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Sunday, November 5, 2006
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
12:48PM - My birthing experience
Number of children:(2),Mayden aged 3, Makenna aged 5 weeks
Married,single,living common law,divoreced? Engaged living common law
Hello everyone,I'm new here.So I will try not to write too much.
I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when I was 27 weeks pregnant.So I was taking insulin once a day.I was told when I was 34 weeks along that they induce women that have GD at least two weeks early.So I was preparing myself.I was due July 28.They asked me to come in July 14 to be induced.I got there at 6am and they had me hooked up to the IV and in my robe by 6:30/Every 30 minutes they increased the amount of drug to induce my contractions.But my contractions were so slow and hardly felt them.I kept asking the nurse to break my water but she said she had to wait for permission from my doctor.By 1pm,I was getting bored out of my mind,so my mom and my boyfriend and I walked around for awhile.THen I seen my doctor.I practically ran her down asking her to break my water.
I was soooo happy when she told me to go back to my room and she will be there in a minute.My water was broken at 2pm.And then,all hell broke loose.My contractions came on so strong and hard I was in tears begging for an epidural.So the nurse went to get the doctor for the epidural.Turns out he was in surgery and couldn't come right away.It was pure torture.
My mother was bugging me by counting the contractions,and saying things like "Oh that one wasn't so bad,lets try for 100" and " come on,you can do better than that".Even though she was joking,it pissed me off.May sound mean,but I threw my juice bottle at her to shut her off.I couldn't help it.My boyfriend was the smart one,he just sat in the background with his mouth shut.
Finally around 3:25pm,I got my epidural,after 1hour and 25 minutes of pure torture,I got my epidural.Just to find out,that the baby was coming too fast and the epidural didn't have time to take.
I felt tremendous pressure below and was actually trying to close my legs.The nurses and my mother and my boyfriend had to pry my legs open.I was begging for a C-section,but they said it was too late.My mother began to get me mad again,joking around with the nurses and such,I told her to F-off.When the woman came for my tv,in between contractions,my mother actually turned it on to check out Passions(soap opera) for a minute.I was in shock.
The doctor finally came back around 3:45pm and told me to push.SHe said the baby was soo far down now,that it would only take one push.But it was the hardest push of my life.I tried once but couldn't do it.Then at my next conraction,I pushed like crazy.Her head came out.I looked over at my boyfriend who had his hand on his mouth.He was amazed at how blond her hair was.
By 3:51pm,I was holding my little girl in my arms.She was born 6lbs 3 ounzes.With a whole head of blond hair.Not one problem with her whatsoever.
Turns out I needed one stitch.After she came out though,my epidural kicked in.Great timing huh?
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
7:40PM - Introduction!
Hi guys, MY name's hayley and I've just joined. My son is 6months old and i have never spoken in depth about my labour and birth experience, not even with my partner. to be honest I dont want to remember but I can feel it about to erupt from me and most likely to the wrong person so I'll get it out here to people who have the choice to read or not to read.
-Baby's name. Robert William Shrewsbury
-Baby's birthday. 26th July 2005
-Time of birth. 11.17pm
-Weight. 9lb 5oz
-Length. unknown (its not policy at the Norfolk and Norwich Uni Hospital).
-Child birth method. Asissted Vaginal. Forceps. :(
-Apgar scores. 9 @ 1minute, 9 @ 5minutes
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It's a novel yeah I know. scroll through my journal to find the pictures of Robert. hes adorable.
Thankyou for reading (assuming you did). I feel loads better for letting it all out. thankyou.
Saturday, January 14, 2006
12:59AM - I'm about a month behind...
Aiden Kotei Anang
Born Monday December 12, 2005
Not sure about the APGAR, but he was a little blue.
Ok, first I want to let everyone know that I had given up on the VBAC and had a C-section scheduled for early Monday morning (12/12). We were supposed to be at St. Luke's at 5am, and the procedure was supposed to start at 7:15am.
