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Leahsmum receives a quick delivery! (time for a name change I think)

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leahsmum Tue 20-Feb-07 23:36:36

Well folks as you know I was scheduled for an induction of labour on Thursday 15th. Arrived at hospital at 2pm, shown to antenatal ward where I was given prostin pessarie at 3.15pm. Started feeling a bit niggly from about 5.30ish, by 6pm was terribly uncomfortable - finding very difficult to sit down, attempting to kneel on the bed on all fours and look comfortable to avoid alarming my visitors (mum, dad and dp) my dad looked terrified (worries a bit too much). Mum and Dad left at 8pm and sent DP home at 8.45 so I could go for a bath and try and get some rest. I honestly thought the pains were prostin pains (apparently with inductions these come first). Had a bath and 2 paracetamol - not that either of them were any help. By the time I got back to the ward after my bath I couldnt sit at all - was getting no time in between contractions. 2 ladies on the ward kept telling me to get the mw and let her know how bad the pains were but I still thought they would stop anytime. However, mw popped in to check on us at around 10.40 so I told her how I was feeling and she put me on the monitor (very awkward as I had to do this standing up - no way my bum was going on a bed!) Said she would come back in 15mins and examine me, 45 mins later still not returned so I mentioned to a passing auxilary nurse that I had the urge to push either that or I needed the toilet. She rapidly returned with mw who was only leaving me for 15mins. Quickly examined me and found that I was fully dilated! Phoned dp to get here urgently. Before I knew where i was I was on a wheelchair being rushed to labour ward - like a scene from casualty with mw's all up the corridors holding doors and lifts open!! Very funny now I think about it. Waters burst in the lift and mad dash to delivery room. As soon as I got in there I was sick everywhere - i think the shock that baby was about to be born and dp and mum were still at home and journey would take at least 10mins! Kept shouting that baby wasnt coming till they arrived. As it turned out dp ran in the door as baby's head was crowning, I realised mum was still in the corridor as she wasnt being allowed in, I then said to mw that baby wasn't coming till my mum got in so dp was sent to shout her in. Mum and DP got back in the room just as Sophie's little head was about to be born. 17 mins after arriving in the delivery room Sophie Louise was born weighing a healthy 7lb 4oz!!

She is absolutely delicious!! And her doting big sisteri s absolutely delighted with her too.

Sorry about the long post - better shoot now as dd2 is screaming her little lungs out for mummy's milk!!

Bienchen Wed 21-Feb-07 07:57:06

What a great story Leahsmum and a phantastic delivery - congratulations to you and welcome Sophie Louise. xx

Miaou Wed 21-Feb-07 08:05:51

Congratulations leahsmum!

FoghornLeghorn Wed 21-Feb-07 08:06:59

Wow, what a story.

Well Done you and welcome to Sophie

bubblebell1 Wed 21-Feb-07 08:22:32


moondog Wed 21-Feb-07 08:25:27

Good God,how dramatic!

Hulababy Wed 21-Feb-07 08:27:54

Congratulations. Welcome to Sophie

ja9 Wed 21-Feb-07 09:11:16

wow leahsmum!

cried at your post - don't know why. clearly hormonal and jealous of everyone managing to get their los out!!!

huge congrats!

Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 09:14:04

Congratulations and well done for holding out til your dp and dm were there!

peachygirl Wed 21-Feb-07 13:03:32

What a dramatic entrance to the world well done leahand(now)sophiesmummy!!!! congratulations

titchy77 Wed 21-Feb-07 14:49:37

congratulations and well done!!!

andyrobo237 Wed 21-Feb-07 20:12:59

well done - I know what you mean about these midwifes and their 'back in a minute' and you dont see them for two hours!

lulumama Wed 21-Feb-07 20:14:57

fantastic !! well done !! sounds erm..exciting!
welcome to Sophie

really glad your DH and mum made it x

SmudgeMum Thu 22-Feb-07 10:02:56

Congratulations. LOL at your description of scene from casualty. Glad DP and your Mum made it in time. How Sophie calms down a bit and doesn't take life at such a great pace all the time!

Saturn74 Thu 22-Feb-07 10:05:51


AitchTwoOh Thu 22-Feb-07 10:08:03

brilliant story, lovely name, congratulations.

hairycaterpillar Thu 22-Feb-07 10:28:51


mears Sat 24-Feb-07 01:26:29

Congratulations Leahsmum I can confirm your story as I was the midwife in the corridor directing you to you room

Didn't get a chance to come in and say hello as I was in the room next door. Wasn't sure how you would have felt about that if I had! Well done.

mears Sat 24-Feb-07 01:29:45

here's the thread I started about it!

leahsmum Sat 24-Feb-07 21:55:56

You should have said hello. Where did we meet? How did you suss me?

mears Sat 24-Feb-07 23:55:07

I sussed you from your antenatal thread when you said that you were going to be induced. We keep a note of all the inductions in labour ward so it was easy to put 2 and 2 together.

Didn't like to intrude as you will se from the thread!

Congratulations again

leahsmum Sun 25-Feb-07 00:10:11

What a small world!! did I speak to you? Cant think who you are - mind you I was in such a state I can hardly remember what mw's who delivered Sophie even look like. You'll have seen me moaning in ante natal thread about my cmw then - hope she not a friend of yours. Incase your wondering - the rest of the mw's in community team and at maternity unit are excellent!

leahsmum Sun 25-Feb-07 00:14:00

You really have me wondering now. Anyway better get off to bed, dd2 is due to wake up for a feed so I better get up there quick before she wakes dd1.

hunkerdave Sun 25-Feb-07 00:18:34

Congratulations, LM! Fab birth story - what an exciting entry to the world! Glad the mystery of Mears's mystery MNer is now solved

VeniVidiVickiQV Sun 25-Feb-07 00:22:55


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