16.04.2016 was the due date given to me for the birth of my bouncing baby boy (said in the voice of hades from Disney’s Hercules)
Zion, however, had other plans. I started receiving early signs of labour pains on the 04.04.16 already – very dull pains and because I was already so ready for him to come,I stopped doing everything and just started waiting for it to happen.By the Saturday I had resigned to the fact that I just had to wait till the actual due date (this realisation was brought home when I started seeing everyone that was pregnant with me having their babies)
So on Tuesday morning something past one my water finally broke and because I have been through this twice before and spent hours and hours at the MOU,I remained calm and dealt with the contractions and timed them ,so it wouldn’t be long from the time I arrived at the hospital to the time I need to give birth.My contractions are usually super painful and I need the assistance from my husband to constantly rub my back to ease the pain ,but not this time around. I am not sure if it was because I had it bad the other times or I was just used to it but joh, I was a trooper dealt with my contractions without any help,at all and was even bragging about it lol. Little did I know that when I got to the MOU and they let me lie down ,that,that would be when the big trouble would start.I will spare you guys the details of every contraction but generally it was so bad that I was basically praying that the Lord can help me deal with this pain as I just couldn’t anymore lol,knowing that the pain is normal and there was nothing I could do about it. I guess I was annoying the nurses because my hubby was telling me to just breathe through these contractions (which was exactly what the nurse was saying although she wasn’t even close to me and busy seeing to someone else) he also told me that it’s not necessary for me to pray the whole time and I must have faith that God has already heard my prayers.At that moment it wasn’t funny but now when I think about it,it’s too funny.
At about 3am they came to place a drip in my arm after about 4-5 failed attempts at putting the drip on the top of my hand they finally put it in my arm.They contacted the ambulance and the wait began. There was a other lady that was in a more serious position than me, but came in after me that was rushed to the other hospital and the pain mixed up with I guess the selfishness we all have inside ourselves came out and I asked my husband,what about me?Again, he had to put things in to perspective for me by telling me that both her and her child were in danger and could die.
The ambulance showed up at about past 8 and I was then taken to the 2nd hospital.People, please, I know I am extremely guilty of this, not believing when an emergency vehicle comes speeding by with it’s siren on that it is an actual emergency but after spending about 1 hour and 30 mins trying to get to the hospital which under normal circumstances would have been 40 mins, all because people didn’t really want to give way.You don’t know who or what is going on in that vehicle,so please respect them and just move out of the way.
Anyone that knows me,knows that I have never been an advocate for having baby via c-section.God however has other plans for us and this time I was rolled into theatre to have a c-section.
April is world cesarean month,I came across this picture on one of my friends’ profile and although it is really a feat to go through a c-section I hate how they make it out as if a mom that has had a c-section has made an ultimate scarifice to do it or that giving natural birth is not that difficult.
So I would just like to share my opinion with regards to this.
Giving birth naturally or via c-section are both things that need to be done when we want to bring our children into this world.Neither one is better than nor a bigger sacrifice than the other.
Both ways have their own pro’s and con’s with natural birth you have to go through each and every pain each and every push with no epidural (state) but once you have gone through it,it’s done and you can go on and even forget that pain.A c/section is something way different and once they have injected you with that epidural you are on cloud 9 (you can’t feel a thing) but the after effects eish I can’t deal.I have been home since Friday and basically been living off pain killers.If I didn’t have the mother in law that I do,I have no idea what I would have done.She spoils me and gives me time to rest and recover but what about ladies that have no one not even a partner around(although there is nothing my husband can do for me at that point in time,just have him around makes the whole experience more bearable)?I have to go have my stitches removed and I am already freaking out just thinking about it.
How did you give birth or if you haven’t had kiddies yet,what do you think you would want? Let me know in the comments section below also of you have any questions for me,you can put that in the comments section as well.I love responding to all comments.