26 May 2015

My Labour and Delivery Story

Labor story

It has been 9 months since I gave birth to my beautiful little girl, Amelia, and before I forget, I want to share how she was bought into this world.

So here it is.

At around 10 o'clock, on the 15th of August, I had an appointment with my midwife, Julie. I choose to go through a midwife program at my hospital for my pregnancy care, basically that meant that I saw one midwife throughout my pregnancy and she also delivered my baby. Not all hospitals offer this kind of care, but it is starting to become a more popular choice, as you get a much more personal experience, in my opinion. I would highly recommend asking about it if your hospital does offer it.

At my appointment, I got an internal examination, at which my midwife told me, that I was already 3cms, and that she was pretty sure we would be having our baby over the weekend.

My contractions started becoming consistent at around 6pm that night, I was actually skyping my sister at the time.

Labor Story

After about 2 hours of labouring at home, Cam called my midwife, and we headed into the hospital. The hospital is a 30 minute drive from our house and that car trip was torture! It was very hard to cope with the pain of the contractions when I was stuck in a car seat not able to move around.

Once I got taken to the birthing suite, my midwife checked to see how far along I was. I was 10cm! I did ask for an epidural when I first got to hospital, but even if my midwife had agreed, there is no way I would've had time to get it. 

Shortly after being examined, I got the urge to push, and that's just what I did. And at 10:18pm, Amelia was born and put straight up onto my chest, and as it is with all Mum's, it was love at first sight. I couldn't (and still can't) believe I did it! 

Labor story

Unfortunately, because my labour was so quick, I tore very badly. But other then that, there is nothing I would change about my labour. And all I can hope is that I have such a good experience when I have my next baby (fingers crossed we will get to have a second child). 
Labor story

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