thread: Liam's Birth

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    spiddles Guest

    Liam's Birth

    My waters broke just as I was about to go to bed around 11ish on Wednesday night. DH rang the hospital as I wasnt sure if it was that as it was a big gush just leaks.

    Got to the hospital and was told was defiantly the waters that had broke and I would be a mummy within 24 hours. At that stage I had no contractions. Was on monitor for about an hour and then sent off to a ward.

    An hour later started having contractions so no sleep for me. About 7ish I was taken into the birthing suit and DH was called back in as I was in tears by then and I donít think the midwife believed me I was having contractions as were all over the place and lasting different times and my belly wasnít hard.

    At 9 was given an internal and was only 2cms dilated so was induced (they said you can wait upto 24 hours once your waters breaks to see if you develop naturally but I couldnít take it was tired enough already.

    At 11 was given another internal an was 7 cm dilated. The only pain relief I had at this time was the gas which was making me sick and I threw up over the midwife. My parents had also just arrived to check on me.

    At 11:30 was in so much pain and asked for a shot of pethidine as was told I would have another 3-4 hours to go as hadnít reached stage 2 yet. Was so tired and wanted to lie down and midwife didnít really want me to do this but let me anyway as long as I laid on my side with a pillow inbetween. Contractions were still all over the place lasting different times. All I could say to DH was help and he was like with what and I just kept saying everything.

    By 12 I had the urge to push and all the midwife could say was donít push you have a long way to go conserve your energy and she started to fill out paperwork. My parents were still in birthing suit as could stay until just before delivery but they ended up getting to see it all. By 12:12 Liam had arrived. Had the urge to push so I did. Midwife didnít see it coming (didnít even see the head crown) DH was frantically searching for a pair of gloves for her and another midwife to assist. Midwife told me afterwards had never seen anything like this especially from a person who didnít have an epidural and was really lucky that only needed to have 1 stitch.

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003

    Spiddles, thank you for sharing your story with us. That's amazing that you only needed 1 stitch!


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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    Congratulations on the birth of little Liam!!!!!!!!! (He is just beautiful!!!! O )
    Thankyou for sharing your story too!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    Great story Spiddles.

    I know how you feel with the midwives not taking you seriously. I got sent home from my midwife appointment the day before Brandon was born and told to come back when my contractions were under 5mins apart. Well, I had him at home in the bath, because they never got that close. I pushed when I felt like it, and told DP he'd better call an ambulance, after I felt Brandon crowning! DP caught himself, because no one else was here, no gloves or anything.

    It's amazing how resilient the human body is isn't it? I didn't need stitches. Did you use any breathing or anything?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2003
    Melbourne, Australia

    Congratulations Spiddles!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2004

    A fantastic story, thanks Spiddles!


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    carmen Guest

    Thanks for the story Spiddles and I look forward to catching up with you in the newborn forum.


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    Congratulations Spiddles. What a fantastic story. Dont you had midwifes that don't believe you are in labour. I had one of those as well, at least she listened though when i said I had to push LOL

    Love :hbeat:

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    Melinda Guest

    Well done Spiddles and thanks for sharing your story!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2003

    thanks for sharing your story spiddles!!


    take care

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    Grrr to some midwives, do they not think that we know "our" bodies better than anyone else!

    Congratulations on the birth of Liam and thanks for sharing your story!


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    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004

    What an amazing story, thanks for sharing Spiddles

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    Breastfeeding mummy extraordinaire

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest

    Great story Spiddles, Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Take care