Finally had the chance to switch on my laptop while my mother takes care of the boy. So here's my birth story. A loong one.
Since my gynae is leaving to Thomson Medical Center, decided to induce thinking that she will be there during my delivery but unfortunately no. All deliveries were passed to her partner. But she did check on me while I was in the labour ward and after I delivered the next morning. Was angry at first but I guess it's fated and I'm thankful that I was induced coz firstly my baby was bigger than average at the time of birth and secondly, the gynae who took over was sssooo good! I wouldn't mind taking her for baby no. 2. Insya-Allah...
6 a.m. - Check-in at delivery suite
7 a.m. - First prostin tablet inserted
9.30 a.m. - Sent to my room to rest
2 p.m. - Sent to triage to be checked. Cervix was only 1.5cm dilated so inserted the second prostin tablet.
5 p.m. - Sent to my room again
8.30 p.m. - Started to feel contractions. They were about 10 min apart.
10.30 p.m. - Contractions get stronger and were about 3 min apart.
11 p.m. - Decided to inform the nurses that I was in pain and they brought me to labour ward. M.O. on duty checked me and I was only 2.5cm dilated. They forced me to take a jab on my thigh so that I will sleep.
3 a.m. - M.O. checked and I was only 3.5cm dilated. Inserted tablet no. 3 and pitocin drip was administered.
8 a.m. - Gynae checked and asked the nurses to burst my water bag and increased the pitocin dosage.
11 a.m. - Pain was unbearable! I was only 4 cm dilated! Contractions was as high as level 10 on the chart. Hubby said I looked like I was possessed whenever my contractions came. My body was shaking vigorously, my breathing was really heavy and my eyes were rolled up. He couldn't really see my pupils. He cried seeing me in that condition and forced me to take epidural which I refused at first. I was also worried I might not have the energy to push especially when I was not allowed to eat so I eventually agreed to epidural. Was disappointed with myself at that moment.
11.30 p.m. - Fully dilated. Even with an increased dosage of pitocin drip, it took me 2 hours to dilate 1cm. Practised pushing with hubby and only 1 nurse in the room. Started to crown and gynae came.
12 a.m. - Gynae said that my baby's head was not in the right position. She tried to turn his head manually but he refused to stay in the correct position. Gynae had no choice but to get my husband to agree to assisted delivery. Used forceps.
12.38 a.m. - Half of his body was out.
12.39 a.m. - With a total of three pushes, I delivered my boy.
So yeah, was in the labour ward for about 25hrs... Baby's head was big, his head was not in place and weighing 3474g, gynae told me that he is bigger than average for my size. And I had two episiotomy wound... My labour was as long as my mother's and at that time there wasn't any epidural. I was really disappointed because I have set my mind not to have epidural because I wanted to feel what labour feels like and I kept telling myself, if my mother can do it, so can I.. But apparently I can't and one of the midwives were not encouraging at all.. She was telling me to take epidural the moment I came into the labour room because she said I won't stand the pain... Quite irritated with her comments . But anyway, I'm glad he has finally arrived and till now, I still can't believe I just gave birth to a child.
And Rambling Mummy, I am on total BF.. Milk flow came in on the 4th day and alhamdulillah, the supply is more than his feeding.