You’re Having A Baby Tonight… Or Tomorrow… Or Next Week Maybe…
I will never know if it was true, but the Dr recommended a c-section because baby was too big. This was the end of a 7-day fiasco for me to give birth.
Problems just before the due date
I was due on 6/16. I went to the doctor’s office for a routine visit on 6/14. My doctor had just purchased a new home and was on vacation to move her family in. So I had to see another doctor.
This doctor found some protein in my urine and wanted to do more tests. This started a 7-day fiasco for me to give birth.
I had to bring home a jug and capture my urine in for 24 hours. When I turned it in the next day they sent me to the hospital for an ultrasound. I was then told that my amniotic fluid was low and they were going to induce me that night. I called my mom and my husband to come in.
That evening they tried to induce me all evening and I didn’t have one contraction. The next morning the doctor told me that they would put me on an IV and I would have the baby later that afternoon and I would most likely have to have a c-section.
An hour later a new doctor came in and told me that I was going home there was no need to get an IV, things could happen on their own. So I went home.
The next day I came in and the doctor who tried to induce me the first time admitted me again and tried to induce me all afternoon. Again I didn’t have one contraction. The next doctor came in and sent me home again.
Finally, my doctor came back from vacation and called me in she said, “You are having a baby today!
C-Section Because Baby Was Too Big!
When I arrived she gave me an examination and told me the baby was too big and I should consider a c-section. When I finally decided to have a c-section, they told me I had to wait for the next day.
Finally the next day 6/21 I made my last trip to the hospital and had a c-section.
The most difficult part of the spinal was the position I had to be in to receive it. I had to lay on my side and crunch up into a ball. The nurse had to hold me in this position. Then I had to flip over very quickly before the medicine made it impossible for me to move.
At 7:59 am the doctor told me I had a new baby boy 9.5lbs and 21inches long!!!
After the birth, I was fairly comfortable. It was difficult to move and painful to cough. I had to lean on the edge of the bed to stand but the pain was not unbearable and I was off pain meds fairly quickly. I was able to move around fully in about 2 weeks.
I will never know if the recommendation to have a C-section because my baby was too big was correct. But it all turned out well after some very confusing and frustrating days! :-)
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