Mackenzie's Entrance into the World By Jennifer Print
Birth Stories - C-Section Birth Stories
Tuesday, 10 February 2009 10:46
I got pregnant right after my twentieth birthday. My due date was given as March 7, 2000. But like most first pregnancies, that wasn't when I delivered. My pregnancy wasn't so easy. For at least the first 5 months I prayed to the porcelain god constantly. At my 7th month, I became worried because I couldn't feel my baby kick at all. After being hooked up to a monitor for a while, I was reassured that my little girl was fine. After my seventh month, I moved back to my home town. There were only two doctors to choose from, and I believe I chose the wrong one. When I was 8 days over my due date, the doctor sent me to the hospital to be put on pit. I was devastated, because this guy was actually known for inducing most of his patients. He was also by chance leaving for vacation in a day and a half. I went in on Wed. at 11a.m. I stayed until 1a.m., still no baby. I went home and then came back at 7 a.m. on Thursday. I was on pit almost the whole day. I tried to have an epidural, but the anesthesiologist was too rough and ended up making me soak myself and my pillow with blood from my IV. Sometime in the early evening the doctor broke my water, after they mistakenly thought it had already ruptured. I pushed for a while. The doctor did an exam and realized my baby had flipped to the breech position. She had her feet over her shoulders. The doctor decided to do an emergency c-section. It's a good thing, because Mackenzie Lynn ended up being 9 and 1/2 pounds, much over the predicted 6 pounds. Mackenzie is almost 6 months old and I wouldn't trade the pain for anything if it meant not having her.