Monday, September 11, 2006

Welcome Super N: My Birth Experience

I chose to be induced with Super N one week early. From all the drama with my gallbladder and just being tired from having a sixteen month old I was ready to have my baby!

Our appointment was set for bright and early on August 9th. We arrived at the hospital at 5:30 am to have the induction process started at 6am. What actually happened was that the Nurse on call did a ton of paperwork that pushed backed the induction process. I was put on pitocin at/around 8 am to induce contractions. For about an hour and a half I bounced on a big exercise ball to try to get Super N to drop. The Resident came in shortly thereafter and broke my water, followed by the Anesthesiologist came in and administered an Epideral upon my request.

I pretty much labored all day. I was at a 5 around 4:45 pm. At about 4:50 pm my heart monitors started to go off. The resident on call got concerned and called in a few cardiologists to check me out. I was hooked up to a heart machine and monitored. After about 15 minutes I told the Nurse that I felt like I was going to have a bowel movement. She immediately became alarmed and shooed everyone away from me so that she could check my progress. As she was checking me she yelled out, "Your at a 10! Everyone Move!!" The staff pulled the heart monitors off of me as quick as possible my Dr. was called and I was told to hold it for a few minutes.

Dr. Orwick came in the room checked me all the while the nurses got everything in order so I could deliver my daughter. I felt a lot of movement in my belly and yelled, "I feel something!" Dr. Orwick informed me that Super N was turned Posterior and so she was turning her around inside me, weird feeling btw! A few seconds later I was given the clearance to start pushing. She came out after pushing for 15 minutes, born at 5:30 pm! I felt a ton of pressure in my back and in my nethers. Turns out she had a strong opinon about which way she wanted to come out and so even though Dr. Orwick turned her, she managed to turn herself back around and therefore was born face up!

I quickly latched her on and marveled at her beauty!

1 comment:

Jenni said...

I like that the nurse shouted "Everyone move!" like the baby was going to fly out of your bottom at any minute!