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ok maybe just that the nurses said I wasnt in labor with contractions every 2 minutes and pain I couldnt stand... Also was told I have a very low pain tolerance which I do not.. My hubby did sleep through some af my Bad contractions.... thank god my mom was there
but here is the whole birth story of brayden as written by my mom

9:00--Dr started Meg on cytotec pills

3:00, she had her third dose and was beginning labor on her
own--contrax every three minutes, talking thru them, eating

Dr came in--dilated to 2, 80% effaced

contrax throughout evening and night--talking thru them, but slowly
becoming more uncomfortable

9:00 (we heard from a family friend nurse that Dr was planning to give
Meg a sleeping pill and start Pit in the morning--all three of us said
NO WAY)

9:30/10:00 Dr checked her again--2+, baby down more to a -1
at this point Dr said "When you get to 3-4 I will break your water,
I'll be back in an hour or two.

About 10:30, the friend nurse was going off duty--she again mentioned
the sleeping pill, Meg told her the DR was planning to break her water
soon. The nurse, no, he has gone home for the night and no nurse will
call him out to break your water. At this point the nurse offered Meg
the epidural, but Meg was doing good on her own.

Labor continued to get stronger and more painful, as labors do--
contrax contined reg and strong.

At midnight, Meg asked to be checked. Enter nurse 1 (a CNM) VERY not
happy about being asked to check Meg, did so, told Meg she was close
to 3 and 50% effaced. *I* said "hmmmm she was 80% effaced just two
hours ago--what happened?" Nurse 1 did not like me questioning her
and said "It is subjective." She then advised Meagan to take the
ambien. Meg told her no. The woman promptly shut off the monitor and
the light and said "welll get some sleep!"

Meagan continued to have a lot of pain... a lot more than I expected
for being in the early stages (remember not quite 3cm.) Meagan was in
pretty bad shape--and the contrax changed from every 2-3 minutes to 30
second contrax, 60 off... repeat three times with a three minute
break, 60 sec contrax and start cycle over.

At close to 2:00 I asked Nurse 1 if she could hook up monitor and to
check her. Nurse 1 said "welll it won't make a difference" very
rudely. I asked "why" wondering what she meant. She explained ever so
impatiently that Meg was having irregular contrax, her extreme, barely
hanging on pain, was due to pain tolerance level, and that checking
her would not change anything. I said "welll she wants to be checked
and it may encourage her. Nurse did not come in.

At this point *I* am starting to feel a little panicky inside about
the extreme pain for only being at a 3.

Twenty minutes later, Clinton went out and repeated the request. He
got "I will be there." to which he replied "That is what you said 20
minutes ago."

She came in, checked her--did not tell us anything until I asked and
the answer was "the same" Meagan asked about the epidural--Meg was
moaning very loudly, and rolling sode to side/writhing on each
contrax, which were coming closer and closer. Nurse 1 said--too soon,
it will slow your labor and walked out. (Oh she did offer to put a
pain killer in her IV????)

Enter Nurse 2 (40 year vet there--head nurse of OB) Meagan asked her
about the epidural. Nurse 2 said she needed to be in "active labor"
first. I asked "what is active labor?" Nurse 2 replied "you need to
be 2cm" Meg said "oh good I am already at three." Nurse 2 said "well
you need to be 4cm for the epidural" and walked out.

Now I am a big anti intervention, but I was getting very angry and Meg
needed something soon--some dilation, something.

Meg, Clinton, and I took about two seconds to decide to buzz the nurse
and tell her get the epidural ready. NOW. We told Nurse 2--Meagan was
offered the epidural hours ago, so we know she can have. Basically we
said--Make it happen.

Welllllllll there is much to do to get ready for an Epidural. Meagan
continue to be in extreme pain--nurses never once talked to her about
her pain, never offered ideas.... they just hooked up stuff.

At 3:30 Mr Epidural came in. The nurse had to do a check for his
records-- hmmm.. 5 cm.

4:00 Mr Epidural completed the threading of the cath. and asked for
her to be checked again-- hmmmmmmm 7cm.