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Monday, September 12, 2005
Friday, July 1, 2005
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
hey. i went to the doctors yesterday. i am going to be going there every two weeks now. 29weeks preg. today but they gave me a paper i had to take to this other place to get the diabetes thing done. and to get a shot at the hospital because of the blood type i have. which is A-. so we went and got the diabetes thing done today. i had to drink this drink that tasted kinda like orange soda. and go back in a hour and get my blood taken. so they have to send that off and if i dont hear anything then i dont have it. if i do hear something then i do have it. i still have to go to the hospital and get the shot today. we were going to do it while i was waiting for the hour. but there were to many people in the room and it would've taken to long. so we are going back there around 2pm. the baby's heart rate was in the 140's she must have been sleeping for it to be so low. but the heart rate was good she said. Gosh! it is so hot outside. we got another fan friday. but we were going to get a AC at walmart for like 80.00 but we didn't. there is this guy at johns work that is going to see about giving us his AC for 50.00 but he's gota do something or another frist. i dont know. we are checking into going to the pool they have two blocks down the road it cost like 3.00 for a card to get in and use. so that will be something good for us to cool of with. we keep going there but the lady keeps saying the cards aren't there yet for us to get one.i m like just write me a paper so i can cool off. haha. but befoe i did the diabetes thing today. you are not supposed to eat or drink anything after midnight. and so i didn't. all you can have is water. and how about john came home poped a frozen pizza in the microwave and just ate it without even thinking i couldn't eat anything. so as i got out the shower. i smell the wonderful smell of FOOD. and cant eat anything. i was so mad haha. but i hope yall had a good day.
does anyone else have to take a shot because of there blood type?
Monday, June 27, 2005
About 2 months ago, i bought about $250 worth of Baby Girl scrapbooking supplies. Along with a variety of scissors, books, page planners & scrap books. I thought i could get into it but i can't. It's been sitting on my shelf forever and i'd hate to let it goto waste. If anyone id interested, i took pictures of EVERYTHING! I just want it out! Email me at email@example.com if interested & pricing.
I also have 3 pregnancy/birth related books. I bought them new off of Amazon.com and never read them.
-The Pregnancy book
-The Birth book
-The Birth Partner
Again, just email me.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
11:19AM - Delivery question:
Has anyone here delivered via VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)?
I'm 14w 4d with baby #2.
Julian was born via emergency cesarean after 28 hours of labor and only 4cm of dialation. I want very much so to have a vaginal delivery (and my doctor supports my decion), but I was just wondering what other women have experienced.
Any advice is appreciated! :-D
X-posted everywhere, sorry!!
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
i wnat to thank ya'll for answering my last question. now i have another question. do you have to wear pads after you have the baby? even if you bleed longer then like 1 week or so. you have to wear pads? or can you wear tampons? i cant stand pads. and i was jsut wondering.
question #2. after you stop bleeding after the baby. can you wear tampons when you go back on your period? thank you in advance :)
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
how long do you bleed after the baby comes? and when it finally stops i read some girls didn't get it back until 4 to like 6 months along. does this only happen if you breastfeed?
Sunday, June 12, 2005
hey ya'll i was wondering. why do us pregnant girls get them lines on our bellies. the one that goes straight, past our belly and up? and will it go away after the baby is born. tahnk you in advance!
Monday, June 6, 2005
yea!!! i am finally out of the TRIPLE didgits!!!! woo woo!!! i am sooo happy! 99 more days left. aint it the greatest feeling ever! haha. now i cant wiat til i am in the single didgits. haha.
Sunday, May 15, 2005
6:13PM - New
Saturday, May 14, 2005
11:48PM - Newbie
March 04, 2005
6 lbs. 13 oz. 20 ins.
Vaginal - OUCH!!!!
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Thursday, March 3, 2005
6:21PM - Birth story and pictures
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Sunday, January 2, 2005
-Baby's name: Rivers Kugler Hilweh
-Baby's birthday: December 28th, 2004
-Time of birth: 12:49am
-Weight: 8 pounds, 8 ounces
-Length: 21 1/2 inches
-Child birth method: vaginal
-Apgar scores: Actually, I don't know. But he was crying and very pink, so I'm sure it was something good.
Saturday, November 27, 2004
Hi everyone :) I'm Nicole and I am proud mommy to Ariana Nicole :) Here goes my best shot its been a while! -Baby's name: Ariana Nicole -Baby's birthday: Friday May 31st 2002 -Time of birth: 5:11am -Weight: 8lbs 9oz -Length: 20 1/4 inches -Child birth method: Vaginal -Apgars: 8 & 9 The rest of the story is under the cut! ( Read more...Collapse )
I will never again have another child in the hospital. I know you may think i'm crazy after what I went through.. but from what one of the nurses said.. I wouldn't had the same odds of that happeneing since it only happend because my labor slowed down from my epidural. My next child will be delivered *hopefully* at home..
Thanks for reading my story!!!!
Saturday, November 13, 2004
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