My ELCS was booked for tomorrow. Long story short, arrived for pre op on Friday morning to find a scrappy piece of paper pinned to my notes advising myself & the midwives at the assessment centre that it'd been put back to Wednesday.
As a consequence, and in addition to my health issues, I was offered & accepted a sweep last night & I'm now on my way to be induced!
I mean, yes, something encouraging. But really you must have the patience of a saint bless you. I hope everything kicks off in a mighty way really soon and you have snuggly baby in your arms very quickly
I desperately hope I'm going to meet my lazy boy soon, however, I doubt it.
I've struggled to be patient, however, there are women here who arrived a day before me & are in the same position and worse (one woman has been losing her waters for over 24 hrs & has still not been allocated a delivery suite!).
My amazing, loving, sportive DP & DD are keeping me sane!
DS arrived 06/12/12 at 04:17 am, weighing a lovely 8lbs 14oz.
We had such a traumatic time due mostly to how DS was lying & after being in slow labour for a few days, my waters were broken & established labour kicked in very quickly.
My pain relief was disregarded by the end, as my midwife was not experienced enough to top it up, as required & the ward was so understaffed that I was left in a lot of pain while a more experienced midwife who was able to attend was located.
Then after 6 hrs, I was examined by 2 doctors & was rushed to theatre to have my baby delivered by emergency forceps.
We're just home, both doing well (he's doing much better than I am) & trying to find our feet.
Glad your little one is here & you're both home now. Sorry to hear you had such a rough time of it though. If you feel you need help or want to talk about it, now or at a later stage, you can get great support from www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/.