thread: Owen Keith's Birth Story

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    monyfelix Guest

    Owen Keith's Birth Story

    Here is Owen's Birth story...

    11.45pm Monday 25th July I woke up with a sharp pain in my stomach and needed to go to the toliet. When I got out of bed my waters broke. I was thinking that it would be ages before I needed to go to hospital and tried to go back to bed and get some sleep.

    It wasnt to be though as water kept coming and then I had my show. I notice that the waters were greenish tinged and thought I should ring the hospital and check if that was ok. When I called them they said that I better go in as bub may have passed some meconium. By 1.30pm I was at the hospital with contractions coming 2 minutes apart.

    I was taken straight to the labour ward and told that I would need a syntocinin drip to speed up labour as my waters were meconium stained. They said it would be very painful once I was given the syntocinin so they offered pain relief. I opted for a epidural as the contractions were already very painful.

    After what seemed forever to get the epidural in I felt heaps better and was able to recover a little. I had a very heavy chest infection and head cold, which came with a nice high temp too. I lost track of time but sometime later I was really feeling the need to push and I told the MW who advised I was 9.5cm and had to wait for the next 0.5cm before I could start pushing.

    Eventually I was allowed to push. My baby never engaged so I had a long way to push him. The Dr and MW prepared me for a caesar and said they doubted I could push him out myself. I was determined I wasnt going for a caesar so I kept pushing and I was offered the ventouse or forceps.

    I asked for the ventouse which failed so they had to use the forceps. This of course meant an episotomy...( OUCH!). My second stage last 3.5 hours which was quite a while but at 12.16pm Owen Keith was born weighing 9lb 4oz. Finally my big beautiful boy is here!

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    Jen Schuster Guest

    Hi Monyfelix

    Congratulations on the birth of Owen.

    Love Jen

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    Melinda Guest

    Wow! Well done Simone!! Congratulations on doing such a fantastic job at bringing Owen into the world! Thanks for sharing your story.

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    Registered User

    Mar 2005


    Sweetie, it all sounds very quick- glad he's here now.

    Love his name. O

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    Resident Samsquanch

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean

    OMG you poor thing going through that and a chest infection and temperature too. I hope you are recovering ok and you and your bouncing baby Owen are getting to know eachother

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    Big congratulations, you've done well! Welcome little Owen. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005

    Wow, what a story! Congratulations and welcome to Owen.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    Wow what a story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Congratulations and welcome to the world Owen.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW

    thanks for sharing simone,

    good on you for sticking with it and avoiding a CS even with an awful headcold!!


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    Aww what a great story !!! Thanks for telling us.


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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2003
    Kilmore Vic

    Congrats on the birth of Owen!
    Best wishes michelle

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    Platinum Member

    Nov 2004

    Thanks for sharing Simone, great job!!

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    Congratulations on the birth of your son! =D> and thanks for sharing your story with us

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    mizzsocial Guest


    I must say, your story was freaking me out coz it was soooo much like mine! OMG the only things that were different, was i didnt have an epidural, my son was 9.5 pounds and he was born 12:02pm!

    LOL.. we had really simular births!

    Congrats once again.

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    Debbie Lee Guest

    Wow! Well done for managing to avoid the c/s, Simone! Thanks for sharing your story

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    kirsty Guest

    Thanx for sharing the birth of your son. You sound like you did well to do it, what with being sick & all. Hope you are enjoying lots of cuddles now.