Lucas Jonathan was born 11/26, weighing 9 lbs. 3+oz.
Baby and I are doing well. The birth did not go the way I wanted. 24 hours after my water broke I was still not in labor and baby and I were beginning to show signs of trouble. We made the decision to go to the hospital, our midwife accompanied us. I was given a low dose of pitocin to start labor, which worked, it was later turned off. After several hours I felt like I was in transition, a new doc came in to check me and said I was 6-7cm and baby was still high. This was very discouraging. Shortly after this I began feeling pushy. The nurse kept telling me not to push, my midwife told me to go ahead if I felt like it. The doctor came in and told me not to push and started talking c section. Without even checking me! My midwife asked her repeatedly to check me, she didn't want to because it was impossible! For me to be complete. My body was pushing uncontrollably by this time. I'm actually glad I was laying on my side I think, if I had been standing he would have come even faster. And it was very quick, hard to adjust to as it was. when she finally did the baby was crowning and coming fast. He did have his hand up by his head and got a little stuck when it was time for the shoulders (probably because of the arm being up), and his heart rate was dropping. So it ended with a classic tv scene of doctors yelling push! Push harder! Don't stop! Not the peaceful home water birth I wanted... His agar was 5 at birth, but was 9 at 5 minutes. He recovered quickly and is perfectly healthy. I ended up with one tiny tear on my cervix, but no stitches were needed.
This doctor I ended up with was horrible! My worst nightmare, rough painful cervix exams, loved reaching her hands up inside of me (she decided she needed to scoop the blood and clots out of the way so she could get a good look at my cervix to look for tears! I'm only amazed she didn't give me stitches just to be right about my pushing too soon), very active management of the third stage (cord traction! Can you believe it? I couldn't stop the pit they gave me, but I objected to that and she began rough uterus massaging instead) and then thought herself wonderful for being right about my losing too much blood. Which she may have been, but I think it was at the very least exaggerated by if not caused by her actions.