Birth Stories - My Water Birth
My waters broke at 1.15am in the early hours of thursday morning(28th feb), I just felt them trickling out into the bed but not a huge gush luckily for the bedsheets!!
I phoned the hospital who said to come in once the contractions had started coming regularly! I tried to go to sleep again but I was far too excited to doze off. I amused myself by watching tv and checking my hospital bags! I also sent about a million texts....so sorry to everyone who I disturbed in the middle of the night!!
I eventually started to get contractions regularly at about 11am! Such a long wait!! I've never been so happy about being in pain!!
When I was examined at the hospital I was 5cm dilated and able to get into the birthing pool and start sucking on the gas and air! The relief was amazing, it didn't stop the pain, just made it easier to handle and it was fantastic being able to move about and float between contractions.
I had a moment of feeling quite scared during contractions which I think is when I was in transition cos the pushing feeling came very quickly afterwards.
I started pushing and after 2 pushy contractions the head crowned. As I was floating on my back I was able to look down and see the top of baby's head! Amazing!
With the next contraction her head was born....big OW!!.. It took 4 mins waiting with the head sat between my legs for the next contraction......seemed like forever!
With the next contraction I pushed out her shoulders and was able to reach down and pull the rest of her out myself! I lifted her straight onto my chest for a wonderful first cuddle!! (She latched on and had her first feed within about 5 mins!!)
She was born at 14.34 on 28th Feb, She was 6lb 7oz! Sooo Tiny! We've called her Jessica Daisy.
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