Reagan's birth story By Erin Print
Birth Stories - Hospital Birth Stories
Wednesday, 18 February 2009 10:57
I found out I was pregnant in October of 2000. This was my third time after having 2 misscarraiges so I was a little nervouse at first but after I got through the first 3 months I was very excited. The father and I had just moved in together and we were thankful we got a 2 bedroom apartment!! Well, every thing went very smoothly, in January of 2001 we had our ultra sound and found out we were having a baby girl, so then I got even more excited. We found out I was due June 4th, of 2001 but it didn't happen then, I gave birth a week early! 2 weeks before, I had gone to the doctor and had I was told that I was 75% efaced and almost dialated to a 1 so I thought for sure it was going to happen that week but it didn't. I went back to the dr. the following week and had not gotten anywhere so I was stuck and feeling depressed I cried all the way to work. Well, then next day, all day, at work I was feeling the braxton hicks contractions so I didn't think nothing of it. I went home after work and was fine but woke up about 6 am with a terrible back ache, I just thought it was because I didn't sleep very well, but was I ever wrong!! My contractions started comming every 5-7 minutes starting around 11:00 am and we finally took off for the hospital around 2:45. My doctor came in at 4pm, broke my water and told me I was gonna have a baby, that there was no turning back. I got a little scared but I was excited at the same time. They put me on some pitossin to get me to dialate cuz I wasn't getting anywhere, finally around 6:30 pm I got the epidural, the dr. came in at 7 and we started to push. I pushed for an hour and 14 minutes and out came my beautiful baby girl Reagan Breanna weighing in at 7 pounds even, and 19 1/2 inches long. She was born on May 26, 2001.