I Actively Kept Pushing For 2 Hours


Hello everyone, my name is Neha Seth. On 30th March, I delivered my baby boy Riaan. Here is my birth story, I started having mild irregular contractions on 26th March at night. The contractions continued on the 27th but again it wasn’t regular. On 28th, morning my contractions were so intense and regular that the midwife admitted and monitored me. However after checking my cervix, she sent me home. On 29th I did not feel any contractions at all. Finally, on 30th of March at 01:00am my water broke. I was hospitalized at 02:30am. There was no dilation. At 04:30am my contractions started to pick up, I was surviving on water and lemonade. At 07:00 I was 4cm dilated. I was already exhausted, and did not feel like eating anything so much so I puked twice. I was drowsy and tired due to the lack of sleep.

However, I still practiced my breathing and change of positions to feel better. Finally at 09:00am I opted for epidural since my dilation was really slow. By 1:00pm I was 7cms dilated. Then finally around 3:40pm my midwife said I was fully dilated and she suggested to pump in some oxytocin to increase the frequency of contractions which would help me in pushing. I actively kept pushing for 2 hours but felt like I was not getting anywhere. So then I tried different positions like cat, squatting to push. At 6:00pm I wanted to give up as my body was completely exhausted and I did not have any energy to push. This is where my midwife and husband encouraged me by saying that every single push helps. At 6:50pm my husband excited me that he could see our baby’s head and we are nearly there. Finally at 7:06pm our baby boy arrived and in the end it was all worth it 🙏.

I being obese, having thyroid and gestational diabetes, I managed to deliver normally. I owe it all to Tushita Ma’am. It was the best decision of my life to join her classes. Her teachings helped me in every aspect of my pregnancy, labor and delivery. Thank you Ma’am for giving us the confidence to embrace our body. You are our guardian Angel 😇.

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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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