Things were going great at home until my water broke and I suddenly had that strange mother's intuition that something was wrong. The intensity was such that I couldn't ignore it and we went straight on the 30 minute drive to the hospital. I was at 5cm and when they checked me they could feel the cord tight against the top of his head. When I would contract his heart rate would go down to the 50's and then after right back up to normal. The doc was willing to let me try every position I could to get things to change as long as we didn't have 3 contractions in a row where the heart rate stayed low. I did lots of laying on my chest with my behind in the air trying to get him to go up and then come down without obstruction but after 5 hours he was so far up that my cervix had stopped at 6-7cm and no baby head pressure to help it along. I had the worst acid reflux of my life and I should get some sort of contortionist prize for crazy positions. I agreed with a sound mind to have the c-section. I feel completely fine about it because this time I was in control. (I had a c-sec with my first and then 3 HVBACs).
My big thought with all this is how many of you have been saying to always trust your instincts. Without this board, I'm not sure I would have trusted what I was feeling on the inside. Instincts don't feel the same as fear I discovered. I was completely calm when I told my dh that we had to go.
Thank you all for your support and advice these last months. My pubic symphysis pain is improving already as well.
God Bless you all,
Lee Ann in MN
Congratulations on the birth of your son and welcome to the world William!
Mama to 4 amazing little people, another little expected 3/6/12!
Avid Unassisted Birth supporter/Mama
Welcome to the world, sweet Liam
Oct 20 is a wonderful bday.
me, herding 5 critters a cat and a dog. DS 11/01, DS 10/04, DD 2/06, DS 5/07 and DD 9/10
We're remote ECing, unschooling, free ranging goat dairy farmers.
Also, like reducereuserecycle, your little William has my son's birthday!!!
Enjoy your babymoon!
Thank you for sharing your story. I've been having this crazy, inexplicable need to hire a MW and even though I keep telling myself I have to listen to my instincts sometimes I just want that UC status. : You've reminded me the most important thing is listening to my deepest knowledge.
Hope you are recovering well.
Lee Ann you are strong & ohhhhh so wise!
Thank you for telling us your story & also explaining how instinct vs. fear feels! Wishing you an easy recovery & lots of time to snuggle your new little guy.
"And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own." Margaret Mead
congratulations on your healthy baby, on your great intuition, and on the positive hospital, doctor, and c-section process that you faced!
lol contoritionist prize!
(1) more validity for the safety of UC - if we are in-tune to hear when there is a real reason for medical assistance = no sudden accidents
(2) fear vs. sound judgment. I think if we're ever doing something in haste, or with adrenaline, or lack of Love, we need to stop and think rationally before going any further.