At 9.5cms dilation I was told to go for c section

It was 17th of October 11:45 p.m. (10days before my due date). I was going to bed after talking to my baby, reading a book and writing my last letter to her about how I am eagerly waiting to see her and can’t wait to see her and hold her in my arms. That’s when I felt a “pop” in my stomach, knew it wasn’t a kick because it felt different than any other movement. I went to the bathroom to see if my water broke, but nothing came out. Then I started having these waves of being uncomfortable in my tummy. They started getting intense minutes by minutes. I knew that it was time for me to go to the hospital. I was scared out of my wits and having no idea what was going to happen next. It was go time. I was soon going to have my first baby. I told my husband to take me to the hospital and the whole ride from home to the hospital my mind was concentrated on one thing.

What *P101* taught me

I was hospitalized at 1:00am in the morning and was 1 cm dilated. Doctors didn’t allow me to go back home as they had to monitor my contractions. I booked a room. I walked the whole night. Did squats and ‘duck walk’ exercise. Maintained my calm, focused on my breathing. I swear it’s difficult but once you set your mind on anything your subconscious mind helps you through it…I started feeling contractions; I said nothing, but there must have been a terror on my face.

The next several hours weren’t easy as my labor progressed
In the morning at 7, I was dilated to 4cms. And the pain was real…
The 6 hour journey after that is something cannot be put into words.
The only thing that kept me sane was *breathing*

At 9.5cms dilation doctors told me to go for a c section as my baby’s head was bigger and with continuous pushing also she wasn’t ready to come out. I was firm on one thing that I want a normal delivery, and that firmness worked. With more pushing and stretching the baby was vacuumed out.

18th October 14:19 *My happiness was birthed through pain*.
And all the suffering and pain went away in a moment I saw her. The doctors handled my baby to me and we cried, the most satisfying cry ever! MY MIRACLE WAS BORN!
You deserve more credit. I truly see you now as a mentor. You brought a calm and an important trust to the uncertain.
On behalf of every new frenzied, frantic baby-crazed mom, thank you.
Thank you for giving the exact guidelines.
Thank you for being there.
Thank you for all you do.
Thank you from the most primal and very bottom of my heart.😘

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Tushita Rathod

Tushita is a passionate and enthusiastic child birth eductaor, who has received comprehensive training directly from Rita Singha at Pregnancy 101, Ahmedabad. She wants to make the right information available to the pregnant women, allowing them to make informed decisions. Working closely with the moms & dads to be, Tushita can make pregnancy & childbirth a truly healthy & joyful

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