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    Great news! Pleas make sure you acknowledge this midwife's good work. I hope the baby is coming soon!!

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    Thanks ladies for all the nice comments. I have wrote a letter to the head midwife in charge at the hospital in praise of my lovely midwife I have had.

    Going from hating the hospital I went to, to now feeling happy, positive, reassured and at ease.

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    I'll let u know when u have the baby

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    Hello ladies!
    Just wanted to let u know I gave birth to Bailey Charles yesterday morning on 2/11 at 12:51am 6 pound 14 or 3.1kg.
    They found no fluid on my scan Friday so was induced with the balloon Friday night, started the oxytocin drip sat morning, they gave me an epidural which was fantastic but it wore off when it was time to push and they didn't offer me any pain relief during that time. By 10pm I was already dilated to 10cm and pushed from 10pm till 12:51am. They used forseps to get him out and I got cut and had stitches. I lost 1.5 litres of blood. My uterus wasn't contracting back so they put me on oxytocin for 6 hours again with no pain relief.
    Bailey was put on my chest for only a second then then they took him away to nicu. He swallowed miconium which they sucked out and he has trouble breathing so he was on a breathing tube.
    We have been spending every day all day in nicu with Bailey, hoping he will be discharged early next week.
    The doctors at the labour think that of course my due dates were way off and that's why there was no fluid. Goes to show to always listen to your motherly instinct. Just wish they had of listened to me earlier.
    Does anyone know how to help a perineum cut heal well? I'm in a fair bit of pain still and struggling to walk or do anything. I'm thinking that's maybe because I spend all day sitting on an uncomfy chair next to his cot when if Bailey was home I would be able to lay down when he sleep.

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    I know how frustrated you are as I've already told you what happened to us.

    With your cut - try and shower twice daily at first. If you don't have a shower head that comes down from the holder pop some salt in a sauce bottle - add WARM water (not hot or cold), shake and spray onto your wound. It helps to clean it at the same time. You can also use this after you've gone to the bathroom to keep everything clean. Keep it as dry as you can() even though you'd still be bleeding. Clean and dry. Sit on a pillow. Shift, don't drag. Change pad often.

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    First off congratulations on your boy!

    For your stitches the best thing I can suggest is resting them. When you get home each day, try not to spend much time sitting on them. Lie down as much as you can. This will take the pressure off and help with healing/swelling.

    Some people swear by salt water baths (or sitz baths) we don't recommend them, but we also don't tell people not to do them. Just ensure you pat yourself dry afterwards.

    You may feel some comfort from ice. It's not as effective for swelling etc this far down the track, but some people find it still gives them comfort. 1/3 fill a condom with water and freeze flat.

    Do they have recliner chairs in the nursery? Being able to kick the legs out will help change the amount of pressure on your perineum.

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    Congratulations!!! Sounds like you are one super mumma! I hope you are very proud of yourself for doing the very best you could for your bubba.

    For you peri, resting it is the most important but I understand that is tricky when you are sitting in nicu all day. I have noticed that lots of mums in nicu do not remember to drink enough water so please try to take a water bottle in with you. It will help prevent constipation (your worst nightmare right now!). I used medical honey (from the chemist) to help my peri heal and I found it really great. Also remember to take regular Panadol and an anti inflammatory.

    Good luck. Take heaps of pics cos this time with bub in nicu seems long now but soon it will all be a blur and you will be wondering how this baby suddenly turned into a toddler!
    Xxx

    Oh just one more thing.... Perhaps you could book an appt with your doctor for a few weeks or months from now for a debrief. It might be helpful for you and them to clearly point out that they should have been listening to your earlier concerns!

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    Omg, let them cop it for not listening to your concerns earlier. I can't believe you were so right mama knows best!

    Congratulations, glad you both made it through

    Some chemists sell those 'after surgery' cushions that have a cutout for you to sit on, much more comfortable to sit down then. Other than that I just took painkillers.

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    I'm so sorry they didn't listen to you. Congrats on your baby

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    Shallow salt baths felt so good, Id have one or two a day. And then pay dry with tissues.

    Also I'd recommend getting yourself some fiber supplements to help keep everything soft down there. Drink plenty of water too.

    Other than that just time I guess.


 

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