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ollieplimsoles Mon 21-Nov-16 00:09:28

Me and dh were just reminiscing about dd's birth just over a year ago. I had been hypnobirthing and was trying to remain cool and calm through the whole thing...

...then I hit transition. I remember the worst contraction of the whole ordeal forcing me to the floor howling and throwing up, dh looked on in horror and when it was over I bawled 'I swear its not as bad as it looks!!'

I also told him that I was thirsty "but its ok I've found a lake, oh wait its a mirage" I was hallucinating on g&a.

Anyone else?

orangebird69 Mon 21-Nov-16 00:12:23

I want to die.
Can I go home and come back in 2 weeks?
'Luke, I am your father' - I was high on G & A and thought I sounded like Darth Vader.

Willow89 Mon 21-Nov-16 00:14:54

I can't believe I'm missing Xfactor for THIS?!
High as a kite on g&a😂

ollieplimsoles Mon 21-Nov-16 00:16:25

Can I go home and come back in 2 weeks

Haha I said something like this as well, i said "can we stop it til morning when more people are around?" I felt unnerved by the quiet labour ward at night...

BoopTheSnoot Mon 21-Nov-16 00:21:22

I was induced at 13 days overdue with my eldest DS. It seemed that everyone was having their babies that night, the labour ward was full so I had to stay on the maternity ward (where most women go after they've had the baby or during pregnancy) until I was 7cm. So I laboured for 16 hours on this ward. Must have walked for miles up and down the corridor with my mum, DH and a really lovely midwife.
At one point I poked my head around the door of one of the postnatal bays and apologised to all the ladies in there and said I'd try not to wake their babies with my wailing. Midwife thought a bath would ease things for me, so she ran one even though I said I didn't want one, I just wanted to keep walking up and down. She took us to the bathroom, and just the steam from the water made me feel claustrophobic. I said I wasn't for getting in. She said "Oh why did I run this bath?" I just looked at her and said "Well it IS a waste of hot water. Hey, you work long hours I bet your feet are sore. Why don't you get in and have a soak? We'll wait outside for you, it'd be weird otherwise. I won't grass on you. Go on, you can borrow my shampoo if you want"
She just stared at me a bit like hmm

gunting Mon 21-Nov-16 00:24:04

I don't think I was very funny but I did manage to eat a steak at 5cm dilated grin

HeCantBeSerious Mon 21-Nov-16 00:24:19

I was off my tits on gas and air. I had no lenses or glasses on and so beyond my bump the room was pretty blurry. I thought there were about 200 people in the room. I asked whether they'd sold tickets and begged them "whichever one of you can get my baby out I'll give a million pounds". I don't have a million pounds. blush

HeCantBeSerious Mon 21-Nov-16 00:25:22

(By thy point I'd been awake for 4 nights, induced and pushing for 2.5 hours to no effect.)

redheadbarmaid Mon 21-Nov-16 00:31:02

I apologised to the midwife for shitting myself apparently! !

orangebird69 Mon 21-Nov-16 00:33:32

ollie, I did not enjoy pregnancy and was very glad that because of my age I would be induced on my due date. The thought of having to go to 42 weeks depressed me. Until labour started. I decided then that I'd be quite happy to wait two more weeks 😮😂.

I also demanded a c-section. Ds was crowning at the time.

TheSoapyFrog Mon 21-Nov-16 00:34:34

I sang Barry White songs and the theme to Shaft. I also gave a monologue on the evils of tinned mushrooms and laid out a business plan to sell gas and air in pubs and clubs instead of alcohol.

Friendofsadgirl Mon 21-Nov-16 00:38:58

orangebird69, me too.
I remember someone came into the room and I said to him "Try this and see if you sound like Darth Vader too."
He replied "I don't think that's a good idea. I'm your anaesthetist." smile

Pizanfan Mon 21-Nov-16 00:42:55

Mine was a week ago:

'For the love of fuck just kill me now!'

