Not dilated still, started on pitocin, 6 hrs in I got an epidural, oh the IV in my arm hurt like HLL! I was freezing but it was the drugs. By 4 AM I was 1 cm dilated. So disappointed and hungry. By 7 AM I was 2 cm. around 8:45 I was 5 cm. and by 11 AM I was 10 cm dilated. PRAISE GOD! Pushed for abt 22 mins and she was here. 6 lbs, 8 oz, 19.5" .
During the time between 12 AM- 6 AM, the nurse scared me telling me her heart rate dropped, then the machine kept messing up, then she wasn't picking up the contractions so she inserted a tube, then I couldn't sleep because I was being checked every 2 hrs so no sleep and a hunger migraine
The shakes were so bad my jaw was hurting and my body was numb minus one hand. Boobs became numb and my left hand went numb so it was hard to help them lift my thick thighs. Lol!
In the end, the worst part (with the epidural) was the migraine made worse by pushing and the shakes that caused me to feel dead and my teeth to chatter nonstop hurting my jaw. So happy she was healthy. Even after swallowing meconium, being too small so-say, me having a long chord that was wrapped 3 TIMES around her neck yet she still kept her heart rate up. Praise GOD! I tore but I'm walking around and minimal pain everywhere else. Baby girl could've been dead if I didn't go in to get the leaking fluid (which I thought was urine incontinence) checked despite feeling embarrassed! She's so beautiful. I haven't even slept yet. And I'm holding her!
Don't give up moms! Good luck and God bless new moms!!!
Love your story and glad she's ok.. she's a trooper!! And so are you! I was shaking really bad too. So glad labor is over blah! Congrats :D
I had been awake for over 24 hours when I delivered my daughter but after she got here I was so happy, couldn't stop holding her and looking at her I didn't rest at all in the hospital I was so in love