thread: Liam's Birth Story

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2003
    Western Australia

    Liam's Birth Story

    Liam’s Birth Story

    I went to the obstetrician at 36 weeks to have a check up. He examined me and told me that I was already 4cm dilated and the cervix soft!! That explained the period type pains I had been having for almost a month!! He booked me in for an induction on the following Wednesday (28th January) as I am (was) gestational diabetic and live 2.5 hours drive away from the hospital. He also did a blood test a few days later and some of my results came back suggesting pre-eclampsia. Seems I am one of the rare few that does not get the elevated blood pressure as a symptom and it only shows up in blood tests. So the obstetrician was happy that he had already booked me in.

    To cut a long story short, the induction was started at 3pm (not 8am like planned!!) with the breaking of my amniotic sac. The drip was then started an hour later.

    It took a long time for the contractions to feel any worse than I had been getting for the past month, but when they came, they came on hard and fast!! I decided that visualisation (although helping) was just not cutting it so asked if I could try the gas. The midwife examined me and said that it wouldn’t work so early(only dilated another centimetre!) and that an epidural, if I wanted it, would be a better option. I thought this was a GREAT idea and she called the anaesthetist, who arrived 10 minutes later.

    After about 15 minutes of the epidural being inserted, I started to get a stabbing pain in my butt cheek – almost like you had been sitting too long in the one position or someone stabbing a knife in the butt cheek. It certainly wasn’t a “need to poo” pain! The midwife felt my belly each time I got the pain and said it was contractions and decided to examine me as the pain was getting worse. To her surprise I was fully dilated and ready to push!

    No wonder I was “feeling” the contractions – I had gone from 5cm to 10cm in just over 20 minutes!!

    Anyway, after 14 minutes of pushing, our beautiful baby boy Liam was born and placed on my stomach. My labour lasted just over 2 hours and was a positive, thrilling experience – a lot different to Cairenn’s birth and no stitches this time round (woo hoo!!) Mark cut the cord and Liam was given back to me for a cuddle. I was just ecstatic that our darling little baby was here – and VERY surprised that he is a “he” as we were told twice that it was DEFINITELY a girl!!

    We are so blessed to have a beautiful healthy little boy to be a little brother to our gorgeous daughter Cairenn and to love forever.

  2. #2

    awww that is so sweet Kelli. I just love reading birth stories they make you go all gooey inside LOL.

    Love :smt049

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2003

    aww kellie..
    lovley story glad everything went ok.. makes me badly want another baby when i read these story's hehe..

    take care

  4. #4
    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!

    Well done Kelli!

    Now we just have to set up a hot date for Liam and Olivia in 18 years time!

  5. #5
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004

    LOL at Olivia and Liam getting together!

    Congratulations on the safe arrival of Liam

  6. #6
    Melinda Guest

    Welcome to the world Liam!!!!!!

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    LOL at Liam and Olivia.

    Welcome out into the world Liam! Glad you made it here safely!

  8. #8
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003

    Congrats Kelli, and thanks for sharing your story! at Liam and Olivia!!