Dec 23rd, 11am...
I had a midwives appointment at which I was told I may have a big baby, I decided to ask for a sweep for the third week running as I didn't want the baby cooking for longer if she was big!
Midwife was 'umming and ahhhing' as i was only 39+5, but as I had SPD and started to cry she agreed
She examined me and I was already 2-3 cm dialted, cervix was central and she gave me a very rough sweep! She said she felt as if she had actually dialted me 2cm at the time, lol.
So I left and started having 'period cramps' and backache immediatly.
I went home to find some blood and mucas and continued to have a show all day.
I had a busy day and went shpping, kept walking about and tidying up. My mum and sister were down and were helping me tidy up.
At about 8pm the pains were getting more contraction-like but still very 'braxton hicksy' so told my mum to go home as nothing may happen, so she did.
I was just sitting on my birth ball and walking about. by about 10pm was having mild contractions but very irregular and not very sore.
At about midnight I started to have strong contractions, I told DH who promptly crapped himself and wanted to call the midwife, but I told him to wait, but he phoned anyway (he was terrified of delivering a baby after he watched a homebirth diary where a woman gave birth in 15 minutes! lol)
So whilst he was on the phone they reallykicked in.
Phoned my mum and sister who arrived at about 12.30, midwife shortly after.
At this point i was kneeling over the couch and was actually having very strong contractions and was shaking.
The midwife arrived and examined me, i was still 2-3 cm , the same as that morning when I had the sweep.
I wasn't too phased and the midwife said to 'walk about' or 'have a bath or sleep'
unfortunatly that meant that i couldnt get in the birth pool as a midwife needed to be there and i had to be 5cms first.
So she left at about 2am.
I just wandered about. It was the worst labour I have had because Ive always been in the pool floating and this time i was wandering all over the house trying to get comfy and I couldn't I just felt like it was never ending!
I got in the bath for 20 mins but then wanted out,
I really struggled.
At 5am I asked what time it was because I was starting to get those 'pushy pains' when i was stood in the kitcen.
The midwife was phoned and I wanted to lie down,
I got on the couch and lay down, the pain was really bad. I was clinging to DH but trying to stay calm.
The midwife arrived at about 5:30am and I told her i was feeling like I wanted to push soon.
She seemed skeptical and wanted to examine me, I think she thought i would only be about 4 cms.
I was 8-9cms.
About 20 mins later I started to push.
My waters still hadn't gone.
The urge wasn't that big at first and I was scared so I wasn't really trying to push too much but then the head decended and I really needed to,
I felt the head starting to crown and the pressure was IMMENSE.
I asked the midwife to break the waters as it was just too much.
But after 2 more pushes she still hadn't
The next push i juts felt I wanted her out so gave it all i had and her head came out still in the waters.
My mum jumped up and was holding my face and my DH was holding my arms, i may have been screaming!
in the same contraction the waters burstand she came flying out.
It was so fast and so weird, ill never forget it.
so she came out with a bang, literally!
We had skin to skin and it was lovely
No stitches, just a small tear and some grazing. Baby is fab, 8lb 5 and gorgeous.
I feel great
but will never have another one!! lol
pics on profile
My birthstory, just in case anyones bored, lol (disenchanted)
DisenchantedPlusBump · 27/12/2008 22:10
Dec 23rd, 11am...
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