- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I wanted to share my birth story for my beautiful girl Abigail. I’m still at the hospital so I can’t post pics but trust me shes cute!
Monday I went in for a blood pressure test and was immediately admitted for pre-eclampsa. Mind you I didn’t really have any symptoms but my labs and my blood pressure was bad. So I guess headaches and swelling isn’t guarnteed.
I was pleased on Magnisum, which I guess for some people is horrible. Luckily I didn’t have a strong reaction to it. Then we also started with Cervidil. After 12 hours (now 1:30am) I was checked with not much dialation. They decided to wait till the morning to do something else. When the doctor checked me I was 3!!! He broke my water and we started potocin. Things were going well till 11am. With the magnsium I was limited to how I can manage my pain. I wasn’t allowed to walk around the hospital or shower. The contractions were strong and isolated to my hips, which I did not expect. I realized going natural was not going to work for me, so I decided to get an epideral.
The epideral was okay they had to try twice to put it in, but the pain relieve was great, and I still very much felt ready for delivery. By 4pm I was ready to push, and it only took 45 minutes!! I did bleed, so my blood count was low and was stuk in bed for the following 2 days getting blood tranfusions. They think because of everything my milk supply has been really slow. We were readmitted within 12hrs, beause of weight and jandice but we are supplementing, and hopefully can leave soon!!! I’ll post pics asap…