Anyway, Here's baby Morgan's birth story. My Midwife stripped my membranes(april 21?) 4 days before having him. So I was in pre-labor til April 24. (Ya, I was dialted to 3cm with a bulging water sack- PAINFUL!). On April 24 I woke up at 5:30 a.m crying and just feeling terrible. Called the MW, she said to take a bath and eat something. Ya, right. Then I got the poop's : While on the potty I felt like I needed to throw up so I ran to the sink. As soon as I pucked my water broke. My DH called the MW. She said to go ahead and make it to her place. I live 30 mins away. The whole time I ws praying in the truck (outloud! ) to God asking that I wouldn't have this baby on the way. Besides trying to not panic to badly- everytime my husband went around a corner I'd gush out water. :
Finally made it there! MW didn't look like she was hurring to much. She was sitting outside sipping her coffee and playing with her two dogs. Here I come pucking and gushing water from the truck to her downstairs apartment to the birthing room. Talk about having to walk slowly.
Anyway, she got the bath ready for me- I wanted a water birth- but as soon as I got in I could tell that this wasn't going to work. My body structure inside wasn't ment to push babies out in water- It just wasn't the right angle. The MW checked me- I was at 8 cm's. She called her assistant. She shows up. So for two hours I stood up holding on to the MW's bedframe being loud. Then I was put onto the potty pushed for another hour. Morgan made it pass my pubic bone but he got stuck in my tissue muscles. The MW even asked me if I rode horses- I said no only when I was younger. Then I was switched to the bed and then back to the toilet then back to the bed. Finally I was able to have him. Ya, it did sting but not as bad as everyone told me it would be. The whole time I was thinking to myslef (while pushing) who does number 2 work for! In fact, I didn't feel anything- I didn't feel him moving down or his head popping out or anything. No pressure either. I just felt like I wasn't going anywhere. In fact, his head was out, they were working on him. All of a sudden he goes flying out. They barely had time to catch him. I call it the pop and flop method. They flopped him on me and then they started working on me. I had a major blood vessel pop, 2nd degree tears and a few stitches. The whole Time it took to have him was 5 1/2 hours. Thankgoodness for that. I was getting tired. I stayed at the MW's for another 6 hours then went home.
Since then I have been having issues with the whole healing process and trying to get Morgan to nurse. I have only really seen my MW once since that time. She hasn't even really checked me. I don't think I will do this again. I'm so ready to adopt next time. Anyway, I hope everyone else is doing better then me. Take care. ~ Rachel A.K.A boovert
Thank you for sharing your story. I'm not a part of your April group. I hope that you are able to find some additional support in your area. You had a quick birth that sounds like you are processing. On top of that learning to nurse your baby and take care of yourself physically. Keep writing her and get help. You need peaceful time to baby you and your baby.
Shane - Homeschooling mom to three boys (12, 1-, 8) and living the open life with my husband.
Sounds like you don't like your Midwife. That can affect how you feel about the whole experience.
I hope things get better and that you enjoy mothering Morgan!
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