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One mom shares what happened when she gave birth and what she might have done differently.
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Jackie: Woke up in the morning about 6 A.M., nine months pregnant, so of course every two hours I have to go to the bathroom. So I wake up at 6 A.M., go to the restroom and then as I walk back to bed my water broke.
I had sat on a towel on the way to the hospital and that was completely soaked and so everything was just a mess, and as soon as they saw me, they said, "Okay, you are going to L&D right now." And they were actually kind of laughing at me because I was so completely soaked with water.
And they realized my labor's not really progressing, and since my water broke, they wanted things to speed up, so they put me on Pitocin, which really kicked my contractions into high gear, because I was having some contractions but not really bad. I mean, at the time I thought, "Oh, these are horrible," but it was nothing compared to what I would later realize are real contractions.
My doctor had checked me again, and she said, "You're only at 7, and your daughter is not coming down at all. She's just stuck there and she's not moving, you're not moving; we might want to start thinking about a c-section."
I was so tired, and I didn't really know what was going on, and all I wanted to do was just go to sleep. And a lot of women had said that once they get their epidural, they're actually able to sleep, and I didn't do that because I had so many people coming into the room and everything, and so I just felt like I needed to stay up, but I probably would have slept a little and tried to maybe labor a little longer, and also tried different positions to labor in, because I was laying down the entire time.
We go in for the c-section, and at 10:34 I had my daughter.
I was exhausted. I had been in labor since 6 o'clock that morning, and it 10:30 now, and I was just so tired, and so I actually had to be in recovery for a little longer. I was tachycardic and so I was in recovery for, I want to say, like 2, 3 hours. So my daughter went in to have all of her testings and everything done and then I got to hold her.
You know, the C-section wasn't—it wasn't horrible. I wouldn't recommend them to people, but if you have to do it you have to do it, but luckily for me my daughter was never in distress. Her heartbeat was always—was great. We didn't have any issues at all.