I decided to take a nice warm bath around 11:00 that morning. I was in the bath for about an hour just relaxing, trying to get rid of the stress while listening to music. I got out of the bath around noon and sat down with my son and started to watch one of his favorite shows, Paw Patrol. Around 12:20, I felt my first contraction, and I just blew it off, but then another one came around 12:25 PM. That’s when I decided to time them just for fun. I wrote down the ones that came at 12:20 and 12:25, but I didn’t know how long they lasted. I wanted to time that too, so I waited for the next one. It came around 12:30 and lasted about a minute. I timed them for the next hour and they were coming about 5-6 minutes apart. I stopped timing them and decided just to relax.
Around 3:30 PM, they were getting very strong, so I started to get ready to go to the hospital, and by the time I got to the hospital they were 3 minute apart. Around 4:30 (about 30 minutes after I got there), they checked me and I was 7 cm dilated, 70% effaced and baby was at -2 station. I couldn’t believe how far I was!!
Around 8:00 PM, they came to check me again and I was 8 cm dilated, 80% effaced and baby was at -1 station. I started to get drained, but I was trying to go all natural, and I kept going with no pain medications.
About 11:00 PM, I was checked again and I was still the same, so they broke my water and left me alone for a while. At 2 AM, another check revealed still no progress. They inserted an internal monitor to see if the contractions were strong enough to get me to 10 cm. An hour later, they came back and told me that the contractions were not strong enough and they said I had a choice to get pitocin or have another c-section. I chose Pitocin and also got an epidural at that time.
Around 5:30, I started to feel a pain like I had to go to the bathroom so I called the nurse. When the nurse checked me, I was 10 cm and 100% effaced and baby was now at 0 station. The doctor had me push to see if I could get her lower. I tried but I could not push her down yet, so the doctor said to rest and she will be back. Once again, I went to sleep.
At 6:50 AM, they came in and turned my epidural off, and around 7 am I started pushing again. Every contraction I was pushing 2 to 3 times. By 7:20, they started to see her head. I was so happy!! Around 7:26, her head was crowning. I pushed in, let out a moan and got her head out. They stopped me for a second so they could suction her and then told me to push again. I pushed once again, let out another moan and got her shoulders out. They told me 1 more push so I pushed once more and my baby girl was born at 7:34 AM. I gave birth to my baby girl!!!
They placed her on me while they cleaned her, my husband cut the cord and then they took her to finish cleaning her up. They told me I had a 1st degree tear, which they stitched me up. We then got our skin to skin for an hour. During that hour, I breastfed my baby girl. Once the hour was up, I was tired so I asked them to take her so I can get some rest and my husband went home to get some sleep. When they took her I had a little suprise waiting for me on my stomach... she pooped on me! She was 7lb and 9.9 oz. 20 ½ inches long. Thanks to the help of my husband and my mother I got my VBAC. I DID IT I HAD MY VBAC!!!