..When the Labour pain starts and you refuse to scream...
You already know you are loved by many, so all accolades aside, you are doing a fantastic job.
I had placenta previa until 7months of my pregnancy, so I was always experiencing bleeding up to 7months and sciatica on my right leg that would make me scream when the pain starts (its like someone stabbing you with a knife on the same spot).
So my son decided to stay in "hotel womb" for 41 weeks 5days and my doctor advised we schedule an induction in the coming days. I went home praying for natural labour for 2days but for where, bobo was enjoying the services provided in Radisson blu (womb branch).
On the day of the induction, hubby and I got into one silly argument and we drove to the hospital. As soon as I saw my doctor, my heart started beating so fast(I was scared duh), we proceeded to the theatre as my doctor wanted to try old method of a balloon catheter.
As soon as I saw the instrument, I said I am not interested. Doctor started pleading and even called hubby to speak to me. Eventually I agreed. The insertion was so painful and dear doctor still used me as lab rat for the nurses showing them the cervix and all.
Well I walked around the hospital with dh for 5hours and yet no contraction and cervix still closed. All the pain for nothing (you have to be kidding me). Then iv line was set for oxytocin and dear God after 1hour the pain came like a mighty rushing wind. Luckily, I had been listening to hypnotherapy and hynobirthing from the 20th week of my pregnancy so I just zoned out.
The contractions were crazy, the nurses and doctor said I should scream but I had zoned out. I would only tap my foot on the floor and they will just see tears rolling down my eyes once in a while. Later I told dh to pour very cold water on my back and it helped with the pain.
when I was at 8cm, I was moved from the private ward to the birthing room and the pain trippled, stella I came out of my zone and threw up (3rd time). I became very weak and then the doctor burst the amniotic bag. Then I felt a need to poo and sorry TMI I started yelling I want to sh*t and the doctor said madam please go ahead, I said I can't do that here in front of my husband, she said just push and in 10minutes my baby was born.
The doctor asked dh to cut the cord but I guess he was dazed from the entire birthing experience. The nurses cleaned my baby and placed him In my arms and lol the first thing I did was count his fingers and toes and then a love I never knew just enveloped me and then I burst into tears. All the tears I didn't cry during contraction came rushing.
My son is over 4, we are still believing God for another baby and everyone calls him mummy's boyfriend or handbag and my dh has been the best dad and husband.
To every woman TTC her first, I pray God grants your desire. Amen
WOW...Off to read what hypnobirthing and stuff is...