I was diagnosed with Pre Eclampsia 2 weeks before my due date, I spent 4 days in hospital before they induced me even tho they had carried on about how serious it was and how my baby was at risk! I was having absolute horror thoughts of having a still birth!
When they finally induced me I spent a full day just wandering around the hospital trying to get things to move on a bit quicker, I had my first gel put in at 11am and my second at 7pm in which time I was 75% effaced! By the next morning at 9am I was 2cm dialated and they put another lot of gel in even after telling me the day before there was no way they would put more than 2 lots of gel! I was just horrfied and worried about what was going to happen next!
That afternoon at 1pm I had a show and at 3pm my waters FINALLY broke, I thought OH YAY its all just going to finally happen and be over and done with but BOY was I wrong!
I had also been told at 36 weeks I had strep B im sure u were all tested too! And I was told how important it is to be careful about how many internals I have done during my labour because it will push the bug up and that I will not be in labour for long than 24 hours with my waters broken because theres such a risk for infection and death to the newborn!
So I was thinking YES this is good she'll be out by 3pm tomorrow!
At 9am the next morning I was taken to labour ward and a drip put up to make my contractions start coming faster! AND THEY DID! Id also had NO DRUGS in those first 2 days of labour!
By 3pm I started crying and asked the doctor what was going to happen he said oh no way you're not going for a c section everything will be fine! He said that even after telling me that my baby could die from Strep B infection!
At midnight that night I finally started pushing but NOTHING was happening so after 3 hours of pushing the midwives decided to call the doctor so an hour later he finally came, my baby was posterior and i ended up with an episiotomy and a forceps delivery and a very very bruised and battered baby!
We were both fine in the end but I was just shocked that it was let go that far! I was in labour for 65 hours from the monday late morning until early in the morning on the thursday! I spent this WHOLE time in hospital but was still let go that long!
Was just wondering if anyone else has had a shocker birth experience and if you have did you ever go back and have another?
Milli Teen Mummy 2 Shantilli Memphius