did you tear? or had an episiotomy?
This is a discussion on Induce Birth - Pls share your experience within the General Pregnancy Discussion forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; after reading so many stories of induce, i think i'm the lucky one... when i expecting my son, i rem ...
after reading so many stories of induce, i think i'm the lucky one... when i expecting my son, i rem i went for my gynae checkup as usual on my 38/39weeks (cant rem cos was yr 2000 then), and was told by my doc to admit on the same day for induce with no reason given.. cos it was my 1st so i just listen to him, admitted on the same day evening 7pm...
my room packed with all those monitoring machines and i was given check her and there... and the nurse told me to wait for another 2hours and she'll come and induce me... so i rested on my bed.. but 1hour later i started to feel the contradiction every 20mins i think... so i called the nurse and was told no need to induce cos i'm going into labour myself... haha so was pushed to the labour ward... it was hell man... nurses came in and check on my cervix every hour and i was like being 'rape'... the pain incresing every hour and 12hours later i manage to give birth to my son with no epi / jab, all natural... but was screaming like helll... haha.... my daughter was a fast 1 w/o any epi and jab as well.. 2hours and she's out, all natural also...
did you tear? or had an episiotomy?
episiotomy for both... =)
Hey mummies, thanks for all yr support & advise. I'm counting down to my delivery day (3 days to go!!!) and I couldn't wait to get it all over already.
I hate it when my gynae check for the dilation, coz it hurts when he grope inside. That means I gotta bear with the nurses and other doctors checking =(
Everytime I go for checkup and my gynae scan, my baby sure facing behind one. So far I dont't think I saw her full face before. She only let me see her back or side view. Naughty girl! =P Haha~ My this baby girl very active inside, sometimes she move so violently that it hurts. Worse still she likes to move at night, so will wake me up. I dont know whether I'll miss the feeling of her inside, but I'm definitely eager to lie on my front again and wear normal clothes. Feel so clumsy with such a big tummy and limited clothing to wear.
I sure kan chiong !! Must make sure everything packed first coz I stay Tampines and Kandang Kerbau Hospital is so far away. dont want my hubby to run here & there & waste petrol. Oh, the FLOAT! I think gotta go on a last shopping trip before I admit into hospital this Thursday liaoz. dont foresee my baby coming out before then. Hai~ My mother in law helped me to buy those herbs for bathing during confinement already, so at least that's 1 thing off my shopping list...=)
yeah, i hated it too when the nurses and gynaes check for dilation....so many hands in and out....
Hi mummies, I've finally popped!! In the end it was via emergency c-sect, since gynae says my labour is progressing poorly.
I was admitted around 9am into the dear son, checked BP and put on drip. Then the nurse asked what pain relief I want. I told her that most prob epidural, but as I was not having any pain yet, I thought it would be given later. Who knows the nurse immediately call the anasthetist to adminster the epidural. I kept telling them that I'm not feeling any pain yet, but they said it's best to administer early.
So started epidural and no pain at all. My doc came in to break the waterbag around 10am, but he didn't put any pills to dilate my cervix. I was around 3.5cm dilated only. Then started the waiting game. The nurses came and checked my cervix twice, but both different reading. 1 say it's 5cm, then the other say it's around 8cm already. I was happy coz I thought it will be over soon.
Who knows, later my gynae came back to check around 10pm then say my cervix still at 4cm (???!!!) and recommended for me to go for emergency c-sect. Says baby's head is stuck at birth canal and if dont't come out soon, she'll be deprived of oxygen.
So I was really crying then, coz I was so scared of having to go through c-sect. The anasthetists and surgeons were very nice and kept telling me it will be over soon and not to worry so much. During the procedure, it hurts loh!!! There was alot of tugging and pushing which really hurts even though I'm supposed to be numb.
My princess was born at 2222hrs on 4 Dec. She didn't cry, so when the anasthetist told me that she's out, I was wondering if it was a mistake. Then they bought her to me and she SMILED!! =) They took about 1/2hr to stitch me up, then another 1/2 hr in the recovery ward before I was wheeled back to the ward.
