Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sweet home Alabama
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I had a diffcult labor, at least everyone tells me so. I had an overtired uterus after 72 + hrs of mild contractions but strong enough to wear me down. I had no meds, I had Pitocin when I asked for it. I never dialated past 6cm maybe 7. I halted for over thirty hrs. Since my girlie was never in distress I was allowed to try that much longer. I had a c section. My husband stayed outside while my doula was with me.
Everyone says it seemed hard. I only cried when I knew it would be a c section if I didn't dialte within another ten hours (they only wanted me to go 2 cm within ten hours and it never happened) because I was frustrated with myself.
I remember the whole time I talked, walked, listened to music and my mantra was "just keep swimming just keep swimming"
I still get shocked looks when I tell people I had a great birth, I had the best experience, I had good people who truely allowed me to try and do what I needed and then assisted when I aquienced to thier help.
but I had a happy go lucky catch p[hrase and good people around me...