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RACHEL'S BIRTH STORY- EMERGENCY CAESAREAN BIRTH.


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What a whirlwind. NB: Long birth story- original pref VBAC actual birth emergency c-section.


I was up for 4 hours with very manageable contractions Tues night but then it calmed down and I slept for two hours and woke without any obvious goings on. I had a bloody show at 0800am Wednesday morning, lost my mucous plug 3pm with random contractions in btw. Then some fresh blood around 4pm so was heading to triage to get checked. 20 mins before we left I felt waters go and leaked my way to the hospital. I started to contract regularly, but was sort of in denial. I arrived at 1800 ISH and was in established labour at 5cm dialated by 1930. Arriving into a suite, I tried to unstiffen myself after being on a ctg on a bed in the assessment unit but this didn't last long as baby was not happy with my upright/open/ fwd positions. Baby was high in pelvis and there was a small bag of bulging waters, which I consented to being broken with a long hook, this did encourage baby's head a bit lower too.



I was up for 4 hours with very manageable contractions Tues night but then it calmed down and I slept for two hours and woke without any obvious goings on. I had a bloody show at 0800am Wednesday morning, lost my mucous plug 3pm with random contractions in btw. Then some fresh blood around 4pm so was heading to triage to get checked. 20 mins before we left I felt waters go and leak