Okay, 6 weeks to go so suppose I should be getting my head round it a bit.
This is my 3rd. Both previous births have mananged to 'go' myself. DS1 on time, DS2 10 days late and needed help of sweep.
I seem to have very loooooooooong 1st stage. DS 1 I honestly couldn't put a time on - I was having contractions for a week before hand, but ended up on a drip to speed things up. DS2 13 hours but only 10 mins pushing. Anyhow waffle, waffle, here are my questions I hope someone can help with:
- For ds1 maybe cos of drip with syntocin or whatever they gave me some sort of pill to stop me feeling/being sick or pooing myself. With ds2 -no drip, but no pill. I can stand pain but I can't stand pain and feeling very very sick as did during ds2 - can I request this pill??
- As 1st stages seem to be long, I end up having pethdine/diamorphine as I get really, really tired (both labours been through the night as well). Do they really slow you down? I'm not trying to be brave, but I'd do anything to speed things up a bit....plus they probably knock out poor babba.
- Have repeated bouts of mastitis which put me right of b/f - any tips to succeed this time? This will be my last baby and I want to b/f for a while if at all poss
Many thanks girls.