We are interested in publishing your birth stories on our blog: http://www.bubhub.com.au/hubbub-blog/author/the-stork/
If you'd like to share your story this is what you can do:
Email the text and a photo (if you'd like - but not necessary as we can add a generic pic to illustrate) to me at editor @ bubhub. com .au (without the spaces).
1. No need to use your baby's real name - if you'd like to you can although we'd advise to steer clear of surnames. Feel free to use nicknames
2. tell us your name (or BH username if you'd prefer) so we can attribute the story to you as author.
3. The ideal length is 500 words.
4. Understand that we may edit the story to check for grammar errors etc
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13-04-2012 12:27 #1
We want to publish your birth story ...
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28-04-2012 13:59 #2Junior Member
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Most women reach their due date and just want this baby out!! I was 8 days over and was seriously over it! but that was just the beginning of my journey. I started having contractions whilst watching tv at home, I was able to sleep half way through that night before going into the hospital. When I first arrived i was having three very strong painful contractions per five minutes. here I was thinking i'd be giving birth to my daughter within a few hrs, but they soon died off and I was sent back home. i didnt last long before i was back in there. my waters had to be broken the next day, But still nothing. By that afternoon I was starting to dilate, but at 9pm i was told i would need an emergency c-section. It wasn't until 3am that they actually took me in to operate. 6 hrs after saying it was an emergency. My daughters was born not breathing and they had to revive her! thank goodness they were successful! And to top it off, she weighed a whopping 10lb 6oz.. Born ten days over due and a recorded 52 hrs in labour. That was my first birth and a very horrible experience. But i now have a beautiful, healthy, almost 3 year old and expecting again.
30-04-2012 10:08 #3Junior Member
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So close to missing out :)
I was told my baby was to small at the last ultrasound, a week before her due date, the 14th of July 2010. They told me she wasnt yet fully developed and would most likely land nearly two weeks overdue and need a c-section.
My best friend, who happens to be gay, had bought us tickets to see the titanic exhibition a few months prior for the 12th of july. He stayed over the night prior so we could watch the movie and drive down together the next morning. At around 5.30am I woke up to a contraction, the pain didnt last long and once it past I quickly jumped out of bed excited and attempted to wake my friend. I only made it a few steps before the second contraction hit and boy it hit hard. This baby was coming and it was coming fast. We sped to the hospital, thankfully only 4 minutes around the corner. When we arrived I was already 6 1/2 cm dilated. My nan and friend was with me. I dont remember much from then on. There were complications but still nearly two years on I cant seem to get anybody to tell me what actually happened. I kept falling in and out of conscisness. There are flashes that I do remember, a mid wife forcing me to sit on the toilet, I didnt want to be there I wanted to go back to the bed. I threw a punch at her but missed and hit the wall behind her. They told me she was stuck and wanted to use forceps. I refused. The nurse tried to take away my gas so I chomped down on her hand. They then told me that my baby was loosing oxygen, I could fell them trying to pull her out with their hands. She finaly came 4.00pm exactly. I was so happy but they quickly cut the cord and practicly threw her into my nans arms, suddenly there was near a dozen nurses and doctors in the room. I was loosing blood, alot of blood. I kept telling them i was going to be ok, I just needed to hold my baby ang get some sleep. They wouldnt let me do either, they got my fri9end to try and keep me awake. It didnt work, I was alseep within seconds. I woke four hours later,alone exept for my baby girl beside me. I remember that as clear as anything. everything stopped and I forgot everything else. Completly unaware of the blood caked all over my body and the two drips I was attatched to I knelt beside her too scared to pick her up so I held her hand and kiseed her on the forhead and just watched her. I was barely 17 but knew that no matter what was to happen that I was now a mother, a real mother and I was going to be brilliant at it
30-04-2012 10:16 #4Junior Member
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Oops. ha ha sorry I didnt realise how long that was. Think I got a bit carried away
04-05-2012 20:00 #5
On the 1st of Feb i was 39 weeks and 6 days pregant. Due date was 2nd Feb. I wasnt ready for DS to come out cause i was so inlove with being pregnant and very scared about giving birth.
At 1:30am on the 2nd Feb my water breaks and started contrations they went from 7 mins apart to 4 mins apart. Quickly woke up my DP and we where on our way.
We get to the hospital and I could hardly walk and the pressure was insane!
I tell my midwife this baby coming and coming now. They got me into bed and checked how dialated i was and wanted to check baby heart beat. They couldnt find his heart beat. I completely freaked out and my midwife said that we have to do a emergancy c-section!
I never been so scared in all my life!. they wheel me up stairs and where about to put me under then i hear a doctor say next contration PUSH!
I pushed and pushed and pushed and couple more pushes and my DS was born weighing 5 pounds 13 ounces at 5:50am. I was so proud and even more happy that only 4% of babies are born on there due date.
04-05-2012 20:07 #6
I'll be back when I have more time but would love for you to include my birth story!
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19-03-2013 15:01 #7
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19-03-2013 15:03 #8
Subbing! I will write mine up soon
19-03-2013 23:33 #9Senior Member
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On the 4th of March at 40+1 days, I was over being pregnant.
I decided to try taking Evening Primrose Oil tablets, 2 ever 4 hours throughout the day, and then inserted 4 vaginally that night. I was determined to get my baby out!
