Today is Nahdia’s story. She shares with us the story of her first child.
My first child was due 17th May. After my exam I tried walking to naturally induce labour. I walked from Crystal Palace to Dulwich. While walking an uncomfortable pain in my lower back but didn’t really think to much of it at the time. But looking back on it I was in slow labour.I got to my grandmas house and decided to have a rest. I really wanted to go home but was told to wait until my mum came for me. When she did we went to see my gran Aunt, she knew something was up. She kept asking me if I was OK. All I wanted was to go home. We then took my little brother Taekwondo, during the 1 hour lesson I went to the toilet several times, I felt as if I was leaking. Eventually I got home, my sister wanted her hair cainrowed so she sat between my legs while I cainrowed her hair for over 1 hour. Sitting in this position is similar to sitting on a birthing ball.
Finally I was able to relax in bed, I put on Keeping up with the Kardashians and closed my eyes. 5 minutes later my stomach started to hurt. I felt very uncomfortable, tired and felt a new type of feeling.I went to my mums room to tell her about my pains. She advised me to get some rest. I walked out her room and slammed her door then stamped back to my room. This is not like me so my mum came to my room. I said my belly hurts and she looked at it, she said I should have a shower then we could head to the hospital.
I went in the shower. The warm water on my belly felt so good, I stayed in the shower for well over 1 hour. When I got out the shower my mum checked what I had in my hospital bag. I didn’t have any of the necessities but I had a out fit for when he comes out, a outfit for his photos, an outfit for him to go home in. I mean he was my first. We ended up repacking my hospital back then headed to the hospital.
On the way to the hospital we picked up my partner. We went up to labour ward and got checked in. The checked me and said I was 2cm diluted. Thats when it actually scared me. I wasn’t in that much pain, but the reality that I was soon going to be a mother kicked in. Will I push this baby out naturally? Can I do it? Will it hurt? Are some of the questions going through my head. I went down to post natal ward to try and rest. I was so obsessed with sitting on the toilet. I spent majority of my time on the toilet seat rather than in the bed. My baby was back to back which slowed down the labour.
I drank some hot chocolate and felt my son turn around. I then remember turning over an vomiting. The Midwife came in check me again and said I was 8cm diluted and needed to go up to labour ward. I they were taking me upstairs on the bed I shouted “I need to push” I started pushing. It was so quick, I began pushing as they pushed me into a room. My eyes were closed I don’t know how long it took but it felt like 5 mins. I couldn’t hear the midwife I just continued to push and there he came weighing 5lb 14oz my healthy, happy baby boy.
Thank you for reading my labour story. I hope you enjoyed.
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