Nurse Shocked to Announce I was a 10!
I was sure I was going to give birth on Friday, but I had had a cold
and I think my body held off for a day to give me some extra recovery
time. I had some birthing waves on Friday, but never closer together
than 10 min. and very irregular. I had birthing waves all night, but
slept through most of them, probably because I let my Hypnobabies
maintenance play list play all night on my ipod.
I woke up at 5 am on Saturday and I knew it was the day. I was having a lot of birthing
waves, but I didn’t feel like timing them so I waited for someone
else to wake up. When DH got up I told him to get my mom and I had
her time waves and call the doula. The waves were about six minutes
apart. The doula got here about 7 am I just hung out around the
house having pressure waves until about 10 am when I felt a little
nauseous and I had the doula check me and I was 5 cm. we left for the
hospital (30 min. away) as soon as we got into the car the waves
picked up to about 3 min. apart and about twice as long.
We got to the hospital and I was giving some serious thought to an epidural. I
was checking in with the nurse up front and she was asking me a
million questions but finally they took me to triage. The nurse in
triage jokingly gave me a hard time because I couldn’t give a pee
sample, I peed, but missed the cup.
When she finally got around to checking me a few minutes later she was shocked to announce that I
was 10 centimeters dilated. We went to delivery and Cyrus was born 50 min.
He was 8 lb. 7 oz. and he is super cute. I am so happy about my birth experience, I can’t believe everyone doesn’t use Hypnobabies. I was asked to rate my worst pain in retrospect due to
the fact that there wasn’t time in the moment) and I gave it a five. I think next time I will practice the finger drops more because I was having a hard time with my light switch during my birthing time.
All in all I am completely satisfied with the experience!!