Quick version: OB let us do breast pump, walking, squats until 6am Monday (29 hours after water broke) But labor still just wasn't strong enough that far past the rupture so I did go with some Pit. It was long, rough but amazing & wonderful all at the same time. I almost made it through the couple of bumps of pit without an epidural but in the end, I am convinced the epidural ended up allowing me to relax enough to surrender & open up the rest of the way because of how exhausted I was after no sleep for 2 nights.
Posted the full story in the VBAC thread-very long read but I loved every minute of putting it down in writing...
Got home yesterday nice & early & we are feeling good
I think I am partially still in shock...lol. around 1am, DD1 woke up, came into our room & just as I lifted my head up to talk to her, i felt the warmth/wetness. Been having mild contractions for a little over an hour & just had a loose BM (sorry! tmi). I thought I might have seen a dark spot on tp earlier but i also had an EPO capsule inside me so im not sure if it was just that or blood tinged mucus.
I wish i could fall back to sleep but DH & I are both wide awake. Gonna watch some TV in bed for now...DD is back to sleep between us in our bed...
Eden Jade 18.08.06 & Saffron Jo 13.02.10
am having a hard time deciding what to do next though...my mom is an L&D nurse where I deliver & my OB is great-love her. They are both saying they would like me to head to the hospital sooner than later to keep an eye on baby's heartbeat & my temp. I just took my temp & it's 96.4...we can keep checking that at my Mom's but of course I am debating on when to go to the hospital so we can check the baby's heart rate???? OB is saying she will let me walk around all day/all night as long as my temp is normal & baby is tracing fine...and the nurses are all awesome-have known them for 20 years. I don't dread the hospital at all but my doula is urging me to just hang at my Mom's, eat, rest, walk there...not head over to the hospital until labor is established.
my mom doesn't have any gear at home for checking heart beat...just not sure what to do...when to head in...it will be 12 hours since water broke by the time we get there...hmmmmm??????
And as far as heading to the hospital... Do you have a feeling about it? Could you go just to get heart rate checked and then head back home?
Blair, mom to the amazing Nora (8/06) , sweet Anneliese (2/10) , and super Henry (8/12)
Stephanie, I hope you are just doing what feels right! To most, I would advise staying home as long as possible, but your situation is unique in that it seems the doctor and nurses know you well and will hopefully trust and listen to what you want.
(4/01, 6/07, & 12/09)
Passionate homemaking , , mama to Christopher (11/07), Evan (2/10), and Wyatt due in July!! In love with my amazing husband <3
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I almost made it through the couple of bumps of pit without an epidural but in the end, I am convinced the epidural ended up allowing me to relax enough to surrender & open up the rest of the way because of how exhausted I was after no sleep for 2 nights.
My first labor caused me to miss two nights of sleep, and by the end I was SO exhausted, and things went downhill from there. I'm glad you made it through and are now feeling good.
May you have a blessed babymoon!
Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls, a boy, and someone new in May '15! Forever remembering our loss (8/11)
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