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  • Jenny Hutchinson

My Birth Story..

So a lot of you have been asking exactly how my labour went and a few of you already know this; but just incase weโ€™ve not had chance to tell you all.. here it is.

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๐Ÿท๐Ÿถ๐š๐š‘ ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐šข - ๐™ณ๐šž๐šŽ ๐™ณ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ

Hallie was due to be born on the 10th of May so myself and Luke decided to have a day in front of the tv watching a Harry Potter Marathon waiting impatiently for my waters to break or contractions to start.. neither of which happened.

One thing we did notice was Hallie wasnโ€™t moving and although we had been in the hospital for reduced movements before we were assured everytime everything was fine. As a mother I still worried.

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๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐š๐š‘ ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐šข

I woke up early the next day and still hadnโ€™t felt Hallie move so I decided a morning in the hospital checking her over was on the cards. Due to restrictions Luke wasnโ€™t allowed by my side as we checked on our little girl. I was hooked up to a toco meter to measure her heart beat, movements etc.

They struggled to find her heart beat, after 56 minutes her heart was found and it was very weak.. as I was struggling to carry and she clearly didnโ€™t have enough room they decided I needed to be induced the next day.

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๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ๐š๐š‘ ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐šข - ๐™ธ๐š—๐š๐šž๐šŒ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— ๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šข

I arrived at the hospital scared and worried for what this day could mean, will this be the day we get to meet our little princess? will labour hurt? Will she keep us waiting? What does being induced actually mean?

You name it I had the questions. I was induced a 14:04 and typical nothing happened.


๐Ÿท๐Ÿน๐š๐š‘ ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐šข ๐Ÿผ๐šŠ๐š–

I text Luke to tell him something wasnโ€™t right, something was starting.. to which he said he would get ready and drive to the hospital; but he fell back asleep bless him.

๐Ÿฟ:๐Ÿน๐Ÿถ๐šŠ๐š–

I started throwing up, I was getting pains in my back like I was being stabbed, but I was only 2cm dilated.. I was told this could take hours.. but Luke was now outside so all was okay!

๐Ÿท๐Ÿถ:๐Ÿน๐Ÿถ๐šŠ๐š–

I was screaming in agony the pains were getting worse, my waters still hadnโ€™t broken... I was now 3cm and allowed luke by my side and to be moved to the labour ward.

๐Ÿท๐Ÿถ:๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป๐šŠ๐š–

I got my Gas & Air; the Sickness got worse, I was now dehydrated.. but MY WATERS BROKE! The midwife checked and I was still 3cm; she told Luke it will be a good few more hours now.

His reply was โ€œJen doesnโ€™t do anything by half and when sheโ€™s doing something itโ€™s happening nowโ€

๐Ÿท๐Ÿถ:๐Ÿป๐Ÿบ๐šŠ๐š–

I told the midwife I needed to go toilet, I knew something was happening with my body and something needed to change; she told me that was babies head engaging and itโ€™s all natural.. I asked her to check how far dilated I was now.. bam ๐Ÿ’ฅ 10cm dilated; Hallies head was in the birth canal and I was told to start pushing.

๐Ÿท๐Ÿท:๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฝ

I gave up.. I couldnโ€™t do it anymore.. her head was coming out and going back in, i was tired and she was getting worked up. The midwife told Luke if I didnโ€™t get the head out in the next contraction we would be rushed for an emergency section. I heard that and thought no chance!

๐Ÿท๐Ÿท:๐Ÿท๐Ÿบ๐šŠ๐š–

Hallie-Anne was born weighing a whopping 8lb 1oz in a speedy delivery and 14 pushes, on only Gas & Air..


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