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 we’ve not had chance to tell you all.. here it is.
𝟷𝟶𝚝𝚑 𝙼𝚊𝚢 - 𝙳𝚞𝚎 𝙳𝚊𝚝𝚎
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 wasn’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.
I woke up early the next day and still hadn’t felt Hallie move so I decided a morning in the hospital checking her over was on the cards. Due to restrictions Luke wasn’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 didn’t have enough room they decided I needed to be induced the next day.
𝟷𝟸𝚝𝚑 𝙼𝚊𝚢 - 𝙸𝚗𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝙳𝚊𝚢
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.
𝟷𝟹𝚝𝚑 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝟼𝚊𝚖
I text Luke to tell him something wasn’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.
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!
I was screaming in agony the pains were getting worse, my waters still hadn’t broken... I was now 3cm and allowed luke by my side and to be moved to the labour ward.
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 “Jen doesn’t do anything by half and when she’s doing something it’s happening now”
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 it’s all natural.. I asked her to check how far dilated I was now.. bam 💥 10cm dilated; Hallies head was in the birth canal and I was told to start pushing.
I gave up.. I couldn’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 didn’t get the head out in the next contraction we would be rushed for an emergency section. I heard that and thought no chance!
Hallie-Anne was born weighing a whopping 8lb 1oz in a speedy delivery and 14 pushes, on only Gas & Air..