At 2am on the 5th of March 2013, I went to the loo (every 2 hours as usual!) and while wiping myself, I 'peed' on my hand..
Very confused and thinking it might just be oil from the EPO tablets, I kept wiping. To find more liquid was coming out. I popped on a pad and called the midwife.
Halfway through explaining why on earth anyone would put EPO tablets up there, I laughed and a huge gush of my waters came out.
The midwife wanted to know the colour of the waters, and to my disappointment, I had to inform my midwife they were yellow/green. The baby had pooped in me
Once we got to hospital, I was informed that no part of my birth wishes was possible (delayed cord clamping, little to no interventions) as I needed my labour to be augmented with hormones to get my labour happening as quickly as possible.
Within an hour, I was high on gas, and unable to time the gas with when the contractions were occurring. I requested an epi.
Clear headed with the epi, and fully dilated by 10am the same day, I was told to start pushing at 11am.
After 2 hours of being unable to push my son out, the doctors decided to help with the vacuum. A cut had to be made to assist, however my son's shoulders tore me to a 3a degree tear.
Not 5 mins later, I was holding Connor in my arms, weighing a healthy 4.42kg's!
My first comment? 'His ugly!'
While gazing at my new born, the doctor and a trainee began to encourage my placenta out. Once this was done, all hell seemed to break loose.
The small birthing room filled with what seemed to be near 20 people. I could hear the doctors repeating 'I don't know where the bleeding is coming from'.
I found out later, due to the extended pushing, large baby and a piece of retained membrane, I had lost 2.2 liters of blood.
Once the bleed had been stopped, the room emptied and I was sewn back up and then left in peace with my BF and brand new baby.
While it was a traumatic birth, it was so so worth it. I love my little man with all my heart, and if that's the way he needed to enter the world, then so be it!
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20-03-2013 00:59 #10
My due date arrives and so does my baby :)
I have just realised that another poster has a similar title to this and can't edit the title but would like it changed to :"My Waters Broke- So Where's My Baby?"
I went in for my final appointment a few days before I was due and was very excited to be offered a Stretch and Sweep to see if we could get things started. I'm guessing the procedure worked, because less than 24 hours later, whilst lying in bed trying to get comfortable with my 9 months pregnant belly not helping any, I suddenly felt a 'POP' and felt the hot liquid gush down between my legs. There was no mistaking it- it was 3:15am and my waters had broke!
With a surge of excitment and adrenaline, hubby and our eldest boy, 12, began the mad dash to the hospital; I quickly showered and remember saying to DH- "This is going to be a fast labour" as I was already experiencing contractions between 5 and 3 minutes apart.S
o we arrive at the hospital (me soaked and leaking as I hobble down the hall to the nurses reception) and I'm hooked up for monitoring. Nothing. We wait a couple of hours. Still nothing. Suddenly our excitment turns to frustration as every niggle and twinge subsides and I'm sent home to wait.
We go back the next day as advised, at midday and still nothing has progressed. Back home and more waiting- I try to sleep but find it impossible.
Back again at 6pm that same evening and we are told that if nothing happens overnight then I will be induced the next morning. I go back home again and experience some strong, irregular contractions throughout the night and only manage a couple of restless hours sleeping until we're back at the hospital bright and early for my induction.
I'm examined and told, much to my dismay, that baby is in the posteria position- something I'd known throughout my pegnancy and had spent hours on the ground rocking back and forth on all fours trying reverse, willing getting bub to "spin" the other way. I'd been informed a few weeks earlier that my baby had turned the right way so I'd stopped worrying; until now. I worried that a posteria baby would equal a longer, more painful labour and possible trouble with pushing.
I was given the gel to get the induction started and after a full day pacing up and down the hospital wards, we came to realise that it wasn't working. I was finally placed on the drip which really kick started the contractions. Almost immediately labour was in full swing.
With my first labour I'd had a shot of Pethadine for pain relief and swore I'd avoid it this time as it seemed to do very little for the pain and only made me groggy. With this labour I found the pains to be much stronger right from the get go- but I pushed through each one by gripping the barrier on the side of the bed for dear life and used the gas throughout each contraction, biting down on the device so hard that I ended up closing the valve with my teeth!
By 8cm's dilated I'd had enough. I asked for the epidural and felt immense relief as my contraction pain eased.
At 11:50pm, on Saturady the 28th of July 2012, my actual due date, it was time to push. Luckily bub had turned the right way for me by this stage and my beautiful daughter was born after just 5 minutes of pushing, making her enterance into the world at 11:55pm. A
ll was not good straight away, though; I panicked when I heard the nurses saying something about the cord being around her neck and was filled with absolute dread and fear for the few minutes it took them to remove it.
My baby girl was placed on my chest and instantly took to me for a guzzle and fed away like a pro for hte first few hours of her life. T
he moment you have your baby in your arms is the single most amazing experience in the world. the feeling of instant, pure love and joy consumes you.
So much for my prediction of a "fast labour!" But, weighing 7 pounds 6 Ounces, C.J completes my family and I'd do her birth over again any day.
BH Editor: If you are still taking submissions I'd love to have this story included. I will email this to the address you gave above as well as some photos.
***Also please note that I've just realised that this version is over 500 words but the one I have emailed you is shorter and I hope below the 500 word mark!! ***
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