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Nadia’s birth

December 13, 2010

The morning of the 25th of November had finally arrived. This is it, we are going to meet our 4th little girl today. We arrived at the hospital at 5:30. They took me to a room, it was the last room in the ward before you get the labour rooms. Johan went to get my papers. They then filled out all the paper work and checked my BP. The sister then came to do an internal. She told me that baby was still high up and not engaged. I started worrying, my previous 2 inductions were rather quick, so I was scared that this one will take long, because she is still high. At 6:30 the sister came and inserted prostaglandin gel into my cervix. She then put the monitor on to monitor baby’s heart rate, we had a little scare there, she couldn’t find the heart rate and immediately asked me when last did I feel baby and I knew that I felt her the previous night and I started panicking, what if my baby is dead and then suddenly we heard the little heart beating, it was the best sound ever. I started to get very light period like pain a few minutes after that. At 7:00 they did a shift change. In came the midwife that was going to look after me during my labour. He, yes he, introduced himself. His name is Pravine (hope the spelling is correct). He asked me if I had any problem with a male midwife looking after me. I didn’t have a problem with it, my gynie is also a male. He then send a nurse to gave me an enema, that is probably the worst part of the whole induction for me.
Between 8:30 and 9:00 my gynie came around to check on me. I was 3cm dilated and he then decide to break my water. That was a bit painful. He then told Pravine to watch me, because I skip cm’s…..LOL. After my water broke I had a bit stronger contractions, nothing too serious, I could still talk through all of the contractions. At 10:00 Pravine did another internal and I was 4cm dilated. I then told me he is going to get the bath ready so that we can move to the labour room and so that I can get into the bath. I’ve decided on another water birth, I had two water births and wont do it any other way. After he left the room, I stood up from the bed. I stood there for just a minute or so and got some contractions. Suddenly I got one very strong contraction and I told Johan that I want to throw up, luckily the dustbin was close by. After I threw up I got another contraction and told Johan that I am feeling the need to push and he told me that I cant push now. I told him to go and call Pravine, he called him and when Pravine arrived and I told him that I want to push he had a shocking expression on his face and told me that I cant push now, because according to him I cant be fully dilated yet, it was 10 minutes ago that I was only 4cm. He told the nurses to call the gynie, we walked to the labour room and on the way there I just wanted to push and Pravine just kept telling me not to push. When we got to the room, I just wanted to get into the bath and was getting angry at Johan, because he isn’t helping me to get out of the gown. I felt so relieved when I got into the bath. Pravine then wanted to do an internal, but then he saw that baby is already crowning. He told Johan to call the nurse, he just walked to the door, then I got the urge to push again and I just went with my body and pushed, 2 pushes and she was out, when Johan came in again, Nadia was already lying on me, so he missed the whole birth and the gynie also wasn’t in time. She was almost born in the hallway. If they’ve put me in one of the first room in the ward, she would’ve been born in the hallway.
It was a great birth experience for me. I felt so high after her birth and I was so happy. I am really blessed to had the change to experience birth 4 times and each time it just got easier. I cant explain how good birth makes me feel. I am actually sad that this was my last time. I wish that every pregnant woman can experience birth like I did, it is such an amazing feeling to know that I have accomplished it. I know that there is women that envy me and that wishes that they can also experience it like this.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2010 10:21 pm

    Congrats, great story. So glad you got the perfect birth for you.

  2. December 14, 2010 9:40 pm

    Great birth story and it was so nuce meeting you today.

  3. December 27, 2010 5:52 pm

    Welcome back to blogging. Wow you are very brave. I wouldn’t have a male midwife or natural birth.

  4. February 7, 2011 7:51 am

    Gorgeous!!!

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