After a relatively easy second birth, I did it with just gas this time and only 15 minutes of pushing. I was so proud of myself as I had an epidural with my first baby.
They had to suction baby after she was born as there was meconium in the waters. I finally got to hold her and the mid wife kept pulling at the cord. I thought it was a bit strange and thought if she'd just leave it the placenta would come away by itself. Then another mide wife put a catheta in and took my baby off me and asked me to push. I was starting to worry. They were worried about blood loss and all I wanted was to hold and feed my baby. I had to go under a general anesthetic to have the placenta removed. I fed her for about 1min as they wheeled me down to surgery. I gave her to her dad reluctantly and didn't see her for another hour. I lost 2 litres of blood and had to have a blood transfussion on day 3.
I found it took a little longer to bond with her. Although we are fine now she is so precious to me. But I think it took a little longer because we didn't have that time together when she was born.
I had never heard of the placenta getting stuck before it happened to me.
I had never heard of this happening before it happened to me.