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It’s Birth story week. If you’re new here, Holden was born in 2005. My water broke in the late night early morning between Tuesday the 10th as well as Wednesday the 11th as well as it would be almost 44 hours later before our infant boy would be born. This is the very first time I’m telling this story.

I had desired a 5/5/5 birthday for my pregnancy since it sounded cool. My husband, Alec, stayed house from work on the 4th as well as we tried all the stuff: sex, meaty “prego pizza”, as well as a stationary scooter “ride” to simulate a tractor rumbling with the country. I likewise tried spicy food, an intense foot massage, chocolate as well as jumping jacks.


By the time my bean’s due date rolled around on the 8th, I already felt like we were late.

Things begin moving, slowly.
I went to bed on the 10th believing as well as wondering if tonight would be the night, as I had done each night for a week. In terms of nesting behavior, I hadn’t noticed exactly how hectic I had been baking, shopping, cleaning, as well as assembling furniture. That night, Alec woke up around 2:30am complaining of something in his eye, so I got as much as look for Visine. When I peed, I believed I felt an additional trickle of fluid, however I couldn’t be sure. I shifted setting this method as well as that up until I excitedly persuaded myself that my water had sprung a leak.

We phoned the OB on phone call for my method (Dr. M. responded ”“ who the heck was she?) as well as she suggested we go to the hospital to be inspected out. She assured us that if there were no contractions, I would most likely be sent home. grab the packed bag. This is happening, maybe!

Upon arriving at the hospital, Alec discovered some quite great street auto parking as well as I ambled in leaking little amounts of fluid with every step. It was interesting for sure, however likewise rather odd.

Preeclampsia, huh?
In pregnancy triage, the personnel inspected my vital signs. utilizing a monitor, the intake nurses determined I was already having contractions that I couldn’t feel. Woohoo! This was gonna be easy. They likewise noticed that my blood pressure was method as well high, indicating preeclampsia that had not yet been diagnosed. I didn’t recognize what that word would mean for my health and wellness as well as safety, I was just a bit disappointed.

I was particularly bummed since I pride myself on easy-to-find veins as well as low blood pressure (I utilized to contend coworkers in the public blood-pressure-cuffs to see who might be the lowest. We’d method stressing each other out. Yeah, that seems weird to me too).

So, what I didn’t understand at the time was this: preeclampsia is one of the few conditions in today’s contemporary medicine that can still kill a mom during childbirth. I’m glad I didn’t know. I presumed it was an inconvenience however that we’d be back to the birth plan in no time.

My sister, Meggan, was my doula. She shown up in the typical part of the morning with the yoga/birth sphere from house as well as stayed with me as well as Alec for the duration of my long labor. Together, they were able to trade off when one needed a break or a snack from whole Foods. She likewise kept me entertained, distracted, as well as focused as needed.

To battle the preeclampsia, nurses hooked me as much as constant fetal monitoring, an IV drip of magnesium to prevent maternal seizures, as well as pitocin to keep contractions going. The pitocin as well as the magnesium work at odds, so I was a science experiment to discover the right proportions of potions to keep labor moving ahead safely. With all the wires as well as tubes, I was likewise needed to stay in bed with a catheter as well as foley bag. Bye bye, birth sphere as well as “no pitocin” birth plan.

Once the genuine labor set in, I no longer believed it was simple as well as I was awesome. Bring on the epidural please. What’s one more chemical in my customized bloodstream anyway?

We had many many hours to work on pain administration since the labor was extremely long. My very first anesthesiologist didn’t do it right, the pain kept coming. My second anesthesiologist didn’t do it right, he temporarily paralyzed me below my neck. My third anesthesiologist (pictured below) had the magic touch. I don’t understand his name however I keep in mind a few key details: his other half was expecting a baby; he was little as well as Asian; as well as he not only believed me when I stated that redheads are more sensitive to pain, however he had checked out the exact same research study as well as told me why (we have dryer skin as well as it tears more easily). Bless him.

I likewise keep in mind that we watched about a boy on the laptop. See the significant speakers below? exactly how huge was our bag?

The physicians altered shifts many times throughout my labor, as well as each one would inspect me out briefly as well as suggest that I get a C-section ។ បន្ទាប់មកនាងនឹងកែប្រែគំនិតរបស់នាងតាំងពីទារកខ្ញុំនៅតែចុះបញ្ជីចង្វាក់បេះដូងខ្លាំងក៏ដូចជាមេហ្គានគឺជាអ្នកតស៊ូមតិដ៏ខ្លាំងក្លាបំផុតសម្រាប់ខ្ញុំ។

ការរាប់នៅពេលដែលទឹករបស់ខ្ញុំបែកវាគឺ 40 ម៉ោងនៃការធ្វើការដោយមិនមានអ្វីសែក់ដោយគ្មានអ្វីសម្រាប់ម្ហូបអាហារសម្រាប់អាហារមុនពេលដែលខ្ញុំត្រូវបានគេផ្តល់ឱ្យឆ្ពោះទៅរកការជំរុញ។ ខ្ញុំហត់នឿយតាមរបៀបថ្មី។ គិលានុបដ្ឋាយិកាបានផ្តល់ឱ្យខ្ញុំវាយលុកធុងផ្ទុកអុកស៊ីសែនដើម្បីរក្សាស្មារតីរបស់ខ្ញុំក៏ដូចជាថាមពលឡើង។ រាល់ការរឿយ ៗ ខ្ញុំនឹងអង្វររកទឹកជ្រលក់ទឹកកករហូតទាល់តែពួកគេប្រាប់ខ្ញុំថាខ្ញុំបានឈានដល់កូតារបស់ខ្ញុំហើយ។

