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Birth story: ‘My 52-hour labour and emergency c-section’

“That was my first birth and a very horrible experience

Most women reach their due date and just want the 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 while I was watching TV at home and I was able to sleep halfway through that night before going into the hospital.

When I first arrived I was having three very strong painful contractions per five minutes. There I was thinking I’d be giving birth to my daughter within a few hours, but they soon died off and I was sent back home.

But it wasn’t 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 – six hours after saying it was an emergency.

My daughter 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 overdue 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 three-year-old and expecting again.

Thanks to mum Hannah1501 for sharing her story.

This Birth Story is #10 in our series Birth 101 – 101 Birth Stories and Counting… Find out how you can add your birth story

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