This is a fantastic birth story from a woman having her first baby who had been messaging me for support from the day before as her waters had gone and were leaking. She stayed at home for a while before going in and having antibiotics later.
“We had a lovely little girl and I had a brilliant experience ☺.
“I was starting to go into labour myself yesterday morning but was only getting mild contractions every 15 minutes or less. I got the oxytocin drip for about an hour, after that the contractions were my own. They took us through everything and we felt well placed to question everything and by the time I got the drip I was happy enough that I needed it. More or less immediately I was getting contractions every 2 mins. Got by with the tens for an hour and a half. The hypnosis really, really helped, and the affirmations just keep coming back to me. Then I got the gas and air and without a shred of exaggeration I was tripping for the remaining hour (it took 3 and a half hours total). I wanted to go dancing and asked for a gin and tonic! It was all pretty hilarious and I never felt like I needed the epidural. My midwife was a superstar and respected the preferences that she could. The continuous monitoring was a complete pain but I got there and am delighted. No stitches and a healthy baby. 😌
I am so, so grateful to you for your very kind reassurance over the last couple of days. I really appreciated it.”
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