ហើយបន្ទាប់មកបានកើនឡើងបួនម៉ោងនៃការជំរុញ។ បួនម៉ោង fucking ។ ពួកគេបានទៅអ្វីមួយដូចនេះ: សម្រាក, សុំទានទឹកកកនិង / ឬអុកស៊ីសែនរង់ចាំការធ្លាក់ចុះមួយរុញដ៏លំបាកបំផុតខណៈពេលដែលបុគ្គលិកថែទាំបានផ្លាស់ប្តូរជើងរបស់ខ្ញុំត្រឡប់មកវិញ។

បន្ទាប់ពី 3:45 នៃសមហេតុសមផលនេះគ្រូពេទ្យបានប៉ាន់ស្មានថាក្បាលរបស់កូនខ្ញុំត្រូវបានផ្អៀងក៏ដូចជានាងគួរតែធ្វើផ្នែក C មួយបន្ទាប់ពីទាំងអស់។ NOOOOO! ប្រសិនបើអ្នកនឹងកាត់ទារកចេញពីខ្ញុំតើយើងមិនអាចធ្វើបានទេកាលពីម្សិលមិញឬថ្ងៃមុន? !! នាងបាននិយាយថា “យើងអាចសាកល្បងការទាញយកម៉ាស៊ីនបោះពុម្ពនៅពេលឬពីរដង” បាទ / ចាសសូម។

ហើយនៅលើលទ្ធភាពចុងក្រោយមុនពេលពួកគេធានាខ្ញុំនូវផ្នែក C, គ្រូពេទ្យ, ការផ្លាស់ប្តូរកូនរបស់ខ្ញុំដែលមានកោណមួយដែលបំផ្លើស។ ការធូរស្បើយដ៏អស្ចារ្យ។

“ហៀរ, តើអ្នកចង់កាន់កូនរបស់អ្នកទេ? វាជាក្មេងប្រុសម្នាក់ ”

ស្រវឹងពីការប្រឡងការប្រើថ្នាំក៏ដូចជាភាពអត់ឃ្លានខ្ញុំមិនមានអារម្មណ៍ថាមានទំនាក់ទំនងនឹងស្ថានភាពនេះទេ។ ខ្ញុំថែមទាំងមានការពិបាកក្នុងគោលបំណងធ្វើឱ្យនំសាំងវិចទួរគីដែលលោភលន់នៅក្នុងមាត់ខ្ញុំ។ នៅពេលដែលខ្ញុំមានស្បៀងអាហារខ្លះខ្ញុំបានលង់លក់យ៉ាងខ្លាំងដូចទារកដែលមានរាងកោណនេះធ្វើឱ្យប្រាកដថាអាឡិកកំពុងរកខ្ញុំ។ ខ្ញុំគ្មានកម្លាំងសម្រាប់អ្វីជាច្រើនទេ។

មេហ្គានននិយាយថា “ផ្នែកដែលខ្ញុំពេញចិត្តគឺនៅពេលដែលពួកគេចាប់ផ្តើមបង្កគ្រោះថ្នាក់ដល់ផ្នែក C ក៏ដូចជាខ្ញុំបានសួរអ្នកពីអ្វីដែលអ្នកចង់ធ្វើ – ការសម្រាលកូនឬវគ្គ C- ។ អ្នកបាននិយាយថាអ្នកខ្លាចទាំងពីរ។ ដូច្នេះខ្ញុំបានសួរអ្នកថាតើអ្នកខ្លាចកាន់តែច្រើនក៏ដូចជាអ្នកបានធ្វើការវះកាត់ធំដុំ។ ដូច្នេះយើងបានទៅជាមួយការសម្រាលកូន។ នៅពេលដែលអ្នកបានធ្វើការសម្រេចចិត្តនោះអ្នកគឺដូចជាអ្នកចម្បាំងក៏ដូចជាអ្នកមិនបានឈប់ធ្វើការងារក៏ដូចជាការរុញច្រានរហូតដល់គាត់នៅខាងក្រៅ។ ខ្ញុំនៅតែចាំយាមដោយគិតពីការមើលទៅនៅពេលដែលគាត់ចេញមកដូចគាត់កំពុងជឿ WTF?!? រាល់សិក្ខាកាម Med ទាំងអស់បានចូលមកក្នុងលំហខណៈពេលដែលយើងកំពុងលើកជើងរបស់អ្នកឱ្យរុញដូច្នេះយើងមិនបានកត់សម្គាល់ទេ។ អ្នកបានរុញអស់រយៈពេលបួនម៉ោងក៏ដូចជាការធ្វើការដែលខ្ញុំជឿសម្រាប់សែសិប។

He was born around 10pm on Thursday night. យើងបានដាក់ឈ្មោះគាត់ថា Holden ដែលជាឈ្មោះដែលយើងបានយល់ព្រមយ៉ាងឆាប់រហ័ស។ We still had two woman names in our back pocket just in case. since we hadn’t sent news, our good friends presumed that we had long had the infant as well as were nesting. Ha!

Recovery was about a week before the high blood pressure subsided. I would hear whooshing in my ears whenever I leaned over up until it corrected itself. At one point it was 200/100.

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