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    I was wheeled carrying DS after showering & getting dressed. After standing during my entire 22 hour labour there was no way I was walking anywhere! I remember being shirty that they even gave me the option of walking lol. Could barely walk for the next week!


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    DS I walked.
    DDs i wasnt allowed to walk for 2 days

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    With DS I had an epidural and they wheeled me back to the room in the bed and I wasn't allowed to get up until mid morning the next day

    With DD she was born in the bath at a birth center, when she was a few minutes old I got out of the bath with her and walked to the bed because she was getting cold. I was discharged two hours after the placenta was out and walked out to the car, went home and made lunch.

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    I walked while DH pushed the crib with DD. I remember commenting how when I had been there only a couple hours (and I was induced with gels so really NOTHING was happening at the time) I got moved from one delivery suite to the another and wheeled on a bed but going to my room after the delivery (about 20 tmes bigger distance) I walked! I had already had a shower and cleaned up and had breakfast by the time we moved and I was feeling FAB!

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    In a wheelchair. I had a shower and got into my jaamies in the birth suite and then a procession of midwives escorted me to the postnatal ward. One wheeled me, one pushed DS in his little crib, another found a tray of lunch for me and brought that then 2 others came along for the ride (must have been a quiet day for births) LOL I'm glad they wheeled me there, I felt fine but my legs were really shaky so it was hard to stand!

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    I zigzagged back to my room XD
    The whole belly weight ton the front not being anymore kinda threw my balance out... DH pushed DS in his cot ^^;

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    I walked with both my girls. I had a shower in the birth suits before I was moved both times, but we didn't move either time for hours after the birth so was feeling ok (a little hunched over due to a repeared tear, but still felt fine) both times!

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    Obviously with the first two being c-sections I was wheeled back to my room and just transferred onto the bed that way.

    With DD2 I walked into the lounge area of the birth centre, and had a nice cup of tea, and chatted to the midwives until I felt a heap of blood come out, then they made me walk to the toilet, and saw how much was coming out, gave me a needle and watched until it had stopped to a normal level. Then I hobbled to the bed because I felt like I had been hit by a truck... LOL.. then a couple of hours later I went home and had a shower.

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    With DS1 I was much the same as you, hitched a ride in a wheel chair with a blanket covering my bare bottom LOL. That's the only reason, I was a mess all over & only had my top to put back on. But soon after I was in my room & had a shower I walked DS down to the main area to bath him at just a few hours old.
    With DS2 I had him in about 20minutes, showered up in the ward then held onto his cot (for balance) and pushed him back to our room....was a tad wobblely due to the shock of it all happening so very quickly.

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    Had DS at 4 49am, had a shower then went to sleep for a few hours, got woken up for breakfast and BF DS (all by myself ) while I ate.
    Then pushed DS in his cot (using it for support) to our room at about 8 or 9am ish.
    I remember walking to the lift and the MW saying DS was "lucky to have such a calm Mummy". The rest is blank, but I made it there so must have been ok. Lol

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    I was wheeled in a wheel chair. I'd had a relatively short labour, and no epidural so I was theoretically capable of walking, but I got the shakes really badly. One of the midwives needed to help me shower while still in delivery suite after I was given lunch and I vaguely recall having dinner in my room. I think we even stopped by the SCN on the way to call in on Sam. I know I still needed a wheelchair to go see Sam at 9pm that night (he was born just before 1pm). By mid-morning the next day I was able to shower myself (after checking where all the call buttons in the bathroom were!) and finally walked to SCN under my own steam 24 hours after Sam was born.

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    Our MW pushed DD in the wheelie cot thing, DH had my labour bag and I was wheeling the suitcase, walking along going 'wow I can't believe I just had a baby'

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    I got wheeled to my room while a very proud DH walked in front pushing DD in the cot thingy!

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    Walked both times. With DS1 I went to get off the bed and didn't realise there would be a huge gush of blood. So there was a huge mess for the nurses to clean up. I walked to my room to have a shower with an awful gooey towel between my legs.

    DS2 I had a shower in the birthing suite before walking back to my room. I think I kinda struted, very slowly though. :P

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    I went to a birth centre so I birthed in the room we were staying in.

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    I walked back to my room all 3 times after I'd showered and felt ready to. We were allowed to spend as much time in the birthing suite as we liked, with dd2 we spent a couple of hours there playing with her and introducing her to the kids etc.

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    First I was wheeled in 7hrs after delivery (didn't stand up until 20odd hrs later after birthing)

    The second I walked. It was so weird after the first to be able to walk (and it was a walk as delivery suite is on a different floor to postnatal) and to be in my PJ's in my work place felt very odd.

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    I was in birth suite for 6 hours after DD1 and DS because I had any epidural both times. My epidural was turned off 15 mins before I started pushing with DD1 and as soon as I started pushing with DS but I have some weird reaction to it where my left leg stays completely numb for about 12 hours after - it happened in both my labours so I was completely unable to walk or bear weight. So I was in a wheel chair after both of their births.

    I had a c/s with DD2 and was wheeled down on a bed while DD2 was taken upstairs to special care.

    Here the birth suite is on the middle floor with maternity below and special care above and you have to walk through the main part of the hospital to get to the elevators ... not fun!

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