Daisy Emily Fletcher came into our life’s on the 26/07/2017 and it’s the best thing that ever happened to us. Our rainbow baby.
I went four days over with Daisy and I was really ready to give birth it had been a long pregnancy and I felt like I was going to pop. I had eaten all the pineapple and bounced myself to death on my birthing ball. On the morning of the 25th I went for a cervical sweep (not the most comfortable thing I have ever endured) my amazing midwife that saw me through the whole of my pregnancy told me that her head was right down and I was 2 cm dilated which I was very proud of myself because I hadn’t felt any pain, I went about my normal business felt the odd twinge but I didn’t think anything was going to happen.
Roll on to 9 pm and I was getting some pretty intense pain but I was convinced it was my IBS i’m not in labour I can’t be she’s not on her way, so I just went to bed thinking I can sleep it off the pains will dwindle away. By the time it got to midnight I knew I was labouring I had my husband and my mum by my side to squeeze the death out of their hands, we rang the hospital and they said my contractions aren’t close enough to go into the birthing centre so I got into my own bath to control the pain which I was managing very well (pat on the back to me).
No one drives in my family so we would be getting a taxi to the hospital which is about a 15 minute drive away but we had to pre warn the taxi driver because my waters hadn’t gone yet, moving on we were at the hospital in the beautiful birthing centre it was so relaxing and my midwife treated me with respect and guided me through the whole thing without shouting or getting angry. While I was at the birthing centre I only got one vaginal exam and I had progressed to 6 cm without my waters breaking and without any pain relief, It was finally my time to get in the birthing pool it was huge it was like I was in a Jacuzzi without the bubbles and the champagne but the atmosphere was just as calming. At this point I was pushing and I tried gas and air it didn’t exactly go to plan I had a few puffs and lets just say that pepperoni pizza that I had eaten for my tea was floating round the pool shortly after so I now know to stay away from the gas and air.
At exactly 5.40 am on the 26th July Daisy Emily was born in her waters and placed into my arms, she didn’t cry she was being to nosy to do that, her eyes were wide open and her hand was in her mouth, she was ready for boob already.
Now I must say the worst thing out of everything was feeling myself tear and then getting stitched up afterwards I would take labour all over again if I didn’t have to go through that.
Daisy Emily Fletcher, 8 Pounds, 5.40 am