i understand that the hospital got me to sign the consent forms to keep themselves safe, but i just wish that one of the staff members that were present had taken the time to explain to me what happened and why it happened.
all i know is that his head was also the wrong way up and becasue of all the gels that i had to have, it swelled his head(and because of all the pushing getting nowhare), i have to have ceseareans for any other children that i have.
thanks for sharing your story
I was induced due to pre-eclampsia and ended up having an emergency c-section after several hours of really intense labour - and my son's name is Lachlan! Your experience sounds terrible, I can't believe the hospital didn't even take the time to explain things to you. Although nothing went as I expected, my doctor was fantastic and things turned out well for us. I did have trouble breastfeeding at the start as they failed to tell me that your milk takes longer to come in after a c-section. I know it's easier said than done - try to focus on the future with your precious little boy rather than your terrible experience. All the best.
i too had a em C, i had my daughter at 26 weeks and had no birthing plan done, i had serve pre eclampisa since 22 weeks and i went into shock, the following days were all a shock for me,..
karen,NSW, mummy to Caitlin Born 14 weeks early
when i had my first baby who is 18mths now i had to under go an em c section because of the nurse i had and i was very upset with the hospital and the nurses.
i also had a med student and i didn't know until the end when she told my mum that this was her first time doing this.
i went to the hostpital at 7:00am and everything was fine, for me labour was painful but i could handle it i started to get realy painful contractions while i was in the bath thats when i started to use the gas but the nurse didn't have it strong enough for me so when she left my hubby turned it up for me and i felt great. all the time that i was in the hospital the nurse came in to check on me like 4 times and left.
towards the end i realy felt like pushing and i was yelling at the nurse that i need to push. she told me to start pushing. i told her that my waters hadn't broken yet she said it was fine. even though it was my first baby i know that the waters have to brake b4 u start pushing but she asured me that it will brake by it self. after about 1hr of pushing she sent another nurse to see me cause she ddn't know what was hapening.
when that other nurse came she straight away broke my waters and rushed me to the other room because all the water was brown.
all the nurses were in such a hurry thay didn't know what they were doing. they had to get my husband to help them with something. they checked the babys heart rate and it was going down they got the doctor to come and see me as soon as the doctor saw me she rushed me to do a em c section.
it was like 1 second everyting was fine the next i was rushed of with out my husband and put to sleep so they do everything.
when i woke up i was so upset i started crying. it was so traumatising for me and my family i was only 19 years old when this happend and till now im so peed off.
With my second baby they told me i would prob have to have another c section but i told them i wanted to try to have it normaly. and i did have her normaly and im so proud of myself for doing that. with my 2nd one the same nurse i had with first one came in and asked if she needed help i yelled at her NO GET LOST and she left.
sorry for the long story
Salwa, 2 girls, sydney
Salwa, 2 girls, sydney
thanks heaps for taking the time to read about my birthing experience and telling me about yours, it has made me feel better about the whole thing knowing im not the only one who has had to go through it all!
nelly 3yo boy & 8mth girl
i cant think of anything else i wanna say thanks for listening.
Narelle, Eilish 5th june 2002 TTC since dec 2002
Why was no of this picked up in my check ups?