My little girl was due on July 28. It just so happen that my Dr. was going to be out of town that weekend..I didn't want to risk going in to labor and him not being there. So we decided to induce labor. I was already dilated at 2 and that past week had real contractions. So went in at 10:00pm the 27th they started me on the drip at 10am on the 28th after my cv was thinned out. All was going well I was dilated at 4or5 when they broke my water and upped the drip... After that I felt the need to get an epe. At this point the contractions where coming pretty hard.. So after everything kicked in and I could breath again.. The babies heart rate dropped a little, they strap an oxg mask on me! But everything still going good.. Well Got up to 7 cm when the worst happens! Babies h.r. drops to the 40s! Next think I know there's nurses rushing working on getting the babies h.r. back up... They kick everybody out of the room but my husband.. My Dr comes in..It was around 5:30.... Basically .. ever contraction causes her hr to drop a little... I trust my Dr and he knew how much I didn't want a c-section.. He said if it was his baby he would want to get her out, not knowing what was causing it to drop an risking brain damage...So as any mother knows.. I was beside my self.. crying.. and scared to death something was going to happen to my baby! So I opt for the c-section..
So moments later while still upset, but calmed down a little, with hubby by my side into the OR we go... They put the sheet up, and strap my shaking arms down.. My hubby holding my hand... They test to see if I could feel anything.. so far so good.. Then out of no where I have this sharp, stabbing, words really can't describe pain!! I guess the further down they cut the more I could feel.. I remember telling my husband to squeeze my finger as hard as he can! Me not being very mellow dramatic simply told my husband and the nurse by my head I could feel every thing, with tears pouring down my face... The nurse stared down the tube for the drip for my epp.. Come to find out it had run out!!!! So at this point they already had me half open.. Nothing they could have gave me that would not harm the baby would have helped at that point, or had time to kick in for that matter... All I remember was how I just wanted to get my baby out.. And fast!! Last thing I saw was the dr showing her to us and my husband being told to follow the baby.. And then a nurse telling me she was gonna give me some while they sowed me up... Then I woke up in recover 30 mins later... I felt like I had been kicked by a mule! My Husband brought me our little girl.. I was awake but just a little groggy.. They had knocked me out with a katamine(aka horse trank) so it wore off pretty quick..
So all the family poured in to see the baby... And then I was taken to a room.. Thank the Lord the Nurse only gave my baby a little sugar water untill I could recover enough to get her started breast feeding....
It's almost been 9 weeks now, my stomach finally eased up on hurting.. I'm a neat freak and have to stay busy so staying still for 6 weeks almost killed me! HaHa... To anyone thats going to have a planned unneeded C section don't do it... It takes way to long to recover and it makes it way harder to take care of you baby when home... Sure you can be super woman and bounce back to doing things right after you get home.. But you will pay for it later.. Trust me, I ran a goat ranch right up till I went into the hospital. I would have killed to get back outside sooner!
I'm going to try for a VBAC next time.. Want 4 kids and don't want 4 c-sections.
I'm sorry I've went off on a soap box!! HeHe
All that matters Is I have a precious baby girl, and I would go through all that all over again to have her.
Moral of story... Always make sure you epp is full! lol <-- glad I can laugh about it now!