Pregnancy
  • D
  • over 1 year ago

On Thursday we came to the hospital for lack of fetal movement...

So Thursday night (7/2) we came to the hospital for lack of fetal movement. Baby turned out to be ok but doctor wanted to induce at that point due to the fact that I was already full term. I’d already been having some contractions earlier that night so we decided to move forward with it. At 6am Friday morning (7/3) I started on medicine to help soften my barely dilated cervix. After 12 hours of that I started on pitocin. This is where my nightmare began. My LO wasn’t too happy about the induction so the positions I was able to lay in were greatly limited. I wanted as close to a natural birth as possible so I planned to give birth without the use of an epidural. That was later determined to be impossible by my doctor when she saw that despite having been on pitocin for about 12 hours I wasn’t dilating past 6cm. So as much as I didn’t want to I sucked it up and did what was best for both me and baby and got an epidural. I did this in the hopes that it would let me relax enough for my body to resume natural labor. Unfortunately that wasn’t going to be the case😒 Eight hours after receiving the epidural my cervix was still only 6cm dilated so the doctor wanted to move forward with me getting a caesarean. I agreed and then next thing you know I’m being wheeled down to the OR. A short while later on 7/4 at 1:11pm I was looking at my son in all his almost 9 pound glory lol My SO was by my side the whole time being so supportive. I’m a little upset that I didn’t get the birth experience I had originally planned but at the end of the day I couldn’t be more blessed to have my little family here together ❤️🥺
  • C
  • over 1 year ago

Congratulations - you’ve done an amazing job!! This is so similar to my birth story. I was emotional about the way it turned out, but I kept reminding myself that my ultimate birth plan was to have a healthy baby and be a healthy mom.

  • D
  • over 1 year ago

I’ve been doing the same honestly

  • D
  • over 1 year ago

Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts! It’s also nice knowing that I’m not alone in my experience 😊💙

  • D
  • over 1 year ago

Unfortunately this is a very common birth story :( I'm sorry your birth did not go as planned, but congratulations on your sweet little boy.

  • N
  • over 1 year ago

He was just preparing you for life! Starting now nothing will ever go as planned

  • M
  • over 1 year ago

Similar to what happened to me, i’m 2 days postpartum. 18 hours of INTENSE contractions (was induced for reduced movement and gestational diabetes) the induction was a fail. Didn’t dilate to even 1cm, baby was back to back and his heartbeat was dropping with every contraction. Emergency c section in the end! At that point though i was just so happy to get him out safely. Congratulations!! It does suck when things change although you have a gorgeous baby you can now enjoy💙

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