thread: Welcome James (Jimmy) Eric!!

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    tetalina Guest

    Welcome James (Jimmy) Eric!!

    Hi everyone – finally got a spare minute to post my birth story! Here goes:
    In the weeks leading up to my due date, I had high blood pressure, so the Dr decided that she would not let me go more than 1 week overdue. I was hopeful that I wouldn’t need the induction, as I had been feeling contractions (Braxton hicks) for many days previously. Anyway, unfortunately the due date came and went and so I was scheduled to go in to hospital on 31 May. In we went and the gel was administered, there was no action straight away so I was sent home with some painkillers and sleeping tablets and told to come back at 7.30 the next morning, if not before.

    We arrived at hospital the next morning and the Dr broke my waters and the contractions started coming fairly regularly, so it was decided I wouldn’t need to go on the drip. A few hours passed and the contractions were getting more and more intense, 4 hours later I decided to start on the gas but that soon wasn’t enough. The midwife decided to check how dilated i was, and I was absolutely devastated to hear that I was only 2cm!!! I was so upset, so decided to go with the epidural, as the gas was not effective enough any more and it looked as if I was in for the long haul.

    What bliss! Epidurals are god’s gift to women (so was the anaesthetist, btw). I kept labouring for the time being and was able to top it up myself. However, I was soon experiencing ‘breakthrough’ pain and could still feel the pain of the contractions (although obviously less intensely). By this time I was getting very distressed as time was ticking on and I thought it would have been over by then!!! They had also started the drip to speed up the contractions seeing as though I had pain relief.

    The Dr was checking on me regularly and I was unfortunately not making any progress – I was stuck at 6cm 12 hours after labour began. I was very upset and my DH was even more so, seeing me in such distress. What was worse though was that the staff could see that bub’s heart rate was dropping with every contraction. It was decided that I needed an emergency caesarean. Although this would have been my worst nightmare, I was desperate for it all to end so was willing them to hurry up and get it done!

    My darling and beautiful, healthy son Jimmy was born at 10.26pm, weighing 7lb 9. Dr said that there was no way he was coming out naturally as my pelvis etc just could not accommodate him – I’m too small apparently. So next time (if there is one) I would probably have to go with a caesarean as well, and if I recover as well as I have this time, I won’t mind a bit!!

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    Breastfeeding mummy extraordinaire

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest

    Thanks for sharing your story with us. Bummer that you had to end up with a caesar after all that. [email protected] the athaesthetist being God's gift.

    Take care

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    Thankyou for sharing your story with us !!! and Welcome to BellyBelly as well


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    Registered User

    Mar 2005


    Very good to have you here on BB, and what a great birth story! O

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    Melinda Guest

    That's a great story! Thank you for sharing it with's always great to read birth stories!!

    Welcome to BB too.....I hope you enjoy it here!

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    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW

    Hi Tetalina

    Welcome to BB and thank you for sharing your story with us.

    Congratulations on your birth.

    Take care


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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    Hi Tetalina and welcome to BellyBelly!

    What a great birth story! Thanks so much for sharing it, and Congratulations!

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2003
    Kilmore Vic

    Thanks for sharing that story, it is a shame they can't work out that the size of your pelvis is too small before you go through all that pain. It seems to happen alot too, so why not screen for it with each woman at her first pg. At least now you know and can go straight to the ceaser without the labour next time.

    Cheers Michelle

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW


    glad you are recovering so well. congrats!!


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    Platinum Member

    Nov 2004

    Hi Tetalina,

    Thanks for sharing Jimmy's birth strory. Welcome to BB.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    Hi Tetalina,

    Welcome to BellyBelly and thanks for sharing your story with us.

    Congratulations on the birth of Jimmy.

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    Resident Samsquanch

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean

    Thanks for sharing your story! LOL at the anethasist being Gods gift to women

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005

    Wow, you sound so positive about your experience. Congratulations and welcome to James.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    Hi Tetalina,

    Welcome to BB.

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. Congrats on the birth of James.

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    katanya Guest

    What bliss! Epidurals are god’s gift to women (so was the anaesthetist, btw).
    LOL I can relate to that..

    Welcome to Belly Belly and thanks for sharing your story!