I'm already discharged yesterday (although the c-sect wound & backache is killing me...). Now at home recuperating. Still very jialat, can't really walk around much and struggling to sleep at night. Luckily my mother in law is around to help with my baby, coz I'm definitely in no situation to do anything.
Then my milk have not't come in, although my breasts is starting to feel tender. I'm giving her formula milk first. Hopefully tml I can start latching her on.
But looking at her, I really think everything's worth it. My pain also gone whenever I look at her. She's my pain relief. =)
gong xi gong xi to you and your lovely princess... all pain is worth while! enjoy your parenthood~
Thank you thank you! I still can't believe I'm a mother! It's really a joy to watch my daughter. She looks like one of those display cabinet dolls coz she's so small & sweet..=)
I delivered at Kandang Kerbau Hospital and just removed my stitches yesterday. Wound doesn't really hurt, but I dont't dare to look at it. Tummy still very big & my back is killing me...=( I got engaged a massage lady to do tummy wrap for me, so hopefully it will shrink faster.
Hi January84...yah, my milk production very slow. It's been a week. I abit worried that I may not have enough milk for my baby. I tried letting her latch on, but she's very frustrated with it and worse still, my left nipple is flat, making it even more difficult for her. I managed to let her latch on my right one though, but i'm not sure whether she's actually drinking anot. The rest of the time I'm feeding her formula milk first. Luckily I have not't bought the breastpump. If really no milk then it's a waste of $$$...
My Darling Princess
Congrats Gwen... nice name btw...
you've got a beautiful baby there...
the massage lady started sessions with you already? after massae you can bind your tummy with the tummy wrap... vivi collections is selling. can view at bulkpurchase thread.
Thanks, daberdew & autumn82! Got her name by inspiration...=)
Oh, the massage lady got bind for me, although not that tight coz scared will injure the c-sect cut. I'm abit scared to look at my tummy now, coz so flabby and so many stretchmarks...=P
maybe get your dear husband to buy for you?
congrats gwen..your girl is so cute!!! At first, i also worried that i do not hve any breast milk for my baby but who noes after a week..milk was flowing like mad..keep leaking n hve to pump out...i also got inverted nipples...so i think pumping out is a good method since latching is quite tiring and make your girl frustrated..
Actually you dont need to invest on breast pump...i bought one also no use..cos i ended up using my own hands to squeeze...my girl is gg 2mth now...i still got quite a good flow of milk...and now i quite irriated that the breast milk will leak if i dont squeeze out regularly...
Since my breast milk not much I dont't think I need breast pump either (although my auntie did lend me one). If pump out, then we will keep producing more milk right? No point ...=( I know the benefits of breastfeeding, but if really cannot also bobian.
Now in confinement. Sianz! Cannot bathe and must eat those ginger things. Hair so oily somemore!! My mother in law told me to tahan at least 14 days before washing hair with the chinese herbs water, so 4 more days to go! Must jiayou!!! lol~
I had two inductions for my two pregnancy. My first pregnancy when smoothly until the last doc's visit, I was already 4-5 cm dialated without contractions. So it was 2 days before due date...so the my doc asked me for induced that night. Addmitted 7+ p.m and by 11.10 p.m by my son was born at healthy 3.350kg. So nothing major as I dont't know how's the real feeling of contractions....so just go thru it without much complaining. I survived by laughing gas and injection on my tighs.
So my second pregnancy was small as I think i didn't munch much as my first....at the 37th week doc's visit, my doc alerted me that I was dialated again....4-5 cm without contractions!! So another induced...same pain relief....but a very shorter one....only took 45 mins...from the time my gyne broke my water to my baby girl was born....she was a little girl weighs 2.555kg....and she even came out flying to my gynea hands!
Last edited by sue-annie; 14-12-2008 at 10:23 PM.
btw wats the injection on thigh? how does it work? issit as expensive as epidural?
its definitely cheaper then epidural but the thigh injection only reduces pain by 25% or so....to me is useless....