Ok I just found this link and need to tell my story. I got pg with ds#1 and felt great, I was working full-time and not having any problems until I was about 29-30 weeks. I woke up in the middle of the night with contactions. I drank about 40 oz's of water and they wouldn't go away off to the hosptial I went. I was have CTX every 3-6 min and they were up in the 100+ range, though I didn't feel that bad. I got the Mag and breathine shot. I was in the hosptial for 4 LONG days. I was sent home on bedrest. With Breathine pills to take every 4-6 hours and home monitoring. I wasn't allowed to go anywhere. Man was I bored
So at 34 weeks my OB takes me off the meds and I go into Labor (surprise!) We get to the hospital and they say, nope to early, baby is face up and stop my labor yet again and put me back on the Breathine (WTH was I taken off) So at 37 weeks I go off it again. Now in this time the contractions have done NOTHING for me. I go to the hosptial about 3-4 more times and get sent home. At 42 weeks they decide to induce. I got there and they did the cervical gel, which hurt BAD, I think it was in wrong. And I start progressing then they do the pit. I was ok, walking around watching the monitors, going to the bathroom, BTW I also had student nurses and trained them, yes I knew everyone VERY WELL. I go to the bathroom about 4:00 and my water breaks, it's green. I tell the nurse and she tries to tell me it is a bowel movement, umm NO. So they monitor me a bit more closely and I go on, I am dilating well when Joshua's heart rate starts dropping with each contraction, DH and I notice this, but the nurses just roll me on my side and give my oxygen. Yep doesn't help. So they call the Dr and he is worried about Josh, as I was, and say I can go a bit longer to see how we progress, I progressed well, I went from a 4 to an 8 in 20 minutes, Josh, not so well. Off to the OR we go, I am having CTX on top of CTX trying to handle it and I hear the Dr come in and ask if I am ready and teh Anth says yes, then I hear, no she isn't out yet don't cut! YIKES! Then I wake up in recovery, Josh was in NICU you as he had the Merc and I was stuck in recovery as my bp had sky rocketed after the surgery. This was around 11 pm. I finally got to hold Josh at about 5 in the morning and started nursing
I have to say the nursing staff was WONDERFUL. They supported me in everyway. I am just a bit upset about the progression
DS#2 -- I went with a planned one. Started with the same OB and he wanted me to try VBAC, but I was unsure. PLUS my scar is a bit below belly button to PAST my pubic bone, I guess the OB that did my C/B is famous for this. Well then 2 mo after we find out I am pg, DH gets sick and we get told he has cancer, he doesn't but does have sarcoid. Then my company gets bought out, and my OB QUITS!!!!! So I move to someone else in the practice, who unbeknownst to me is new. With the stress and such we opt for the planned c/b. Get there the day of it and get going. I had a spinal and off we went. I loved being awake for it and feeling the tugging of Zach coming out
HE was perfect, but they thought he was 3 weeks early. Nope sorry, I KNOW when I got pg. He was stuck in special care as he was having problems breathing. I FORCED them to take me to him 2 hours after surgury so I could know he was OK. Dr didn't like that. THEN they tried telling me I couldn't nurse on the morphine, I BLEW a gasket. Next day I am still on ice chips at noon! Dr was like oh yeah you can eat, BTW won the bfing battle! Next day, no visit from the Doctor I was steamed. Needless to say I went back to him only twice. Once for my post-partum and then once because of PPD. He then told me he doesn't treat PPD and would I like to be admited to the hospital until someone can see me???? Ummm No just need something to help with anxiety. Now I have a wonderful OB who takes time to talk to me and listens to what I say. As for if I might try for a VBAC, Don't know will have to think about it.
Man I feel much better and HUGS to EVERYONE!