At this I couldn't resist saying sweetly "wow I bet you are shocked at
how far along she is." Nurse 1 said (and I about choked) Oh I knew
with her pain, she was going to move fast. (oh realllllly--less than
two hours ago the nurse said she was not even in active labor yet, and
the perceived pain was due to a low tolerance)

About 4:20 the Epidural kicked in. Nurse rechecked her--10 cm and bag
of water bulging. (2 hours after comments about not in active labor )

4:50 Dr walked in and broke water
4:58 baby born
Whoa, that is just crazy. I hope your mom submitted that with a complaint. Thats just rude. Sorry you were in pain forever!!!!

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Old 02-19-2009, 05:52 AM   #32
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Em how many times (and for how long) does Z take naps?
He normally takes a morning nap (goes down anywhere from 10-12, and sometimes skips it all together) for an hour and an afternoon nap around 4, for sometimes 2 hours.
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morning morning. Sis was dramatic, but not that bad. lemme see if i can find it.
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Good morning ladies. My morning has been aweful. Not enough coffee in my coffee, the cat puked everywhere, Taylor was up at 5am, at 1am she had such a stinky microfiber diaper that it woke her up and stunk up EVERYTHING even her sheets, only to find out this am I'm out of detergent AND money to buy any until friday, oh and my friend came and ruined a pair of undies (gross, sorry). Ugghhhh I want to crawl under a rock.


Sounds like your morning is going great!!!


I called T's dad and told them not to bring her because Z has a stuffy nose this morning and coughing. Thats all we need is them to cancel the MRI on Monday because hes sick.
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Ok my story is really too long to go into any detail but here is the short version. I got a call from the Dr. office friday around 5:30 to say I was funneling (according to a USS done 2 days before) and I had an appointment on wed. I looked up funneling and immediantly called the dr. Well it took forever to get a call back and I had to go to the emergency room. I was then transfered 2 hrs away to a hospital with a NICU because they thought I was losing the baby (24 weeks). I spent a week in intensive care laying flat with my head down and feet in the air on all sorts of horrible drugs. I almost died at on point. My poor husband was on bed pan duty because the nurses would leave my to sit in it. After one week they thought I had an infection but was just a fever from being tortured for an hour while they tried to get a new iv in. They took me off all meds and I went into labor. A few hours later and two pushes, Taylor was born at 25 weeks wieghing only 800 grams. Followed by 3 months in the NICU for her and 3 months at the Ronald McDonald house for me.
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Went in for an ultrasound with the twins (had had 1 each day for 5 days in a row).

They found that Caleb was not getting much through the umbilical cord and the blood flow was starting to reverse. My blood pressure was high for about 2 weeks. Told me they were going to induce me and sent me next door to the hospital - this was 10am

They took me in a room where we just sat and sat. They kept coming back and forth telling us that they were trying to find somewhere else for us to deliver because their nicu was full. There were talks about even flying us to the states. At around 7 pm they came in and told us they were keeping us there and gave me some cervidil to start the induction.

It started working right away and I went into labor on my own after that. Around 2am my water broke and it started to get really painful. I asked for an Epidural since I'd have to have one anyways and that came around 5. then I got some sleep.

DH and I were woken up by chaos in our room. All of a sudden a swarm of hospital staff including an OB rushed in our room. Caleb's heartrate had spiked to 245 BPM and wasn't coming dow. They rushed me into an operating room insanely fast and hooked me up to the moniters there - there was talk of a C section. While I laid there they stopped my Epi just in case. Caleb's heartrate went back down to normal so they held off on the C-section but they were prepped and ready just in case.
I got to just lay on the operating table and talk to DH and a nurse who told me to suck up the pain (cause they turned the epi off and she didn't believe me) she told me that woman used to give birth to twins in a field and just go on about their day as if it were nothing. I hated here LOL.

They kept coming in and checking me and finally it was time to push. My Epi was turned up to full just in case they had to do an emergency C section.
I don't remember how many pushes but at 10:24 Caleb was born. He cried when he came out but because he was so small they wrapped him up and rushed away to the next room with him. I didn't see him.

Then it was Connors turn. First of all, I was exausted and REALLY hazy from all the meds they were giving me. My contractions had stopped and I remember panicking asking the Dr "am I going to have a c section". There was no more contractions and the Dr was starting to get panicked. They gave me a horrible episiotomy and one Dr was pushing on my ribs/stomach and the other Dr was um...trying to manover him out the other way if you get what I'm saying. Finally Connor was born, 11 long minutes later - which for ID's is pretty far apart. He was blue. DH wanted me to see so they held him up in the air as they were running out with them.

