If your about to have a baby I wouldn’t use this as advice, I honestly would tell you to stop googling labour signs, because bubs will come when there ready or with medical intervention, jumping on a ball, while signing the lion king isn’t going to make bubs come any quicker.
Anyway let’s get into this shall we?
At about 8 o’clock in the morning I was rudely woken up by my partner and my 1 year old. I say rudely because before this I didn’t realise I was having contractions, I was sleeping like my husband (heavily).
Now I was technically in labour but it wasn’t active labour. My contractions where coming anywhere from 2 minutes apart to 10 minutes apart.
So what do you do in that instense, walk around IKEA of course. I was on and off the phone to my midwives as I have a heart condition and they wanted me to keep them up to date.
We walked around for about 3 hours, then I decided that they weren’t not so fun anymore and I wanted to be at the hospital.
We headed in, did I mention we had IKEA lunch too? Well that didn’t stay down.
We made it to the hospital and got all the paperwork done, when we got to the room I needed to get a drip in and of course my veins decided to disappear, this was because I was super dehydrated. So my midwife tried to get my drip in, she couldn’t do it so she had a doctor come try get my drip in, again didn’t work he tried 3 times and I nearly fainted, then they got a anesthesiologist to come in with a ultrasound machine to get it in, finally I had a cannula in with some saline.
Then it was time to get my waters broken, they essentially get what looks like a crotchet hook shove it up your whooha and break the sac of waters.
Then things got going.
I started getting intense contractions, so I stripped off and jumped in the shower, I could not deal with the pain of contractions so I tried to use the gas and air, which did nothing except help me to breathe through the contractions, it was on the lowest amount.
They said they thought I was going to have this baby in a few hours, well about an hour and 20 minutes in I said I felt like i needed to push and wanted an epidural, well they checked and said bubs wasn’t there so they ordered an epidural, I needed that epidural.
I was having no break between contractions and I was not enjoying it.
I new I needed to push so they said they would check again, low and behold she was crowning, 3 minutes later she was born, little miss violet.
About 10 minutes later my epidural was ready, and it was obviously too late.
How quick was your birth?
The lazy mummy.