On the 16th June I had an appointment at the hospital to discuss the arrival of my second daughter by c section. It was deemed necessary to have major surgery due to the creatinine level of my kidneys being very high. As I’d had the same operation before with my first born mainly due to the fact she was not growing well I knew what to expect and was admitted later that evening.
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As day turned to night I tried to get some sleep. It was very quiet in the ward I was in and I was relieved I could get some rest. As I tried to drift off to sleep on my left hand side so baby could get all the oxygen needed I was made increasingly aware of pain building up. I tried getting up and moving around but the discomfort grew and I couldn't throw it off. If I could describe it I would say it was similar to that of period pain but as I later discovered even a pain relief tablet that would have usually worked didn't come anywhere close to touching the pain I was in.
So there I was doubled up in pain and having a rough night. I was hooked up to ctg monitors that clung to my body and showed little one having an all night party! The contractions were so clear on the monitor it was deemed necessary to test and see if my waters were about to break. This experience was very similar to having a smear test.
I feel for the medical staff that have to do these things but to them I guess it’s just another day at the office and they forget we are experiencing this for the first time.
It turned out that the entrance was completely sealed though and I could do nothing but ride out the contractions. The medical staff told me to breathe through the experience so I tried thinking about them as if they were waves running through my body. Goodness knows how people practice hypnobirthing and the like when confronted with these sensations.
Did your little one question your birth plan?