This is a discussion on EDD Sept 2012 mummies! within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Congrats lingz! Epi or not, you still went thru it and you got your baby in your arms !...
Congrats lingz! Epi or not, you still went thru it and you got your baby in your arms !
By the way what is VE? I'm kinda ignorant of all these acronyms... I have my 38th week appointment tomorrow cant wait to see what my little one is upto inside me.
Well my birth actually pretty short... Had bloody mucus this morning called gynea n he told me to go straight to mt A.
Reach around 8++ did admissions was asked to go labour ward. So by 9 am in lw but not much contractions... So on ctg a couple of hours..dilate around 3~4cm.
Dr burst water bag at 12. Contractions come really fast with 10mins interval for twice then 5 mins for 3x then eventually 1~2mins. Had epi coz pain endurance low.. Lol by 1.50pm fully dilate. As gynea only reached back around 2.20.. Pushed for 3 times.. baby out by 2.50pm.
Btw last check baby is 2.8 but del 3.3kg.
Congrats Rodorsany! Our baby share the same bdae!
Let me try my birth story.. Gonna be very lengthy, do bear with me.. *wink*
0905 - walked in gynae clinic to be induced cos amino fluid low and baby not growing well since 3 weeks ago..
0920 - strapped to CTG but highest contraction registered was like 50+.. I guess that is hardly a contraction since I felt absolutely nothing..
0930 - gynae did VE, still 1.5cm dilated.. walking round e park, climbing stairs and doing squats over e weekend doesn't seem to help .. onli helped to lose my mucus plug (on Sun with no blood)..
0935 - inserted pill to induce.. told to lie down 30min for pill to dissolve, go shopping, have a good lunch and admit myself into Thomson Medical Center at 1230 irregardless of whether contractions are felt..
1200 - felt sme mild painless contractions but super feel like pooing feeling..
1300 - finally reached Thomson Medical Center.. went to admission counter and did e admin stuff..
1345 - went up to delivery suite and shown to observation ward.. one mummy was screaming for epidural but was told by the nurses she is too late for that.. followed by her swearing and unrelentless screaming.. I was scared to death..
1400 - was shaved and given enema..
1415 to 1545 - put on CTG.. watched soundless HBO and watsapp friends.. Nurses constantly checking on contractions and asked if im sure I dont want pain relief yet.. *scratch head*
1545 - gynae came and did VE.. 3cm dilated and BURST my waterbag.. pain x 10.. felt warm fluid gushing out.. praised for being still smiley and not seeking pain relief and I was like "but it is not painful at all" (till now that is).. wheeled to delivery ward as ward is available..
1550 to 1615 - put on sme glucose drip.. intense contractions started.. super irregular.. sometimes 5min apart, smetimes 1-2min apart.. every time it came, I cringed.. endured 4-5 cycles of super painful contractions before I rang the nurse for gas..
1615 to 1640 - concluded that gas is totally USELESS.. Decided not to be super mummy, rang the nurses and begged for epidural.. Endured another 4-5 cycles of super painful contractions..
1700 - Anestician came and I almost cried with relief.. he pumped in sme pain killer into my hand (where e drip is) I tink.. I tink I was in so much pain I dont care what they pump in.. as long as it takes e pain away.. told me to suck gas in the meantime and I told him it is useless.. he told me to suck nonetheless..
1711 - curled like a shrimp and was poked I tink 3-4 times.. seriously, all e poking on the back is not painful at all.. not sure if it is cos I was sucking gas greedily.. epidural administered.. was tapped on e shoulder to tell me I can lie on my back oredi.. by then I was so high on the gas that I felt giddy and sleepy.. was told epi will take 10 min to take effect..
1720 - contractions on the tummy numbed off but still felt pain down there.. told the nurse and she said mayb epidural have not fully taken effect.. sucked on gas as I was determined for it to be a painfree labour now that I have epi.. was warned by nurse not to as it will make me giddy and weak.. decided to be a good girl and bear with it..
1740 - the pain down there intensified.. begged the nurses to increase dosage.. increased from 6 to 10.. told hubby to go have dinner since gynae predicted I will labour till 11pm..
1750 - pain down there got worse.. feel very badly stretched.. did not occur to me that it is inviting me to push.. all the pain is making me stoopid.. rang e nurse and begged to increase to max dosage and that I want to pee.. the nurse refused to up dosage and say it is due to baby head coming down.. I seriously wanted to die.. she did a VE and asked me do I feel like pushing.. I thought for a moment and realised yeah, the pain seemed to be wanting me to push! Oh my, I feel so dumb.. She told me to wait and ran out..
1755 - came back with stirrups and put my legs up.. I asked the next stoopid question.. Am I fully dilated? Yeah, she said.. And she has informed my gynae.. Quickly called hubby to rush back and said it is time!
