On the 24 my contractions picked up to about 5 min apart. I was only 4 cm dialated, so me and dh decided to go for a walk. We were almost home when I thought my water broke. But when we got home, it was blood. So we left for the hospital.
They tried telling me that my cervix had dialated fast and that all the blood was from that (yeah, I'm not stupid thankyou)...after a very fast tramatic labor, my suspitions were confirmed that my placenta had started to pull away. My body did exactly what it should in that situation and I deliverd very quickly. The hospital staff was horrible, rude, pushy, ignorant. At one point I made it clear that I did not want the cord clamped and cut untill after delivery, unless absolutly nessesary...they argued with me saying, if we didn't clamp the cord the baby would bleed out.... I didn't want my water broke....their argument.."but, you can't deliver if the water hasn't broke"..... I usually don't push, I pant and let my body deliver the baby....instead I had three woman yelling at me to push and then as soon as his head was out they pulled him the rest of the way, then pulled my placenta out. I understand that they were concerned about the bleeding and wanted to get him out as fast as possible.
In the end we are both okay. I'm concerned about my uterus prolapsing, esspesially with how rough they were, and we will be taking our baby to the chiropractor and the ND this week for a full work up...I'm sure he is out of allighnment...I'm also thinking that we will have to take him to someone who can help put his skull in the right order, his head is really misshapen.
I am veryhappyto have him here. He is so precious. He weigh in at 7 lbs 2oz. He has lots of hair....most of it on his back...lol. He is so mellow and he kinda makes me think of a professor with the concerned look he allways carries. He is very snuggly, and a pro breastfeeder. We named him Barak Micheal. (Barak pronoucned "bear-ik").
My emotions are up and down right now. I know I made the right move by going to the hospital. I did need pitocin to stop the bleeding, and she did have to pull some clots out....but I'm depressed. This may be my last baby...I feel like I missed out on something. I've done my best to keep it in the back of my mind and just focus on my new bundle and my family...but I just feel like me and my husband were robbed of an experiance that could have been amazing. This is actually the first time that I've expressed how upset I've been about this. I want to talk to dh about it, but I don't know if he could understand.
Well, the booby beast is calling again, so I better run.