Zachariah's Birth By Helen Print
Birth Stories - C-Section Birth Stories
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 08:55
It all started in the beginning of September. I went to the doctor with contractions at 8 minutes apart. She said I was dilated to a 3 and that she would see me in the hospital probably before midnight. Well went to the doctor 1 week later and well she said the same thing, then 1 week later I went into the hospital on Saturday with contractions finally at 5 minutes apart. They checked and after all this time I was still at a 3. The doctor sent me home and said to wait it out there. Well Monday morning I'm back at the hospital 2 minutes apart. They check again and guess what, still a 3. The doctor decided to put me on Pitocin to make the contractions progress. Well after 12 hours of hard labor no progression. The doctor says it is time for a c-section. All goes well and I now have Zachariah, whom was all of 9 pounds. (not my largest baby, the largest was 11lbs1oz) The doctor says my contractions were working backwards, pushing the baby up instead of down. They had to pull him out from under my ribs.