Hello Stella and hello to you bvs. Where do I begin with my labour room experience?
I'll start with the pregnancy it was full of drama, found out I had fibroid during pregnancy and turns out I had 5, 2 on my cervix which would prevent normal delivery, so accepted my faith that I'll be having caesarian section.
I remember my first throwing up at exactly 6 weeks I was like yay I'm pregnant and enjoying the symptoms,if only i knew the drama that will come with it lolz, threw up until I was about 25weeks lost a stone, was admitted for being dehydrated.
Fast forward to my last scan I was told the fibroid on my cervix has disappeared and I was excited that at least I can attempt a natural birth( hey nothing wrong with c-s) fast forward to 39 weeks saw my midwife and she promised me a membrane sweep the next week if baby isn't out, by 40.2 weeks I saw blood (apparently the show) went to hospital and they sent me back home saying it's my show, 40.3 went to midwife and she said since I'm bleeding she can't do a sweep anymore but the blood looks more than usual and I should go back to hospital ( by the way labour pain had started to kick in but not frequent enough)
Anyway went back to hospital and they sent me back home saying it's the show and I'm not dilated at all, 40.4 pain has intensified like I'm screaming in my home can't do anything at all, had 3 warm baths at this point pain wasn't easing, rang the non emergency line and I couldn't talk as the pain was hell, hubby takes over the phone and the doctor that was dealing with us could hear me screaming and said I should go back in to hospital and if I have to go 12 times I should keep going.
So packed myself to hospital again they checked me and I was 1cm dilated, darn I was crying at this point, they gave me a canister of gas and air but didn't do shi shi for me, they put me in a room but like a lounge and I was sharing with someone else so it's like a competition who could scream the loudest, the woman came and left chai!
So a midwife checked me again same thing 1cm.. so I begged her and she said the doctor has agreed that they will induce me oh was i happy, hmm 40.5 no doctor or consultant has come to see me, bare in mind i haven't slept or eaten since I came to hospital cause the pain wakes me up so I gave up on sleep, 40.6 still no doctor but they checked to see how dilated I was, erm wait for it...1cm
I mean my heart was shattered like WTH one stupid doctor came and was having a go saying it's normal to go through all this as per first child but I knew this wasn't normal but no one seem to be listening to me.. I could hardly walk, I kept telling them I feel like my vajaja was going to fall off, by evening I have given up on life, screaming no one gave me attention oh lol!
Eventually my mother said let's go for a walk I'm like me I can't walk oh, eventually I started walking round the ward but as pain comes I'll stop and be screaming haha, eventually a midwife said go to that room let me check you boy was I happy but then she checked and wait for it....1cm
In my head I'm like Jesu. Eventually doctor came and said this has gone on enough let's break your waters n get things going. At this point I'm like thank you Jesus.
Got wheeled in to labour room. Put a catheter in, my waters got broken and epidural was administered and i was able to sleep for the first time for 3 hours oh. Midwife woke me up and they put drip to start labour, With drip nothing happened oh just 1.5cm, didn't feel much pain thanx to epidural, drip finished, they gave me another one and increased the speed, next thing about 5 specialist came in, told me they will come back in 30min to see if any progress, 30min still 1.5cm by the way this is 41week by now oh.
So they decided to check baby to see if he's in distress, in the process of doing that, a senior specialist came in and said no take her in for surgery now because it seem there's an obstruction somewhere!!
Next thing they are taking out drips and wheeling me into surgery, within 20min baby's out. The recovery was crazy I tell you but my joy knows no bound with my child. I pray for anyone who's waiting on the Lord, God will definitely make you smile .
So what was blocking?the fibroids or what?...Congrats and AMEN to your prayers for others.