Thursday, September 3, 2015

My first Delivery Experience

It started from 6:30-7 in the evening on 15th July. I experienced typical pain for every minute in an interval of hour. I thought it might be some other pain as my EDD was on 22nd. The pain grew n I had to call hubby home but he came on his regular time. I requested him to stay beside me so that I feel secure, which he did. I tried sleeping but then started to get cramps in my lower body. I also did vomiting n went to washroom for more than 8 times. That day was chaturdashi so I ate before sunset. I had taken Anemia of caster oil in the morning under the guidance of an Ayurvedic Doc which made the labour active.
I got admitted by 2:15. Till morning the doctor kept inspecting and gave me pain injections because he felt the pain was less. My MIL slept in the same room and made me more uncomfortable with her regular remarks that still I am not having that kind of pain that can deliver a baby. I was hoping to pass the night as soon as possible so that my hubby could come back and I have a secure mind. No males were allowed in the hospital during night time as per the hospital rules.

It was 6:30 in the morning and he came with my mom. The doc's comments were my dilation was not improving in terms of circumference. I bared the pain till 12: 30 in the noon and was in active labour by then. So the doc shifted me to the labour room. The doc cut burst my water bag and I went through embarrassing painful situation where my body was examined like a rat in lab every hour.
16th july at 2:30 I was dilated to 6-7 cm and the doc wanted to decide then whether to go for a c-section or forceps. He said 3hrs is enough waiting time for dilation yet baby was not shifting down and I wasn't dilated properly.  He asked me n my family to go for epidural so that my labour is painless but my MIL and hubby didn't understand what I was going through. Hubby was like He has consulted a doc who said no for epidural. My MIL said "no... we need a normal delivery only". I knew she didn't even understand the meaning of painless. My body had bared immense pain for the past 14 hours yet hubby pushed for trying more, so that the end is happy.

Eventually my body gave up. I was in OT, half asleep at 2:45, people expecting miracle and me expecting peace... With c -section I delivered my first child. Saw his silhouette in a dull glance n went through chopping scissors , pricking needles,  n stitching for another unknown unconscious time. When I was back I felt a jerk on my back, heavy tummy, tied with syringe in both the hands. Oxygen mask on my face. Doc pressing my tummy so hard to see if I bleed from my privates. Few of my close family members sitting around with me in my first class hospital room.

When I gained my conscious back, I saw hubby coming closer and asking me how was feeling, whether I saw our baby..
My SIL bringing my baby. Me n my baby looking into each others eyes. He hardly opened his eyes but when he did he stared at his mom. I was so happy that I forgot all the pain n agony. His innocence n staring peaceful face is the reason I spent next night in peace

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