1800 - nurse told me to push on next contraction and indeed it felt real good! No pain wen pushing! Stopped halfway cos I said I need to wee wee.. She said dont stop, just wee! And I did.. So paiseh.. Hubby came back..
1805 - 2 more nurses came in and guided me to push.. I tink I managed 3 pushes with each contraction.. then I heard them saying my bladder is in the way.. so they put in the urine thingy to collect urine..
1805 to 1840 - did a total of 10-12 pushes I tink.. then said I have no strength left.. insist to wait for gynae.. hubby kept rubbing my shoulders telling me I did great..
1840 - my angel aka gynae finally came and got dressed..
1845 - with one mighty push and episiotomy, my girl came flying out.. the way I feel, I felt her fly out.. but hubby said they pulled her out.. oh well.. anyway, the moment she is out, I felt super good.. I thought I would cry but I did not.. I just said hello baby!
that's it! From e point of waterbag bursting till delivery is 3 short hours.. I always thought if short labour I shld b able to endure it without epi.. I am wrong.. I still sucummbed to it in e end.. But gynae did say e epi could have played a part in the super fast dilation.. Oh well.. No point dwelling on it.. A healthy baby is all I need..
So baby Desiree is out, looking pink and wailing, weighing 2.35kg..
Hope my story dont scare the mummies in waiting.. I suppose everybody's pain threshold is different! I'm just a super low pain threshold mummy..
Hi lings you did great!..
I knew I bth pain endure 40mins i ask for epi .... Haha lucky anasthetist was ars e labour ward need not wait long..
Have a good rest... I cant sleep oh gosh!!!! But my neighbour snoring away hw envy!!!
Btw you gals took pain killers??? I did not.. Wanna try bf baby so dont want still bearable compared tp contractions
hello mummies this is my first post although I've been following this thread for a while congrats to all who have delivered and jiayou to those who will be saying hello to your baby soon! i was supposed to be a sep mummy too (edd 4 sep) but my baby decided he prefers to be a 31 aug baby
am still trying to figure out what my baby wants when he cries...am on partial bf only cos my milk supply is low only managed to pump about 50-60ml in total every 3,4hrs sigh...envy you girls who are able to bf exclusively!!! what are the ways to increase milk
supply? I'm drinking green papaya fish bone soup everyday and gynae had prescribed millotium but doesn't seem to help much...
I stopped painkillers after discharge...today is day 12 but actually still a bit uncomfy down there...I think painkillers shld have no effect on bf I guess...but anyway agree, I'm sure there is nothing more painful than contractions! >.<
Hi irah! Welcome~ yup the thread is getting more n more exciting!
Lizzy n caramellae dont worry yup treat it like an allergy. Nowadays in sch also special care is given like for camps etc have to check if any student has g6pd or other allergies n make sure food provided is suitable.
Congrats rodorsany n lingz!!! Lingz your baby is small, easier to push? Cos my baby keep getting stuck! >< end up need vacuum assist... I wonder is it me or baby big... But there r bigger babies!
Kary yup it's easier when someone is helping me bottle feed or even just help me carry a while when I eat or need to use the toilet... But usually no one is free to help much as in the day only me n my mum at home n she busy cooking n doing chores... I think when baby smells me she smells milk... Sigh.
dont worry your turn will come soon k!! But ya, can go for walks hope can make delivery easier also
Hi jia! you r welcome to join us!! A handful of us edd in sep but delivered in August also, like me
Congrats mummies who gave birth yesterday! Thanks for sharing the birth stories!
Welcome the new mummies who join us here!!
I just woke up to pee.. and can't go back to sleep.. itching n baby kicking.. so decided to catchup on the posts!
I went for my gynae checkup yesterday .. 38 weeks already, i gained 2kg frm last week and baby is now 3.1kg! Gynae commented on the fast growth as i put on so much weight! :/ No wonder i felt super heavy n hard to get up from bed for the past few nights.. Also, gynae commented my baby has moved to a very low position but not engaged yet.. memtioned to her that i got some bad straining on the pelvic and bladder kicks.. She said all is well...
She asked if i got plans for a date , but told her i would like to wait for nature to take its course.. besides, coz my confinement lady is only gonna be available end of month, i hope i can hold on till my EDD 24th Sept or beyond afew days.. she just casually said that baby may get bigger n really heavier.. (at back of my head suddenly i realise i might have difficulty pushing! ) Hmm i just take it as it comes bah.. if baby wants to come out, i also cannot hold...
Right now just wanna enjoy my last moments before my princess comes out.. of coz w the price of beating w all the disconfort, itching and kicking haha.. I'm still driving around to meet my friends for hi tea.. ate The Line with my colleagues today coz boss treat! Eating my mao shang wang mooncake too.. gosh i guess i'm gonna gain more weight.. weight gain so far is 13+kg.. wonder how it will be at full term... but i'll be missing all the spicy and sinful food after birth.. so just pigging myself out... lol
Yeah, I took painkillers.. Gynae said not to worry as those are safe for breastfeeding..Originally Posted by Rodorsany:691771
Till now I still dont dare move much.. have not got out of bed since I delivered at 6+pm.. I know a bit dumb.. I mean after contractions, what can be more painful than that? But I tink I hit my pain quota for the year oredi.. now super scared of pain.. haha..
