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So, the birth plan's gone out the window.

(18 Posts)
itsallinmyhead Sun 02-Dec-12 17:28:35

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!

Wish me luck!

GoByTrain Sun 02-Dec-12 17:30:22

Good luck!!! Wishing you all the very best - - and let us know how it goes (when you get a moment ;).

CailinDana Sun 02-Dec-12 18:51:12

Good luck! How are you feeling about it?

timeforachangebaby Sun 02-Dec-12 20:44:31

oh good luck

itsallinmyhead Tue 04-Dec-12 22:26:59

Thanks everyone grin

Cailin I'm <starting> to get used to the idea haha.

I'm on my 3rd night here, been moved 4 times, the whole maternity is overrun & understaffed, I'm 3cms dilated and will never do this again...BUT, it'll all be worth it in the end!

CailinDana Tue 04-Dec-12 22:37:25

Good lord you're still there??

RandomMess Tue 04-Dec-12 22:39:32

This time tomorrow you'll be holding your baby!

CailinDana Tue 04-Dec-12 22:41:39

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 smile

itsallinmyhead Wed 05-Dec-12 00:28:08

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!

Hopefully I can bring news of my DS soon.

Thanks all. thanks

VisualiseAHorse Thu 06-Dec-12 09:33:28

Is he here yet? Good luck!

itsallinmyhead Sun 09-Dec-12 04:37:38

Thanks everyone for the well wishes & luck!

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.

sleepneeded Sun 09-Dec-12 04:58:55

Congratulations! thanks for you and your bundle of love!

Sorry you had such a traumatic time though and were left in pain.

69bex69 Sun 09-Dec-12 05:18:58

Congrats! I feel for u not having the birth u set out for. Its one thing if baby has other ideas on how its going to go but quite another when its because the nhs cannot provide an adequate service!

crunchingautumnleaves Sun 09-Dec-12 05:57:02

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

RandomMess Sun 09-Dec-12 07:17:23

Congratulations and wishing you a speedy recovery

itsallinmyhead Tue 11-Dec-12 21:48:34

Quick update...I was readmitted to hospital after my DP called an ambulance whenI couldn't get up on Sunday.

Turns out my spinal fluid was leaking.

Three traumatic days later, we are home & hoping the blood patch works.

duchesse Tue 11-Dec-12 21:55:36

Bloody hell, that sounds awful! Was that from the site of the spinal? Hope you're getting all the help you need.

itsallinmyhead Tue 11-Dec-12 22:35:22

It was from the initial epidural. It's a rarity but something that should definitely be picked up on from the reports I was giving to all staff in regards to my symptoms.

Instead, I was discharged and as a result, we've lost precious time as a new family.

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