Is this yr 1st pregnancy?
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Hi.. Im a FTM. Appreciate if you guys willing to share your birth story here.
My edd will be on the 29 Aug 2012 and planning to have a natural birth with no meds. Really need your support and motivation
for me to gain my confidence! Thanks.
Is this yr 1st pregnancy?
I had natural birth with no epidural.... all birth stories are diff... you have got to be strong in your thinking that you want it to be natural, esp when it's so painful. Jia you!
Last edited by mskyliee; 26-07-2012 at 12:48 PM.
hi ain, when the time comes, nothing else matters... just focus on pushing the lil one out. My lil out came decides to pop 4 days before my EDD. went thru natural delivery without epi. everything happened so fast. but during delivery it feels like a lifetime. i wish you all the best.
p/s: hubby's arm was full of scratch marks after delivery. =p
Lol..! how long was your labour and how big was your lil one?? Watching ppl giving birth online really terrifies me.. haha..
Thanks for the support! I will try to be strong but thinking about the tear, cut, stitching.. OUCH!! no strong already...
i went to the hospi around 10+am and baby came out slightly before 2pm. everyone say it's a fast delivery for 1st delivery. *phew*
he was 3.7kg! i didnt watch any labour vids... since i want an ALL natural birth, didnt wanna scare myself by watching those vids.
Wow! That was really fast! and plus the huge baby i give you my salute man.. What made you to the hospital? Was it your waterbag broke or...?
I went to hospital around 8.00 pm after my waterbag burst and some bleeding follow by contraction as well. I delivered my gal around 10.30 pm with natural and no epi. The nurse told me I'm consider fast and gotta be careful for my second baby which is end of September. ☺
it feels like a lifetime... i had a few drops of blood in the morning and i called up the hospi to ask if i need to be admited. they checked with my gynae and told me to come immediately. i took my own sweet time to get ready while hubby kan cheong! hahaha! no contractions felt till i was in the car. my waterbag didnt burst. i still wasnt fully dilated when i reach hospi. my gynae come check check then go for lunch 1st. (-_-"') i was so determined not to get epi but once the contractions started getting closer... i ask for epi, then ask whether can do c-sect then ask what other options can i get... hahaha! but honestly, i'm glad i manage to go thru everything according to birth plan.
How does the contraction actually feels like?? I know many describe as mensus cramp but 1000x more painful. Is it bearable?? Which part do you feel the most intense?? Your back? Lower abdominal or the whole tummy??
I would really hope to have a fast labour like you guys.. Im trying to be as active as i could.
it's unbearable but we women can somehow go through it. most intense will be my tummy.... it's like super extreme bad tummy cramp. dont worry dear... you gotta relax... dont stress out unnecessarily. once your lil one is out, you'll be super glad you went thru everything for him/her.
Contractions feel like bad cramp, and it comes in interval....
I had sudden crampy feeling one week before birth, by then I was 2cm dilated.. so gynae advise will be that period of time.... then few days before, cramp got worse, but bearable.... it just comes and go... eventually I was worried so I went to hospital...
Induced around 9plus and then gave birth around 5plus. I think I won't survive the contraction if my husband wasn't determined enough too..he kept pressing the gas mask on me, and also due to the leg jab(?), I slip in and out of sleep... this power nap saved me cos partly I didnt really feel the pain, and I still have the strength to push when it's time! Less than 5mins of pushing and baby was out!
In 5 mins?? Did you get cut??
Anyway may i know at which week the gynae will check for your dilation? And is it painful?? How is tye process? My next check up will be on my 37weeks.
Nope. never cut, only a slight tear. Hmm, check the dilation by inserting fingers into back of the vaginal. Think your gynae going to check soon. My first check was week 37 then gave birth at 38
Last edited by mskyliee; 26-07-2012 at 11:40 PM.
Is it painful or not???
