidural that didnt work in agony.
Doc came in and said I had to be 7 cm dilated by 12 o clock or we were going to theatre but when 12 o clock came around and i wasnt 7 cm he said give it until 2 oclock. They tried getting a clip on babys head to check he was ok but struggled and they tried 5. They were then taking blood samples and testing them. My mum (birth partner) had had enough and called doc back in. I was 8 cm dilated and felt a need to push, i felt my body was pushing and i couldnt stop it. Midwife said i wasnt to push but doc said i was fine to push. Then all of a sudden there was a big rush doc pushed a piece of paper for me to sign in front of me and said we were going to theatre to try forceps and if not then a c section.
Once in the doors of theatre I was moved from one table to another and all of a sudden some reached over from behind me, put a mask over my face and said i need to put you to sleep your having a c section. I cried so much it was awful.
When i came around i was having a blood transfusion, after losing 2.5 litres of blood. I tore my uterus and my son was in intensive care. He was born at 2:02pm and I didnt see him until 10pm that night. Harry spent a week in intensive care and i was in hospital for 5 days and had to go home two nights without my boy.
At my post natal 6 week check I was told that my uterus tore due to prolonged labour. The fact that my son being in intensive care could have been prevented if the hospital had enough staff or if the doctor had made the call sooner makes me sick. I was also told that due to the tear im not safe to have a vaginal birthand have to have another section if i had another baby and to not get pregnant until harry is at least a year old to give my uterus time to heal.
I would rather c section with my next child rather than risk being left again and having my baby suffer because of it. I does worry me a bit tho that i would be goin in for that operation and pain again but babys wellbeing comes first. I think the section itself was too bad it was just all of the other issues coming together. Both me and my husband missed the birth of our first child.
Dont mean to worry anyone. I think a planned section must be better than a rushed one. Think it did me good writing this and has made me want to get my complaint in to the hospital. 7
Thank you for reading!! xx