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Wednesday, 18 February 2009 10:55
What a birthday surprise my husband got on his 22nd birthday. We found out we were expecting our first child. We were so happy we called everyone we knew to spread the news. The following week we made a doctors appointment for our first checkup. When we arrived at the office of our visit day we spoke with the doctor in her office about family history before entering our room for the exam. She first check my vitals and then performed a vaginal sonogram. Finding out I was only 2 weeks along, this was quite early to find out that you are pregnant, the doctor notice my baby was in my tubes and had not reached my uterus. My doctor was very worried that I was endanger of having a tubal pregnancey. The tried to reassure me that everything would be okay, and my next office visit would be in a month and try not to worry it would only make it worse. The next month went by very slowly. Reaching my doctors visit date they checked me again to see if my baby had reach my uterus, and it did. We were so happy to hear the news.

I had a great pregnancy except for my preterm labor which came at about 32 weeks. I was rushed back and forth from the hospital and home once a week for 6 weeks. Each time they would send me home saying that I was not far enough along to be in labor and that everything was normal in my pregnancy. I felt alot of pain in my back so they said it was false labor, little did they know until my next doctors visit that I was dilated to 3 centimeters at 33 weeks. And that is not uncommon but they continued to tell me that the pain was not labor contractions, but false labor. After suffering day and night with the pain for 2 more weeks, my next visit to see the midwife she informed me that in fact I was having contractions that were making me dilate. She told me that I was 4 and 1/2 centimeters, and to speed up the process by having lots and lots of sex and to walk. She said that when my contractions start back up to keep them going by walking.

One afternoon, 2 weeks later, I called my mother at work and told her that I was hurting bad and I wasn't sure to go to the hospital because I had been sent home so many times before in the past 6 weeks. She knew how bad I was hurting by talking to me that she hung up the phone and called my doctors office to ask what we should do because they had sent me home so much and told her to tell me to come in because I was dilated so far at my last visit and that it was probably time. I couldn't get in touch with anyone near me and my mom was one hour away, so I had to drive myself to the hospital in labor.

When I arrived at the hospital it was about 5:30 in the evening. I had dilated to a 6 and my midwife place me in a delivery room. No one had yet made it to the hospital, the midwife broke my water at 6:00 and the labor really began. Finally at 8:30 everyone made it to the hospital. I was in extreme pain in my back, I had no contraction in my stomach, because my baby was sunny side up, which means that she was facing upwards instead of downwards. The pain was so intense I asked for a epidural about 1:45 the next morning and it did not phase the pain at all, it only made me tired. the midwife came in periodically to check my dilation and at about 4:15 in the morning I was fully dilated, and they made me push and push and push to get the baby in position for delivery, it took about 2 hour of pure pushing. The nurse didn't really think I was pushing and made me try 10 different pushing methods, like bars on the bed and tug of war and many more. After expressing myself very verbally that my baby was stuck they called the midwife who then called the doctor because in fact she was stuck like I said all along. The doctor said my pelvis bone was too small to have my baby, and I would have to have a c-section.

During the prep for my c-section I fought with the nurse to give me more drugs for the pain, they insisted that I had enough, and when the procedure began I felt the knife cut my stomach and then screamed and they had to shoot me up with more drugs. At 7:21 am, the next day, Shalee Avery was born, weighing 7lbs. 9oz. and was 19.25" long. Due to the nurses and midwifes stupidity my babys cartiledge in her ears were broke, because she stayed stuck in my pelvis for 2 and a half hours. And they insisted that I was not pushing and she was not stuck.

After all was said and done, I ended up with a beautiful baby girl. That was worth all the pain.