Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: goldstream valley, Fairbanks AK
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I was 41 1/2 weeks, originally planned on a water birth but my blood pressure was so high the midwives were afraid I had toxemia. They checked my protein but it was normal, then sent me to a local crunchy ob anyway. She also checked for toxemia, again, nothing. She said there was no way I could get out of being induced, so I headed to the hospital after eating with my doula and my dh.
They would not let me eat.
They wanted me strapped to the EFM *at all times*(I walked around anyway).
They gave me an IV and had a *very* hard time finding my veins.
Then I was induced. I don't remember the name of the first drug used, only that it is used for abortion. That was 12 hrs down the drain. I was 100% effaced but I was not dialating. The ob broke my waters and put me on Pit. I dialated at the rate of about half-1 cm an hour. 24 hours later, I was still only 8 cm. Then they started talking about a C-Section, I started freaking out, the baby went into fetal distress and the next thing I knew it was the "only option".
He was backwards and had gotten stuck.
I am not bitter about my birth, only about what happened afterwards. Basically the baby lost a pound and a half, they pushed formula on him, etc but I kept on bf'ing because I knew that once we got home he would be ok. And we were.
Recently dh and I have been discussing having a second child(he wants them close in age, I'm not ready yet). I want an HBAC but a midwife who attends an HBAC in my state will lose her license...
SAHM to my wonderful constellation 5/2006 & northern light 1/2009