After that I went in and out of conciousness - they had me on so many meds! I remember looking at DH and he would be at the door looking at the babies and then I "blinked" (what I thought was blinking) and he'd be standing beside me.

After they took care of me they were ready to take Caleb to the NICU. They wheeled him past me on his way out and that was the first time I saw him - I didnt even get to touch him. Then as they were wheeling me out to the recovery room, they wheeled me past Connor. I'll never forget that moment. I said "Hi Connor" and he looked up at me. I was so proud!

Next they wheeled me into the recovery room and my blood pressure wouldn't come down for hours. I was stressed about my babies who I had seen for minutes and I'm convinced that's why.

I still didn't see them for hours. Finally they put me in a wheelchair and let me go. I got to hold both of them

The next morning they had to move them to a differant hospital 2 hours away. I really should have stayed in the hospital because I was pretty rough and they tried to find me a bed at C&C's new hospital and couldn't so they finally just released me.

The next week we would drive back and forth to visit the twins. I remember walking and barely being able to breath. When we'd get to the elevator I'd crouch down in a ball to try and get a deep breath, and I was in SO much pain I was almost in tears.

After a week of that I called the hospital I delivered at and told them I had twins last Thursday, the lady replied" Oh wow, we HEARD about your delivery it was crazy!" Then she proceeded to tell me that they were pretty sure that they broke my ribs when they were trying to get Connor out. Gee, thanks for telling me... They also didn't tell me that connor had to be resesitated too.

Even now - the one side of my bottom rib and the little bone in the middle stick out funny LOL

Ya...pretty dramatic
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This is funny cause there are alot of peeps here with only one babe so I guess that one is there only traumatic birth experience

My most dramatic birth story would be Maddison although Aubrey does pull a close second.

So its September 21st and im ripped from a sound sleep with aweful pains that make me think I need to go #2 Its 11pm. I get up and use the bathroom 2 or 3 times and crawl back into bed between. This is over a 10 minute time frame. Finally when I realize these are contractions because I can no longer get comfortable in bed, I make it down the stairs and sit down on the couch next to my MIL. She says "is it time?" Im like nah, lets just wait and see. I have two more contractions a minute or two apart and with each of them Im pulled to a standing position because while contracting sitting is killing me. I say its time to go. I try to go back upstairs and get Z to take to my friends house, but cant carry him (duh im in major labor here!) So we walk him over to my friend's where she tells me later that I was clinging to her walls for dear like
We get in the car and make our way to the hospital which is a terrible ride for me even though we lived on post at this time and the hosp was only about 5 mins away. No sooner did I manage to hobble inside the hospital it starts pouring down rain. Get a wheel chair ride to L & D, where Im put on a bed for observation. My contractions are less then a minute apart at this time. I am yanking that damn emergency cord with every contraction and the nurses that come in the room tell me to "relax, you'll be here all night". By the 3rd time I yank the E cord a midwife comes in anc checks me, says nothing, and leaves the room. MIL & I look at each other like WTH? DH is in iraq for his first tour. A second later a male nurse comes into the room and wheels my bed to a delivery room. What is going on!! The midwife comes into the room and tells me that Im at 9 cms and that shes going to break my water and I can start pushing. I say, "What? no epidural? I dont want to feel this!" Three pushes later, 12:09am sep 22nd Maddison comes into this world.

My fastest craziest labor!

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Ok my story is really too long to go into any detail but here is the short version. I got a call from the Dr. office friday around 5:30 to say I was funneling (according to a USS done 2 days before) and I had an appointment on wed. I looked up funneling and immediantly called the dr. Well it took forever to get a call back and I had to go to the emergency room. I was then transfered 2 hrs away to a hospital with a NICU because they thought I was losing the baby (24 weeks). I spent a week in intensive care laying flat with my head down and feet in the air on all sorts of horrible drugs. I almost died at on point. My poor husband was on bed pan duty because the nurses would leave my to sit in it. After one week they thought I had an infection but was just a fever from being tortured for an hour while they tried to get a new iv in. They took me off all meds and I went into labor. A few hours later and two pushes, Taylor was born at 25 weeks wieghing only 800 grams. Followed by 3 months in the NICU for her and 3 months at the Ronald McDonald house for me.


Id like to add that Jesi pumped the entire time so T could get mommy milk, and is the bestest, strongest mommy in the world.

And Taylor is beautiful!!!!!
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