DonaldStott Mon 21-Nov-16 00:49:56

Gas and air made my voice really weird. Veey deep, like I had something blocking my throat. It made dh laugh and I told him to stop laughing at me 'cos it sounded like I was sucking cock' blush I cringe now as there was a midwife in there. I also told him to stop the kids outside the delivery suite, to stop playing clap hands. There was nobody there.

I loved gas and air grin

DonaldStott Mon 21-Nov-16 00:50:50

Oh and 'sucking cock' is definitely not.the kind of language I use in everyday life btw.

user1478289914 Mon 21-Nov-16 01:01:29

I turned around to the midwife and Said oh thank god he doesn't have teeth 😂

teenmumandsowhat Mon 21-Nov-16 01:07:33

With my 1st, I couldn't bear G&A during my labour, but I needed it for my stitches, it was confiscated though, apparently I was speaking about floating on the ceiling...

And with my 2nd, I relied heavily on G&A during the labour, but managed to master it too well, I repeatedly kept knocking myself out and coming round again and reaching straight for it again, again I think I said something about feeling like everything was fluffy. ..

Cellardoor23 Mon 21-Nov-16 01:11:00

I said to my DP that I was going to buy him some new football shorts because I thought his other ones were old. He's still waiting on these shorts.

frikadela01 Mon 21-Nov-16 01:14:20

I just did a lot of begging for the midwife to do something about the pain. When the anaesthetist finally came I said "and where the fuck have you been". She started talking me through the consent form for the epidural and I was pushing so I apologised and told her to just go. I also had watched too much one born and thought you could only push when you're told to so screamed "my body won't stop pushing" poor midwife just had me screaming at her for 2 hours.

DellaPorter Mon 21-Nov-16 01:20:24

Things went so quick that my midwife called an ambulance to get me to hospital. I was the first in, while dp and the midwife we're bringing our stuff. The ambulance man was asking me various questions for his forms, I snapped irritably 'just shut up and drive!'

- Asked the midwife if she was sure I was 10cm dilated and DD wasn't just a "giant poo".
- Told everyone I was actually fishing for mackerel in a stream with my dad.
- Hallucinated farmyard animals and a farmer in the room.
- "There's a line of polar bears marching at the bottom of the bed. Wearing socks".
- "Y'know biker gangs... do they take attendance?".
- DP had the audacity to ask a midwife how everything was going. I growled "Shut up!", then took a breath of gas and air, and sighed "I'm sorry, you were just getting on my tits".
- "Make him shut up". "Make who shut up?". "The man outside playing bagpipes, make him shut up!".

Before giving birth I was worried about screaming and annoying the midwives. Apparently I made it look easy, I was just really fucking annoying on the G&A grin

Cellardoor23 Mon 21-Nov-16 01:22:45

I fell asleep sitting up when the doctor was telling me about the epidural and woke up at the end. All I remember him saying was 'Did you get that?' Me 'What?'

I was told I needed to have one or I wouldn't have had the energy to push. I think I proved their point!

mamatiger2016 Mon 21-Nov-16 05:35:35

We had some 'calming' music on at the suggestion of the midwife and I told OH to 'turn off that bloody drum & bass music as it was doing my head in'

I was also in the pool for a bit on the G&A and I spoke about being able to see the boats in the ocean and people having fun on jet skis

I then projectile vomited everywhere and they took away the G&A. I would definitely recommend it in pubs instead of drinking confused

Trifleorbust Mon 21-Nov-16 05:44:04

I shouldn't be reading this. 37 + 2 here...

LavenderRains Mon 21-Nov-16 05:53:16

I loved G&A
I screamed at DH that he better hurry up and phone his mother to tell her I'd had the baby or she will be gone to work......
MIL had retired about 10 years previously and at that point there was no sign of the babyconfused
DH popped out to get something to eat and apparently I was shouting 'it's alright for you, I want a fucking pie' blush
in rl I hate pies and very rarely swear!

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