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Non-ideal, non-traumatic, UC transfer

post #1 of 40
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not willing to share this with this community any longer


Edited by sapphire_chan - 8/26/13 at 9:22am
post #2 of 40
Sounds like she may not have been well-positioned when labor started.

So much of what you post reminds me of my labor, although it didn't last as long. I also ended up with interventions I hadn't planned on, but in retrospect I think all of the decisions made were absolutely the best decisions given the circumstances, and it sounds like the case for your story, as well. And, all is well that ends well. Healthy babe + healthy mom = WIN!

Sounds like you really had your head together during it all despite the agony of back labor, too. Congratulations on your daughter - what a lovely name. Enjoy your babymoon!!
post #3 of 40


Welcome Lina.

What a beautiful name you gave her.
post #4 of 40
Sorry it didn't work out. But glad everyone is here and healthy and it wasn't horrible. sounds a lot like my first UC, actually, except mine was a little shorter. I wouldnt have made 36 hours.
for me, "active" labor starts from the FIRST contraction.....I've never understood all the stories about how women DO things in "early" labor...like bake stuff, go shopping..even just sit and watch a movie..heck, even just TALK. From contraction 1, both times now, my contrax are PAINFUL and require full-on concentration, and the entire time between them to regroup before another one hits....it's like being in transition the ENTIRE labor...there is no "easy" part. I too remember my first UC, and after hours of painful, awful labor, and feeling like i was gonna throw up and thinking it HAD to be transition and it HAD to be nearly over...i checked..and I was like 4cm.

so..you are not alone. I have vowed that at a future labor, i'm taking a sleeping pill and a bunch of wine when contractions start, LOL!
Welcome new little Hoosier!
post #5 of 40
Sounds a lot like my first birth except that Corbin got stuck and I had a c-section. I've never experienced "normal" labor, so I don't know how back labor compares, but I remember thinking "I can't do this anymore" when I was at about 3 cm, and thinking very unpleasant things about Bradley and his technique.

Congratulations on your little girl!
post #6 of 40
Congratulations! :
post #7 of 40
Congrats! She has a BEAUTIFUL name :
post #8 of 40
Congratulations, I'm glad things went well at the hospital. Lovely name, too!
post #9 of 40
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Ironically, I did have about 10 hours of early labor, and baked pretzels. The 45 hours is from after that.

And it wasn't actually back labor, just contractions I felt mostly in my back.

Oh, and get this--her position? OA That's right. Her reason for not coming out was that she just didn't want to. Silly child.
post #10 of 40
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And it wasn't actually back labor, just contractions I felt mostly in my back.

Oh, and get this--her position? OA That's right. Her reason for not coming out was that she just didn't want to. Silly child.
Isn't that the definition of back labor?

Good for you that she was OA though - that probably helped you avoid a c-section.
post #11 of 40
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Isn't that the definition of back labor?

Good for you that she was OA though - that probably helped you avoid a c-section.
Apparently with back labor the back pain continues in between contractions. I was at least getting 30second to 10min breaks.

Oh yeah, that was another thing, the ctxs were irregular for the entire labor.
post #12 of 40
OMG Lina is beautiful. :
post #13 of 40
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Apparently with back labor the back pain continues in between contractions. I was at least getting 30second to 10min breaks.
Huh, I don't know about that. I didn't have back pain in between contractions. The contractions WERE back pain. I always figured that counted as back labor.
post #14 of 40
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Huh, I don't know about that. I didn't have back pain in between contractions. The contractions WERE back pain. I always figured that counted as back labor.
Well yeah, that does make more sense. My limited reading was done in between ctx and was super vague. I just got it into my head that some back pain was expected and the line was whether it continued between ctx. But that's silly cause then why all the descriptions of how the uterus feels during ctx??
post #15 of 40
I don't know about you, but I didn't feel anything in my UTERUS. :P Sorry, kind of busy with the sensation of my spinal cord being slowly sawed in half. :

Oh, and btw, she's beautiful!
post #16 of 40
Congratulations!! I was in TAO and noticed your name not around...so I looked to see if you had your baby.
She is sooo cute.
Enjoy her..i know you will. :
post #17 of 40
Your experience sounds so much like my birthing experience, 40hr plus labour with a hospital xfer...

I am so happy for you! Congratulations!! Lina Violet is exquisite! Enjoy your new baby mama!
post #18 of 40
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I don't know about you, but I didn't feel anything in my UTERUS. :P Sorry, kind of busy with the sensation of my spinal cord being slowly sawed in half. :

Oh, and btw, she's beautiful!
After the nubain I started getting some uterus sensations. And after the epidural I didn't feel anything in my back which was soooooo nice. But I could still feel uterine responses.
post #19 of 40
congrats
post #20 of 40
Congrats!!!:
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