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Old 08-19-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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Baby Anna is here!

Here is my birth story.

Anna was due on July 31st and didn't want to come on her own. I was admitted into the hospital on Sunday, August 8th to start the induction process. Sunday night I had a catheter inserted into my uterus to start the induction. For those of you who are not familiar with this process, they insert it into the uterus and inflate a balloon at the end of it that is 3 cm wide. It starts the uterus contracting and when they are able to pull the catheter out, you are 3 cm dilated. So, that happened Sunday night... I was given pain meds, not so much because of pain but more to get me to sleep because I had a big day ahead of me on Monday. Monday morning at 7:30 they started the Pitocin IV. The contractions didn't really start right away, but I did get sick a few times. I think it was a mixture of the morphine, Pitocin and not eating, I kept throwing up... but that stopped after a while. By about 12:30-1:00, the contractions finally started, and they were pretty strong, by that time I was 6 cm dilated... and that meant it was time for the epidural. The epidural was great and did wonders for me, however because the baby was soo high up still, I was able to feel the contractions under my ribs, but I was numb everywhere else. By approx. 3:00, it was time to start pushing. Anna was born at 4:18. Weighing 7 lb. 11 oz and 20 1/4 inches long. So, overall it was a long process because I had to be admitted the night before, but by the time I woke up and they started inducing, the labor process only lasted 9 hours. I have heard horrible things about the Pitocin, but my outlook on it was that the contractions did hit hard... fast.... but once they did, I was able to instantly get the epidural. So I kind of didn't mind it because I didn't sit around for hours and hours with the contractions building and building.... So that's it... that's my story. Now I have the most beautiful perfect little girl!!

 
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Old 08-19-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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Congratulations!!! I'm happy to hear you had a safe and happy delivery and a wonderful, healthy, and perfect baby girl! Take care!

 
Old 08-20-2004, 03:52 AM   #3
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congrats on your new addition

 
Old 08-20-2004, 04:01 AM   #4
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Congrats. welcome to the world little Anna

 
Old 08-20-2004, 05:15 AM   #5
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Congrats!! So glad all went well overall!!
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