Contraction is like having bad mensus cramp. But it's will comes & goes...still bearable for me coz maybe i normally have bad mensus cramp every month before pregnant. After each pain then get yourself ready for next pain. So, i guess be mentally prepared for the pain. It becomes more closer and pain. I was holding my sister's hand and press very hard when every pain comes while my husband drive us to hospital. Her hand become "black green" after that. :-)
Was dilated 4 cm when reached hospital. After about 30 mins it's almost 9 cm already and sent to labour ward prepared for labour. With 3 pushes, my daughter came out. I think doctor checked for dilation from 37 weeks by fingers into your vaginal. A bit uncomfortable but it's very fast.
Oh ok. Atleast i can be mentally prepared. thanks for sharing
I believe when the time comes, everything will take place naturally. For me , when I was pregnant w my 1st child, I was like you terrified of labor.. Didn't know what contraction pain is like, shld I take pain relieve, will i b able to handle the pain,how's waterbag bursting like ... So on n so forth lol!!! too many things to think of .. Hehehe.. But I was adamant not to take epi since I've hrd lots of the after effect of it..
So to cut short, my 1st labour was very long. I had contractions at midnight n have to tahan till 6pm the following day before they wheeled me to labour suite. The pain was unbearable so I tried using the laughing gas but it doesn't wrk for me so I pushed it aside n just focus on breathing .. Finally gave birth at 935pm 21 hours of labour
And years later, I gave birth to my 2nd and 3rd too w/o any pain relief n naturally.. I just focused on my breathing and to take in the pain when contractions come n blow it away as it's gone
But every birthing story is diff.. So just do what you think you feel your body needs ..stay positive n support frm hubby is really crucial : )
Wish you all the best k
For me, i had epidural for my both labours..
1st girl, started with contraction pain in the middle of the night, but i endure the pain till 9am then rush to hospital..
Feel so painful but yet my waterbag have not't burst... till it's like 4pm i'm dilated 6cm, doc help me to burst my waterbag..
Pain got stronger n "can't be explain", it's like draining my energy so i got no choice as i cannot tolerate the pain anymore so i request to have an epiduaral instead.. Delivered at 7+pm..
2nd boy, i also keep telling myself this time no more epidural or meds..
i started to bleed so i admitted straight into hospital, this time my contraction pain lasted for 16 hours!
I'm in the delivery suite for 2 days -.-"
Ended up having epidural too, really cannot endure already LOL...
I spent 21hours in total to deliver my no.2
Oh my...... Now already having backaches due to epidural =(
aiyo.. so sorry for you. I try to avoid epi if possible and want it to be all natural(hopefully!) How long have you been having this backache??
Actually on n off will have backaches example if I sit too long, or stand too long backaches will find me eventually...
Not as bad for as though.. As I take really good care of myself during confinement period..
Sometimes I would just go for a massage if I happen to be free
Anymore birth story to share??
I had cramps on a Saturday morning, unfortunately, hubby had to work for half day. The cramps comes on and off until 8pm. Amazingly, I had time to eat and nap until 8pm, decided to go hospital.
At the hospital, the nurses had to check the contractions via the CTG scan to see how far apart are the contractions. Apparently, my contractions are 3-5mins apart, but i only felt pain at every 15mins. So they decided to let me go home, but hubby was reluctant that we had to travel to and fro. we decided to have dinner at the hospital while monitoring the pain. But it got more and more severe to the extend i had to stop walking or eating each time the pain comes.
At 10pm we decided to do the administrative work to ward myself. Straight away was wheeled to the labour ward, at 11pm the anesthetist came to inject the epidural and afterwards, burst the water bag.
Relieved from the epidural, rested until 5am, to find that I am fully dilated already. Gynae was being called, and started to push, at first attempt they said it was good(used the right tactic) but i needed to use more force. However they needed to cut me as I already had a little bit of tear
At 559am my baby girl was being pushed out after almost 1 hour of pushing.
And am glad she's growing healthy and strong after 3months