That was fast! (Shiva14 birth story) — The Bump
August 2014 Moms

That was fast! (Shiva14 birth story)

I guess all those contractions were doing something after all!

** short version**

Sebastian was born at 1.12 am after a 2 1/2 hour labor and about 45 min of pushing. 8 lbs 2 oz, med free labor. Apgar was a 8-9.

**long version**
I had been having some back pain all day but nothing out of the ordinary. At about 11 pm I was laying in bed, watching one born every minute! As I was watching all the screaming, labouring women, I heard a loud "pop" and it felt like someone popped a balloon in my belly. I got up and sure enough, my water had broken!

Unfortunately my husband was still at work (restaurant manager) so I called him and told him to come home so we could have a baby, but that we probably had plenty of time. Well, thank goodness he rushed home!

Very sharp and painful contractions started right away, one on top of another. I was running around trying to pack the rest of the bag (make up, charger, etc) but had to stop and breathe through contractions every minute.

The car ride was hell and I was very much doubting my decision to go med free.

Even though we pre-registered at the hospital they still tried to make us fill out a bunch of paperwork and I was not happy! I literally thought I was going to die and I wanted to push!

When they finally checked me I tested negative for amniotic fluid! The nurse went to do an internal and paused with a puzzled look on her face and asked if I felt an urge to push (YES!). So they called my doctor.

Apparently the doctor didn't believe them and waited until I had a second check to leave to the hospital. I was already pushing lightly at this point and the nurse told me to just go with what my body told me. She was AWESOME!

Finally the doctor arrived and comes over and touches my face and asks me questions whilst joking with me in the middle of an intense contraction and... You guys I slapped my doctor lol. I was so mad she had waited so long (maybe like 30 minutes but it felt like forever!). We started really pushing and after about 30-40 minutes, Sebastian was born.

He came out "limp" bit was moving and breathing. This meant that daddy could not cut the cord and no immediate skin to skin :(. They were going to take him to the nicu but he quickly started crying and I got to hold him after I got stitched up.

We are so in love. Breastfeeding was hard at first but we are both learning and getting better. So excited he is here!

By the way. After a completely pain med free labor (I had pitocon in an iv drip after delivery to help my uterus contract) I can truly say that I do not blame anyone who wants the meds. Holy cow! But I am glad I got to have the med free birth I wanted, even if it was the only option at that point haha!
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Re: That was fast! (Shiva14 birth story)

  • Congratulations on your baby boy! :)
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  • Congratulations on your baby boy! I hope to go med free, too...I hope I can do it like you!

  • Congratulations, great birth story!
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  • This story is epic. Mega congrats!!

  • Yay, congratulations on your baby boy!
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  • You are hilarious. I'm glad you slapped that doc, way to remind us that they're here for US, after all. Bravo and congratulations!

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  • Haha... that cracks me up! Sound like your doc deserved a good slap. Congrats on your new baby!
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     I think it's hilarious that it surprised you that you slapped the doctor! 


  • Congrats!  You need to elaborate on the slapping the doctor part!



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  • kareik01 said:

    Congratulations on your baby boy! I hope to go med free, too...I hope I can do it like you!

    To be 100% honest I really didn't have a choice, it was too late to get anything by the time we got to the hospital. I had already decided that if this was going to be what it was like for the next 12 hours, I would cave. Turns out it I was in transition in the car ride.

    What helped me was that I did get small breaks in between contractions. Once I got to the hospital they gave me oxygen and that helped me focus my breathing - breathing really is key!

    Having a fast and med free labour definitely gave me the benefits I was hoping for though - more than anything I was so happy I could feel my legs and walk right after labour (even though it hurts!).

  • Valancyy said:

    Congrats!  You need to elaborate on the slapping the doctor part!


    ***sorry this is so long!***

    Haha I was just so mad that she waited until they checked me a second time before she even left! I was 9 cm and ready to push the first time they checked!

    So while I am starting to push after the second check, a nurse pops her head in and said "the doctor is leaving her house now" and I just screamed "she didn't leave yet?!?". It turns out that the staff had told her I was only in moderate pain. No clue where they got this from, they sure didn't ask me lol. I'm not very vocal with pain and as a result was very quiet and focused during my contractions but just because I'm not screaming does not mean I'm not in pain!

    Also, I found out that apart from squeezing DH's hand, I did not want to be touched or talked to at all during contractions.

    So she comes in to me laying very quietly on the bed (peak of contraction), pushing, and I'm sure just misinterpreted the situation. Mind you, this is also the PREGNANT doctor who told me that going med free was a terrible idea and " yeah, we'll see what happens." So I was not super excited that she happened to be on call.

    She walked up to me like we were doing nothing more than measuring fundal height, put her hand on me and started to small talk, sweet stuff like "oh, are you not just so excited to be in labour." No, at that moment, excited would not be the best fitting word! Her touching me/ talking to me and not leaving right away when they admitted me, plus the fact that I was trying to focus through a nasty contraction while I pushed just made me snap and I slapped her arm out of my face pretty hard lol. I felt like she still didnt believe this baby was coming NOW! She definitely got down to businesses after that though haha.

  • And a little AW - DH was seriously amazing and my rock! As much as he always claimed he didn't want to see the baby come out, he happily watched the whole thing and he was so, so excited about the experience. I really felt like he had my back and it made all the difference in the world!
  • Congrats Mama! And you have a GREAT story to tell for the rest of your life, lol.
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