Hi Stella, I'm addicted to your blog like kilode!
You're doing such a great job! Keep it up!
My labour room drama goes thus...
I'm a mother to two boys born a year and half apart.
Had my first in 2014. Went to the doctor for antenatal at 39 weeks. Only for doctor to say my amniotic fluid is very low and will have to induce.
Didn't even get home, just went to grab something to eat and headed straight to the hospital.
Mum and hubby were with me. I was checked in, given pitocin to induce and for about 4hrs I wasn't feeling labour pains or contractions. Nurses came, checked me and was told labor was progressing well as I was already 4cm dilated. They asked if I was sure it was my first I said yes! (you know oyinbo now they were just praising me good job mummy).
Next thing Stella I started feeling menstral like cramps and then PAIN!
I started crying and begged for epidural. This was at 5.5 dilation. I was given the epidural and felt so much better within 10mins. However when I was about 8cm dilated, they came again and said they will give me another drip to neutralise the epidural as contractions are coming too fast and baby's heart rate is dropping. To cut the long story short within an hour I was fully dilated and it was time to push!
Mum was in a corner crying and praying (while I was pushing) while hubby was right in front of me saying ''anytime you push I see the baby's hair and he has so much hair''.
Next thing I heard from hubby was Omg baby are you poo -ing? (apparently I pooped) and I didn't even know. Had my bundle of joy on the 4th push! And that was when I started crying uncontrollably as I was overjoyed.
Fast forward to this year, towards the end of myriad pregnancy I was soo tired and frustrated that when I went for antenatal at 39wks plus I begged the doctor to induce me that I can't continue. He checked me and saw that I was already 2cm dilated and booked me for an induction the next day. I went to the hospital the next day and was induced. (this time hubby,mum and my son were in transit so I was all alone).
This time around I told them I wanted to go natural and didn't want to be given any epidural. pitocin drip was put, and contractions started within 2hrs. The pain was out of this world! I used the birthing ball, peanut ball, walked, sat, crawled, cried, stood, screamed, scratched but for where, no form of intervention was proposed. When I couldn't take the pain anymore after my tears had dried and I literally thought I was gonna die I begged for epidural but it was too late.
I was already 8cm dilated. I started crying and shouting and telling them this is it I'm gonna die! And they were saying you are not gonna die! Finally I felt pressure around my rectum and told them it was time I wanted to push! By d time they checked they could see the head. Time to push now I was so weak and felt I couldn't. Doctor, nurses, asistants were all begging.
Told them I was gonna poop! They said it's ok poop. Stella for every push I pooped! I was embarassed but at the same time I couldn't control it. Finally after what felt like forever I pushed my baby out and he was the most beautiful thing. This time I didnt cry though. I was just glad it was over. The massive episiotomy nko? No be here!
All in all I thank God sha but take it from someone that has tried epidural and natural abeg epidural any day.
Thanks for this platform Stella.
PS: sorry for the typos. In a hurry to feed baby
Stella i luv youu like kanye to himself keep it up.
So I have been reading labour room drama, the last one I read when the hubby fainted cracked me up like kilo de lol.
Now to my story hmmmmmmmm my bundle of joy was 2 weeks over due so I was induce wit a strip that was inserted into my Vijay. Contraction started like 30mins later, I was like mummy is this what labour is mehn women we can pretend sha I thought the pain will be worst than this, I kept bouncing on the ball I was given even making videos, mummy laughed and said my daughter if it start you will speak another language
I told mummy forget that thing because they say when induced it's more painful, I kept forming James bond not knowing what was ahead of me hahahhahahaha.
In like an hour I started speaking different language like mum said , then I started shouting that they should give me epidural, the nurses said I have to have dilated up to 5cm B4 epidural hmmmmmmmm see me come begin shout please do CS for me then my mum said God forbid begin kabash. I said ha mummy u want to kill me abi let dem do this CS.
The thing is I was dilating slowly like snail chimooooooo from no where shit begin catch me haaaaaaa, as I entered toilet mummy started shouting dont press ur self oooooooo as I no answer she bust enter carry me and was like
''you are not pressed it's the language I told u about''.
Immediately I was 5cm I was giving epidural and was told anytime I felt pain that I should press a button I guess to refill and immediately the pain stopped and then it took me 15 hours to get 10cm, I was thinking epidural slows down dilation in as much it's a life saver....
that doesn't mean I won't go for epidural again" me and epidural we are paddy for life, it's Bae.
So back to the process, when it was time to push I was told to stop pressing that button and then the pain started coming like no man's business na so I push for another 1 hour baby no gree come out this time mummy was crying at the same time praying....... then I was told they will have to do a forceps delivery for me and my mum was like please go ahead.
In like 30mins my baby girl, my peace , my heartbeat was out and all I could say was thank you JESUS. My mum wey done born seven was crying seeing all the pains. My mummy is amazing sha......
You should have explained forceps delivery..Make i enter ''gugul''