(Closed) Just for fun, tell me about the birth of your first baby! :)

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@alicewhite87:  I puked too!  I think I was 5 or 10 minutes into pushing when I did

Post # 48
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What was your due date? 12/24/13 Christmas Eve!

What date was LO actually born? 12/22/13 

What was the baby’s weight/length? 8lbs 10oz and 21″ I’m glad he didn’t go any later or i would have had quite a large baby on my hands!

What was your first indication that you were going into labour? For a couple nights before I actually went into labor i was having mild / moderate cramps (just like period cramps) Then the morning I went into labor they were stronger and my body did the whole “clearing itself out thing” so I knew it was the real deal. That started around 3:30am but didn’t get intense enough for me to wake my husband until about 5:30am I got to the hospital around8:30 and had him just before 10am.

How long were you in labour? About 6 hours – which shocked me I expected a super long labor (or at least the typically FTM labor of 12 hours) which actually ended up tricking me into thinking I had a lot more time then I did! 

What interventions were used, if any? No interventions but I will say I did do a lot of the old wives tales to kick start labor (i really wanted to have the baby before Christmas) I ate Pineapple the days before i went into labor (like 3 entire pineapples!) and I took 2 capsules of EPO, I tried to be active but I was really uncomfortable so I wasn’t really super active. And i got a shot of pit post birth because of some excessive blood loss.

Did you use any drugs/medication during birth? No, I wasn’t even hooked up to a hep lock. The hospital was really great about everything – although mostly it was because I got to the hospital fully dilated! This was not my intention at all but it worked out great.

Did you have a birth plan and if so, was it used successfully? Yes, but I had 3 birth plans “an ideal plan” which was followed without any drama or complaint – They read it and followed it but most of the things on the plan are the general practices of the hospital like skin to skin, delayed cord clamping, not asking about pain levels etc. I also had an augmentation / induction plan and a c-section plan. I think it’s really important to research all your options. I learned so much about things I could ask for that the hospital was fine with but wouldn’t have mentioned. Such as knowing how much pit I wanted and what drugs I would refuse outright (cytotec) and not having both my arms restrained if i were to have a c-section

Do you have any regrets about how the birth went and would you do anything different next time?  No, I wouldn’t change anything I really had the best birth for me. But next time I will not expect a long labor I seriously thought I was going to have the baby in the parking lot for a minute there. Also I would try to keep my eyes open for the birth – i tried but I couldn’t concentrate enough on the pushing so I had to close them.

Do you have any relaxation techniques to share? I learned all the physically sign posts in my Bradley class which helped me know where I was at in my labor and I used the hypnobabies home course cds for relaxation which actually did help me. Mostly reminding me to breath and stay relaxed and basically just get out of my own way so my body and baby could do what they needed to do. (Not saying that if everyone just relaxed all births would be easy! haha this is just what worked for me) Also taking each contraction as it’s own and not looking ahead to the next one. Just get through one (each time) if that makes sense.

Worst part of giving birth? I wouldn’t say anything was the worst per say but because I went to the hospital so late I was bearing down already and lots of stuff was coming out which was pretty gross. Thank god I read on here to buy depends (I REALLY did not think I would ever, ever, wear those things but thank god I had them for the trip to the hospital!) Oh I also did not enjoy them uterus “massage” or the stitching up my small tears yikes! The midwife said that she thinks that part is worst for women who go natural and the easiest for women who have an epi. 

Best part of giving birth? Having my baby of course! The feeling of accomplishment and relief and being able to move around again – the last part of my pregnancy was very painful so it was great to have my body back! The whole thing was surreal. I felt like David at the dentist “Is this real life?!)

Any tips for other first time mamas?  Make sure your husband or birth partner knows your wishes because you may find yourself unable to talk! i had a lot of conversations with people in my head but couldn’t say much out loud. If your scared try reading as many positive birth stories as possible and remind yourself that things can go great instead of things can go bad. 

 

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Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Aww, I love this thread! I can’t wait to add my story in about 12 weeks!

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What was your due date? April 26th

What date was LO actually born? May 5th

What was the baby’s weight/length? 20 inches. 8’8

What was your first indication that you were going into labour? Lots of pitocin.

How long were you in labour? Active labor? 6 hours.

What interventions were used, if any? Pitocin and Wheel of Fortune.

Did you use any drugs/medication during birth? only Pitocin. Otherwise all natural.

Did you have a birth plan and if so, was it used successfully? Birth plan, yes? Utilized, no.

Do you have any regrets about how the birth went and would you do anything different next time? No regrets.

Do you have any relaxation techniques to share? Focal points worked for me.

Worst part of giving birth? The pain. Lol  delivering the placenta. I thought I was done after the baby!

Best part of giving birth? My healthy boy.

Any tips for other first time mamas? Choose a plan that works for you, and your family. Don’t be afraid to say no. And have a food runner, hospital food generally sucks.

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Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

What was your due date? November 3, 2011

What date was LO actually born? October 26, 2011

What was the baby’s weight/length? 7lbs and 19in

What was your first indication that you were going into labour? When my water broke

How long were you in labour? 18 hours

What interventions were used, if any? Pitocin

Did you use any drugs/medication during birth? Epidural but it wore off

Did you have a birth plan and if so, was it used successfully? Didn’t really have one

Do you have any regrets about how the birth went and would you do anything different next time? None at all

Do you have any relaxation techniques to share? Just try to breath

Worst part of giving birth? the stitches afterwards

Best part of giving birth? Holding my beautiful baby

Any tips for other first time mamas? Just stay calm during labor and breath. Good luck!

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

What was your due date? 8/31/2013

What date was LO actually born? 8/26/2013 8:45 PM

What was the baby’s weight/length? 8lb 11oz 20 1/2 inches.

What was your first indication that you were going into  labour? I was induced, but having BH.

How long were you in labour? 15 hours and 45 minutes.

What interventions were used, if any? Pitocin, they broke my water, epidural, CSection.

Did you use any drugs/medication during birth? Epidural and then a spinal for the CS.

Did you have a birth plan and if so, was it used  successfully? My plan was to get the baby out healthy. And it was successful.

Do you have any regrets about how the birth went and would you do  anything different next time? Yes. I cry about it at least once a week. I wish I would have never agreed to an induction. I wish I wouldn’t have gotten an epi until I was at least at a 7. I got it when I was at a 5. After I got it, labor slowed down. I was at a 7 for 5 hours with no progress. Then his heart rate started dropping, so they took him via CS. It was all very traumatic. I never knew HOW MUCH I wanted to push a baby out of my hoohah. Now, I have to find a VBAC friendly OB if I want to attempt a VBAC. There are only three in the state that I have found :(. Otherwise, I have to have a repeat CS for the next births.

Do you have any relaxation techniques to share? Honestly, the most relaxing thing to me was just having Darling Husband there during the day. There weren’t any visitors coming in and out, it was just me and my husband, enjoying the last hours together as a family of 2.

Worst part of giving birth? How much I hurt after having the CS. I wasn’t prepared at all for it. I thought I would just have a vaginal and it would be all good.

Best part of giving birth? Feeling my water break.

Any tips for other first time mamas? Trust your instincts!!!

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