Pregnancy updates - January

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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby Kitcameron » 26 Jan 2014, 19:16

My friend went into labour at 9pm and delivered at 1.20am with her first (and only) MP, I wouldn't say that was long and she did it on gas and air and survived so you may be lucky. I wouldn't have said my first labour was particularly long or painful as labours can go. 18 hours from first feeling contractions to birth and again only gas and air, and I'm a right wuss when it comes to pain, so can't have been that bad for me.
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby EnigmaFish » 26 Jan 2014, 23:54

Yep, first births can be easy! I was 12 hours start to finish with Kleintje.
I am also a major wuss with pain, wussier than you, KC, as I went for the epidural.
It turned me from :scream :cry :o to :mona.
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v2.0: Newt, born July 2014.
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby DandelionFrosting » 27 Jan 2014, 06:49

MP, my first labor was 4 hours, start to finish! They don't even offer pain relief here, but it was fine. (Well, you know, it hurt and everything. But not as much as I thought it would . . . . I'm just going to shut up now. But it's totally possible!) You probably tend to hear more horror stories because the people with the non-horror stories just don't talk about it as much because it sounds like bragging and doesn't really make for exciting conversation. I hope yours goes as smoothly and uneventfully and quickly as possible!
Saurus (April 2012) wants to open all the cupboards to see the pipes.
Zilla (December 2013) is unstoppable. And really likes pizza.
Turtle (November 2015) isn't cute yet, but he's working on it.
And Mia and Oreo are my emotional support cats.
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby StJuniper » 27 Jan 2014, 08:46

My first and second birth were both 4 hours, no pain relief...
Mama to two boys, the Scout Kid P, 02/26/12 and the Feral Kid R 12/15/13, and one little Tumbleweed girl, 05/27/16.
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby Biddy » 27 Jan 2014, 10:08

MP, I won't scare you with stories of my first birth :scream but the 2nd lasted roughly 8hrs and I used a tens which I think made a difference, at least before the labour got really intense during the last contractions. I always get back labour so that's why I found it helpful. I tried to have a go with gas and air but the contraption just irritated me too much so after attempting one puff I threw it away in quite a stroppy manner!

The most important thing is to get rid of as many stressful things from your life as possible and try your best to stay as relaxed as you can during contractions. Stress, fear, tension, these are the things that make labour long and difficult.
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby Kitcameron » 27 Jan 2014, 14:57

EnigmaFish wrote:Yep, first births can be easy! I was 12 hours start to finish with Kleintje.
I am also a major wuss with pain, wussier than you, KC, as I went for the epidural.
It turned me from :scream :cry :o to :mona.
:mona
:mona


It wasn't by choice enigma. I'd requested Pethidine several times and when they eventually got round to examining me I was 10 cm so they said there was no point or an epidural. ( sorry that last sentence is weird, g has just made me read Peppa pig and now my brain won't function properly to sort out the word order lol) they'd been telling. E there be plenty of time as. I was probably only about 6cm
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby mamapup » 27 Jan 2014, 16:30

Damn. Got to go in for pre eclampsia checks as.blood.pressure too high. V annoying. Poor Mr.c got to cancel his one night out ever so.I can go sans puppy.
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby Kitcameron » 27 Jan 2014, 17:32

((())) hope all is ok. (((MrC))) too
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby SharkiesMum » 27 Jan 2014, 17:41

(((MP))) hope all is well at your check.
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby Toasty Crumpet » 27 Jan 2014, 17:48

That sucks MP. Hope the check shows you are fine.
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby qbm » 27 Jan 2014, 18:03

Oh no! Hope all is well MP x
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby mamapup » 27 Jan 2014, 21:50

Thanks all. Am fine. Got there and seen immediately by the nicest midwives and Dr. They agreed was probably all down to chasing the puppy round the park and then zooming home in time for appt. Got bp readings they were happy with an healthy baby . Bloods back tomorrow and a further check on thurs but they are sure I'm fine. Yay. And Mr.c got to go out as I got home just after bedtime (so missed saying goodnight to my puppy, booo).
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby SharkiesMum » 28 Jan 2014, 08:17

Glad all is well MP. And also that they saw you straight away and were nice, and that you got home into for Mr C to go out! It all worked out!

I had 2 weeks of feeling less like I was going to vomit every second of the day, but it appears to be back since Sunday. I've tried all my normal tricks but nothing is working. I'm at work now, so tired and sick and can't concentrate. Only 9 more days of work until our holiday, but I could seriously do without feeling like this again :(
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby mamapup » 28 Jan 2014, 09:03

Could you face sucking limes? Worked so well for me.this time. Only thing that helped.
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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

Postby SharkiesMum » 28 Jan 2014, 12:50

I've tried it (I've tried everything) it just makes no difference. Not being taking antiemetics the last week and didn't want to restart them (they make me feel less sick but not that much, and really drowsy and awful) but I might have to. I think that I worked over 55 hours last week plus being oncall the whole week didn't help. Sorry I'm feeling sorry for myself, particularly when I'm surrounded by mums working 2 days a week and leaving on time, but because I'm full time I'm expected to do all the overtime.

I just need my holiday I think!
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