Contractions were too Fast with Hardly any Break. Meconium Started to Flow Out
So it was 18th March early morning 6AM.I had a Bloody show and as taught in class I did not panic. I thought my labor would start soon..So I had a nice shower, rechecked my hospital bag and waited till late morning when I went to see my doctor. My doctor said there was no dilation and the water level seemed to be less, so she called for a sonography in d noon. The water level was around 6.3 but rest all was ok so she let me go home and called for a checkup next day and said she wouldn’t be able to wait if the level goes further down.
In the eve I had little pain in d lower abdomen. Unable to judge what it was, I went for a walk. Walking seemed to be difficult than the usual days, but I continued.
I slept at night and the pain started again, but somehow I could manage to sleep in between the pains.
On 19th March I got up and had my breakfast and thought I would go for the checkup in d eve.. Around 12:30 – 1 again felt that the contractions had started..But this time the intensity was high..I told my husband n my mother in law to play sequence with me. We played a few rounds and the pains got more intense, I told my husband to help me do a few exercises n divert my mind and progress faster (taught in P101 classes). Pain increased and I went for a nice warm water shower, walked around the house to kill time and intensify the labor. Finally at 4 I realised I should leave for the hospital. We went to the temple and then reached the hospital. When checked I was already 4-5 cm dilated, and the doctor told me “You already fought more than half of the battle.”
Around 4:30 PM I was admitted n taken to the labor room, where again I was made to exercise. The staff got me a gym ball, I sat on it n relaxed myself and then did full squats. I was asked if I wanted to take epidural to which I refused. Between exercises I took chocolates, juice and massage from my husband..The pain was continuous.. Contractions were too fast with hardly any break. Meconium started to flow out, but by that time I was 10cm dilated. After some 15-18 pushes where I was nearly exhausted, my lifeline came in this world crying at 6:50 PM.
Thank u Tushita Ma’am for your unconditional love and support at all times, be it mental or physical pain. I don’t think I could be so strong headed when in pain, without your help. Also after the labor class there were so many changes in my husband, he became more calm n understanding and did not panic. Breathing techniques taught in the class were a boon at all times during the labor. I was also lucky to have amazing and motivating hospital staff and doctors during my labor, who helped me a lot. This journey wouldn’t have been the same without you n Rita’s Pregnancy 101. Thank u again for keeping me positive at all times.
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