Oh ya.. Do you girls feel a lot of wind in tummy? I do.. And it's emitting weird sounds as the tummy rumbled with the wind before it comes out as gas.. No smell though.. Haha.. Wonder why.. So weird feeling..
Not sure if it's cos she's small so easier to push.. But I remember grumbling to the nurses why baby is still not out despite my many pushes? They kept saying I did good, but y aren't the head out yet.. I sounded so skeptical that they showed me baby's head with a mirror.. Haha.. Wen she is finally out, all I thought was why are you so small baby? But gynae said my girl is being considerate.. staying small so that it is easier to push her out.. haha..Originally Posted by felicity:691776
Towards the end of pregnancy with all the heaviness and uncomfyness, i really wish for the baby to be out soon. now that he's out, i kinda miss him back inside.
How many times does your baby wake up in the night since you breastfeed exclusively. Mine is almost every 1-2 hours. It gets veryyyyy tiring..
Around every 2-3 hours... Occasionally even up to 4 hours! I think sometimes she tires herself out from constantly latching for hours in the evening... So can sleep slightly more at night.. No fixed timing though..
Lingz dont't worry, you will plump her up soon!! ^^
congrats Lingz & Rodorsany
In my 38weeks 5days......waiting waiting
Thanks lizzy.. That's really comforting. Did you do anything to reduce his jaundice level? When he was still in hospital for the 3 days after i was discharged, i was really sad and depressed.
Congrats to Lingz & Rodorsany!! And thanks for sharing your birth story here even though you all must be so so tired..
I read lizzy's birth story i feel anxious myself.. lolz. I cannot imagine the pain when you wrote there that you feel like wanna die.. sighz. My friend's gynae also said the feeling is like, wanna die one, but you wont die.. huhuhuuuhu..
Anyway Kary, for sex to work to induce labour, you need to do it like 3x a day! because one time intercourse, the amount of sperm released is not enough to induce the labour as yet. just make sure you still have the strength to push though if you really wanna attempt it.. hahahahhaa.. alternatively, nipple stimulation, mango, pineapple, squatting i've heard also helping. but if it's still not working for you, maybe baby really dont wanna come out yet.. hehehhee..
As for the VE checked, you gals all done it with fingers? My friend's one, she mentioned that the doctor used some kind of a device and insert it in.. is it the same? maybe fingers one not so painful, but because hers was using this tool then it's painful?! I'm gonna have my turn for VE check this coming friday, quite worried too, but i'm dying to know if i got dilate or not.. Keep hoping for miracle that i can dilate fast fast.. lolz..
And btw, what's g6pd?
Gosh then I think I'm just gonna keep waiting for when the baby is ready to come out... I finally packed my hospital bag just today, and feel like there's actually not much that I need to take.
Been feeling a lot of pressure on my pelvic bone and my muscles are all hurt and like sore since yday eve... dont't kno if it's cos I walked a lot yday, but not not able to walk at my usual pace, moving around like a snail or even slower.. Can't wait for my check up this afternoon, to see how much longer my baby wants to keep me waiting, and also hoping The doctor does not have to put his fingers inside me...
Yes what is g6pd?
I've been having on n off pelvic bone pain for like 2 days now, most of them felt when i was walking. and just yesterday during my movie outing, i felt like a back ache on the right side. quite painful until i have to keep putting my hand at the back to pressing on it. otherwise pretty uncomfy..
i just keep hoping pelvic bone pain means baby engaged and i'm dilating.. hahahha..
on a side note, just watched "What to expect when you're expecting" movies last week, saw this one trendy pregnant mommy still wearing heels while carrying twins, and when she delivered, she sort of sneezed and then one baby out.. hahahhaha.. like super cool..
Hahaha yea I saw that movie too... And the sneezing and baby coming out they make it look soo easy, but when we read everyone's birth story it's so difficult. I wore my high heels after soo many months on Saturday, my hubby and I had our last couple date night for a long time to xome with no interruptions can't wait to get back to working out and losing all the weight I've gained..
Wah kary, it's good that you get the chance to enjoy with your hubby now. I think it's really healthy for your relationship with hubby too. I missed my heels and just last night, i was dreaming that i complained to myself i got no clothes to wear anymore, all the clothes cannot fit anymore and i get so depressed.. sighz..
I'm now back to wearing make up to work for the past 2 weeks. it's a light one as compared to my previous habit, but at least i feel better looking at myself in the mirror now.
My fate will be determined this friday i think.. so either normal or c sect.. i'm still feeling scared of c sect, with the after op pain and the wounds.. sighz..