Na wah...I have learnt so much from the LRD series that i can even qualify as a Doctor...lol
Hello SDK, i had my baby at 34 weeks. A week to my delivery, i went for antenatal and BP was extremely high(over 200), so i was admitted immediately. I was monitored for a week and on the scheduled day for the CS, the doctor mistakenly asked me to eat early which i did but when the main doctor came and said that it cant be done that day because i have eaten.
I was so stressed, kept moving up and down the room as i was scared of being cut open. I couldn't sleep all through the night, prayed all sorts of prayers, called my pastors to pray with me too. Then the following morning i woke early in anticipation to meet my lil man after 3 years of waiting, i was shaved and dressed up in the theater waiting (this is the part i hate).
The waiting alone can kill (lol) as i was tensed, the team of doctors came in and lightened up the environment as i relaxed a bit while they danced. They turned on the CD Player and 2 out of the 3 doctors started dancing in the theatre. Laff no gree me as i have never seen that side of them, rocking like they were in the club,me too was happy and became alive again, i was given spinal injections so that the pain wont get to me and then the surgery started.
It was good all the while, my baby was brought out and they gisted with me all through as they wouldn't want one to fall asleep. i rejoiced when i saw my baby and then they started stitching me up (thats when the wahala started). I saw the doctor struggling with something, and i looked up to the reflection from the florescent tubes and saw that i was bleeding seriously. I saw the doctor sucking out blood from my tummy(2 big hospital jars were full).
I almost became afraid but God took charge and everything went well afterwards, the doctors told me it was due to the case of multiple fibroid (after i went for surgery a year ago) and that they had to cut me from same spot i had 2 previous major surgeries. The surgery was completed successful, i was over excited that i kept gisting with my family and making phone calls that when the drugs wore off, all the pain met me awake. i was awake till about 12am that day but who cares when i have a beautiful baby boy with me.
I was also warned not to drink even water on the day i had CS,i no hear and quickly took one drop of water cos i was so tasty.after the CS i began to throw up that little water as if it was as ocean,it was so bad that the stitches broke,infact it was bad and i understood that when they say dont eat or drink dont do it..lol
Hello Stella. I'm so happy about this new labour room series you started because i've been meaning to write mine in my diary so i wont forget. This is my first baby and i had her almost a month ago (in a few days now she'll be a month). My baby came 8days after my edd but before she came, on my anc day my doctor had already told me that they are giving me 10 days after my edd that if she doesn't come they'll induce me.
I went and googled induction and saw that it wasn't really advisable for a primie except the case was serious and a friend told me that induction is very painful so i was scared and started praying and begging my baby to come out before the 10th day. One particular night i couldnt sleep i kept changing positions on the bed, in the morning i went to pee and show a little brown stain in my pantie, i was confused i knew i would see a show but i wasn't sure what i was seeing was it, because it was so tiny and not even stretchy. That same evening i wanted to have my bath and now felt something between my legs checked it and it was a big lump of brown sticky stuff, i was happy because then i was now sure it was the show i was seeing.
Pain didn't start till two days later after i have finished walking the 'walk of no return' nna ehh i walked sotey i wan faint then came back home and had my bath, na so menstrual like cramps started but it was not really painful just uncomfortable, i come dey doubt whether na the real thing or not. At about 2am after i had been bearing the pain for sometime my parents and husband decided it has do, oya come lets be going to the hospital but me i was stubborn and was saying no lets still stay let the pain increase but they refused and we got to the hospital around past 3am,. The nurse now checked me with her fat hand and rough way and said i was 2cm dilated, that i should go back home and come back in the morning. But a doctor came checked my tommy and said no that i should stay that my contractions were very strong. i was told i would be checked in 4more hours, so around 8am i was checked again this time by the doctor and he said i was 5cm dilated, they gave me another 4hours.
Around 12pm another doctor now checked and said i was 7cm dilated, i was like 'shuo, since then!?? ' Around 3pm i was checked again by the same doctor and he said i was 8cm dilated, by now i was angry in my mind like 'what is this now, why is the dilation now slowing down'. And let me tell you anytime my contractions come chai i would be turning on the bed, moaning mummy o, daddy o, babe o, because every one of them was there with me in the room.
My mum was there making mouth that during her own she does not make a sound, in my mind i was like 'that one na for your pocket o, if e pain me i shout', although truth be told i really tried to control myself and so didn't shout was just moaning and making little noises. At about past 4pm doctor checked again, i was still 8cm dilated, doctor now said 'ok o we are giving u pitocin, so that this labour can come and go so you can rest sef'.
Na so one of the nurses now told me 'don't worry now now now baby will come, it wont even be up to 5mins' i said 'ok o'. People of GOd immediately they put that pitocin in my iv, immediately the 1st drop dropped down..hian! Strong contraction in my mind i thought 'ok this is the normal one it would soon stop' but for where? It did not stop o, it was constant, no stopping no reducing no letting up, thats when i now ran mad i was turning and rolling on the bed, i used my hand to hit the wall at a point, i almost hit one of the nurses at a point, thank God i didn't.
My parents had already been told to leave the room then but my husband was allowed to stay. The man just stay for head of bed, was not saying sorry, was not rubbing my back, was not holding my hand. Just stand like statue for my back. I come dey wonder 'what is the use of this man in this room now ehh'?
Anyway at a point i told the nurses i wanted to ease my self they said okay stand up and ease yourself here in the dustbin. I bend for where, no urine came out, the nurse now said 'okay stand and lean on me', for where no urine came out they now said 'ok lie down back', after some few minutes i threw up on the floor, then the pressure like shit came and i was told 'oya push', nna ehh i pushed with all my might,nothing. they said 'push again' i pushed again they said 'ok we see the baby head push again' i pushed they said 'haa! open your legs wide,hold your ankles' i pushed the baby head came out a little, i think that was when maybe the nose was in the carnal, na im one nurse come dey shout 'blood of Jesus' blood of Jesus' the other nurse come dey speak in tongues and pressing my tommy the other one was pressing my vagina, i now pushed with all my might....when the baby came out sef i didnt know i just looked down and saw that they've brought out the baby i put my head back down, no strength to even be happy that my baby is out and alive, nurse come still dey put hand inside my vjay they bring out blood i was like 'hian it has not do'?
In my mind. She now said i had 2small cuts and i wouldn't have had if the baby had not stayed for long in the birth carnal. She now used syringe and was pricking me all over my vjay before she started stitching me up, i was just tired and wanted to be left alone. After everything i had my bath and was given my baby.. i just look her and give back to my mum, no strength to even carry the baby. Before i forget o gave birth at exactly 4.58pm and she was 3.5kg. I thank God for everything and the nurses, if not that they were very capable ehh and my parents who forced me to take long walks and husband who pushed me to take longer walks it wasn't easy at all
Child birth is something no one can explain.God is awesome!...