Good day Stella,kept saying I'll send my LRD since but kept postponing as my baby does not give me much time to myself. Am typing directly on my phone in a haste as my baby is sleeping so pls pardon any gbagun and permit some abbreviations.
My LRD is more like a testimony and am writing this to encourage one or two people that are about to 'visit' or going to 'visit' the "favour" room. Got married November 2015 and after a month a took in. As a first timer now I was so anxious and curious about labour that I read,researched and Google anything that has to do with labour,I must say that the LRD segment really helped to boost my morale, I was always looking forward to it.
Back to the story,at 7 weeks pregnancy I went for scan and was told that I had 2cm ovarian cyst growing and doc said if it grows further might need to operate on it, I say na lie o.I was so scared at that point but I just kept faith alive that all will be well, after some weeks I went back for scan and lo cyst had disappear thus pregnancy journey continued smoothly. No vomiting, no usual sickness,the only issue was my very high sense of smell,I could smell things several miles away and I get easily irritated, my taste bud was something else couldn't get the real taste of food,at times I end up over salting food,and the heart burn I experienced no be here it was so strong,I read that those that experience severe heart burn will have hairy baby,it was true for me cos my baby came out very hairy.
At 35 weeks I went for another scan and was told my baby is 3.6kg and if I don't watch it my baby is going to be big and may tear me as first baby, Stella I was so scared eh! I dreaded that tear cos have heard so many stories about it,I told one of my church member and she gave me the book supernatural child birth,I used it as a "prayer guide".
At 37 weeks doc said my baby is ready to come as she was already lying low and I started expecting, I waited till 40 weeks no show and then I started panicking, I was advised to walk long distance and climb stairs, mate with hubby and all that but s3x was the last thing cos I was so irritated that hubby couldn't get close so I opted for walking. 40 weeks 2 days I walked like my life depended on it,that day still, no show then came the 3rd day I woke up to urinate then saw something like mucous I quickly googled it and read its the show but that labour may not come till 3 days to a week for some people. Then I relaxed few hours later I started feeling a kind of mild cramp,you won't believe that with all my waiting,anxiety and expectation, it didn't occur to me that that might be the onset of labour.
I went about my normal activities,cooked 3 different soups, by then my taste bud has normalized, after cooking I went to church that was around 6pm,finished around 8pm then my pastor's wife looked at me and asked if all was well,I said am fine that nothing, she said I didn't look it and I said I just felt mild pain once in a while I didn't even remember to time it then she asked if I planned on going to see the doc I said no then she adviced I go just to be on a safer side, I told my husband I was not going then latter I changed my mind and asked that we go to the hospital, I was even telling him that it won't take up to 5 mins that he'll see.
We got to the hospital and doc said he need to check that I should lie down thinking he'll just press my tummy and check heart beat like they used to during ante natal, lo he worn hand glooves and told me to spread my legs and I was like wetin happen he said he was to check that I all the LRD stories about checking the cervix just flashed through as i read that its very painful, I spread my legs and closed my eyes and within seconds he said I should come.
Stella,honestly I no feel any pain and lo and behold he told me I was 5cm gone and that I should be taking to the labour ward and came out to where my husband was waiting and I just smiled he taught we were asked to go home and I told him what the doc said and that he should go and bring my things it was like a joke. I was taking to the ward and had to wait for my husband we waited o, he came back unusually late and I couldn't reach him as he went with my phone when he came he said he stayed to eat...I just laughed.
I was asked to change to a wrapper and walk around after like one hour I was checked and was 7cm that was when the real pain for me started but I was still calm and God made it bearable, the nurse was so surprised and kept asking if that was my 1st,I said yes and she found it hard to believe that was around 11pm around 12pm I told the nurse I felt like pooing and then she checked and said I was 9 or 10cm I was not hearing clearly at that time. I was taken to the labour room and was asked to push once I feel a strong contraction,my husband was allowed into the labour room as it was only one nurse to attend to me so he was there all through every thing.
I told my husband to hold my head and I pushed but the nurse said no that's not how to push that was I not taught in ante natal class I was like madam leave story, then she asked my husband to leave my head and that I should fold my leg on look directly on my tummy and push with all my strength once I feel the strong contraction again, the nurse said she'll have to give me a small tear that she's sorry like it's compulsory for all first time mum to have a tear, I didn't even know when she tore me, all these happened within few seconds then contraction came again and I did as she said and lo my princess came out weighing 3.5kg and then she asked me to cough hard,I did and the placenta just came out. I have much to say but I'll stop here. Sorry for the long epistle. Thanks for reading.
Congrats babe and kisses to your princess.