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GettingObsessive Wed 23-Jan-13 21:04:25

Who's watching?

eagleray Mon 28-Jan-13 23:24:03

Hi orenishii - baby finally here today! I have to say that the birth went from being planned HB to ending up almost identical to yours: PROM (or not!), meconium (or not!), trying to cope with hypno, pethedine failing, induction started, epidural given, then ending up with forceps, stirrups and episiotomy.

Feeling a bit rubbish about it all, but it is early days (birth this afternoon) but just trying to accept it. Baby is utterly gorgeous and I'm 41 so v v lucky to have her smile

Bizarrely, quite liking being in hosp as need looking after but will be nice to go home when ready.

It does just seem to depend a lot on luck of the draw and I guess we were unlucky sad

Orenishii Fri 25-Jan-13 15:55:48

eagleray any news?? Hoping it all went wonderfully and you're chilling out with your new baby right now!

FeckOffCup Thu 24-Jan-13 11:29:18

I really admired that mexican lady (Belem?) giving birth standing and so calmly and without fuss, although have to nitpick one small point, her husband said she did the whole thing without drugs and I'm sure she got gas and air earlier in the programme. Still a lot better than me though, I was begging for a second shot of diamorphine when the first wore off and they wouldn't let me have it as it was "too near the birth now" (which it wasn't, 4 hours of pushing and forceps before any baby appeared).

bottleofbeer Wed 23-Jan-13 22:43:38

Uhmmm wonderful Columbian had a camera shoved permanently in her face.

Pocketsocks Wed 23-Jan-13 22:37:33

can't help but laugh at the comment about the waters, something like "i thought they might go with a bang" to which the midwife said oh no maybe a tiny pop.
I scared the daylights out of a room full of staff with mine "like a champagne cork" apparently. just goes to show expect the unexpected with labour!

eagleray Wed 23-Jan-13 22:19:58

Thanks everyone smile

DP v touched by Combian guy - hopefully watching him will influence things tomorrow...

recall Wed 23-Jan-13 22:16:43

Columbian Dad so nailed it, they ought to show that to expectant Dads at ante natal classes - watch and learn !

CarriePie Wed 23-Jan-13 22:10:21

Hairy man would have had his phone hocked down the toilet if I was his lady. I have instructed hubby that the phone stays away. Also phoning his mum 3 secs after the birth - come on mate give it 5 mins.
I loved the Columbia /Mexican couple though - bought a tear to my eye when he said about anyone being a father but it taking a real man to be a dad! What a lovely thing to say!
Ps Id love Lucy the squeaky midwife as mine - she seems lovely!!

ImKateandsoismywife Wed 23-Jan-13 22:09:57

Good luck tomorrow eagleray smile

Booyhoo Wed 23-Jan-13 22:07:05

confused comumbian?


ProphetOfDoom Wed 23-Jan-13 22:05:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Booyhoo Wed 23-Jan-13 22:04:38

yes eagerlay! grin tell him that it's the comumbian guy he needs to be paying attention to. not potato dan and his phone!

bootsycollins Wed 23-Jan-13 22:04:08

Eagle do you think your dp could learn some Spanish phrases by tomorrow? grin

TheCountessOlenska Wed 23-Jan-13 22:02:49

Ahhh - the Mexican lady's birth was lovely, brought a tear to my eye! Both births were lovely actually. Have been avoiding OBEM as go off it when I'm pregnant - but I'm getting a little bit excited about doing it again now (34 weeks!)

Booyhoo Wed 23-Jan-13 22:02:22

i have to say i'm impressed with those men staying throughout the labour. my EXP and my mum disappeared off up to the canteen for a fry-up when i was in labour. by the time they had remembered me my contractions had ground to a halt and i'd been induced!

GettingObsessive Wed 23-Jan-13 22:02:06

Well, that was emotional.

Best of British for tomorrow eagleray

eagleray Wed 23-Jan-13 22:01:54

Was wondering same bootsy grin

Just discovered DP has been sat downstairs sneakily watching OBEM - does anyone think he might be trying to do some last minute swotting-up on what a birth is like? hmm

TwelveLeggedWalk Wed 23-Jan-13 22:01:38

If I was his wife I'm not sure I'd be so keen on him phoning his mum while I'd just pushed out his son. EAch to their own I suppose.

Am VERY Confused by retiring midwife now too!

ggirl Wed 23-Jan-13 22:00:40

retired midwife is probably working on the bank

bootsycollins Wed 23-Jan-13 22:00:38

Did northern potato really need to get his hairy tits in Jacks face confused

sailorsgal Wed 23-Jan-13 22:00:01

I think he redeemed himself there at the end.

IAmLouisWalsh Wed 23-Jan-13 21:59:53

Seriously, how soon did anyone else start phoning round? It was a good hour before DH did, I reckon.

ImKateandsoismywife Wed 23-Jan-13 21:59:06

Bugger, too busy posting and I missed the birth!

ggirl Wed 23-Jan-13 21:58:51

I'd liek to shove his phone up his arse

ggirl Wed 23-Jan-13 21:58:25

aww I knew he'd be emotional

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