Great news @flower78Thanks every one!!
Our daughter Milla was born on the 20/4/16 (40+10days) at 3:20pm after a very very long labour. She's a healthy 3.235kg and 50cm long. We're so happy she's here after a traumatic birth experience.
Basically early/pre labour came on very quickly and intensely on the 19/4 at 9am and I was having intense contractions straight away, 3-4 mins apart and lasting a minute.
Got to hospital and they said I was only at early stages, despite the frequency and duration of contractions. I could go home or go to the antenatal ward. We went to the ward.
Once there I had all the pain relief available. Things slowly progressed but I was exhausted and by 1am I was transferred to delivery, as I requested an epidural for the pain and to finally get some rest as I could not rest at all between contractions.
Once it came time to push, I tried for almost 2 hours but could not get her head to where it needed to be. The midwives needed to notify the doctors and then my options were forceps to help her out, or failing that a c-sec.
Things went so quickly after that. She was successfully delivered via forceps, however I needed an episiotomy and a hell of a lot of stitches. I lost 800ml of blood.
Milla came out with her cord wrapped twice around her neck so was only placed on me for a second. She was also limp due to having meconium around her so she was taken away for suction once DP quickly cut her cord.
I couldn't hold her for a while after that due to being stitched up and I was in a whole lot of shock. But once I did get to hold her it was amazing.
I'm home now... Discharged us ASAP as i was exhausted and not getting much sleep in the hospital. DP was incredible through everything. Our support people really go through a big ordeal themselves too! We're feeling so grateful with the daughter we've been blessed with.
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Congratulations @TandR!!!! Milla is beautiful!! So happy that she is now with you on the outside 😊
Sounds like you had quite an ordeal but you're right the main thing is she is here now. Make sure that you talk to someone if you feel like you need to shake it off though. I know some people find it really hard to move past it when they have had a traumatic experience like yours. You did well to get her here safely and whilst it would have been scary to see her with the cord around and limp, she is healthy and she is well!
How are find things now that you are at home? Keep us updated and again, congratulations! So happy for you and your DP. She is perfect!
Congratulations TandR! She's beautiful and I love her name!
Hope you're okay and recovery is not too bad. Make sure you check if you need an iron transfusion as you lost a bit of blood. Take it easy, and enjoy the baby haze xxx
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