Yay Mara for having your LO flip already!
Congrats to your friend on the arrival of her LO! I'm so sorry she didn't get the birth she wanted. Of course not knowing any of the other details surrounding the birth, it makes me sad that she was sectioned for failure to progress after only 2 hours at 7. I wish more doctors would be ok with women that are slow to dialate. There are tons of us out there that still get the baby out in the end even if it takes much longer than the average.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Congrats on the arrival of her healthy baby boy! But so sorry it didn't happen as she wished. I wonder if she had been in labor long- like if she had "maxed out her clock" kind of thing? And of course, the more vaginal checks they do, the more they increase risk of infection, which can then also lead to the "need" for a c-section. Sending lots of loving thoughts her way as she heals physically and emotionally.
Mara & Joel, 2009
uhhggg, and just to pile on more sadness to this birth. She has had a headache for the past 2 days after leaking spinal fluid with the spinal block they put in. She has been given stuff to help the pain. But she just really wants to get home and as far away from a hospital as possible. Poor girl. I'm so sad for her. Every time I get a new message I brace myself before reading it.
Ugh, ugh, ugh...that's the WORST! It's actually exactly what started me down the NCB path in the first place...my mom had a c-section with my little brother (I was 13 at the time) and very long story short they used the wrong size needle for her anesthesia and gave her a terrible spinal leak. She was flat on her back from those headaches for two weeks! Whenever anyone questioned me about my choice to go natural, I said are you kidding--I'm WAY more scared of needles in my spine than something my body was built to do anyway! I'm so, so sorry your friend is going through that I hope she heals quickly so she can put this ordeal behind her and focus on her new little sweetheart.
Oh no! I've luckily never had that specific issue, but I've heard those headaches are horrendous and if they are anywhere near as bad as the migraine I've been dealing with today, it's got to be awful. I hope it resolves and she can just go home and move on with things already.
Oh no! One of my best friends ended up with a spinal headache after her first baby, she was absolutely miserable from it for days!! I felt so incredibly sorry for her, she has since said it would have to be a cold day in he!! before she'd get another epidural again and if she'd known that was a possibility she'd have fought harder to avoid the epidural. So, so sorry for your friend
Wow. I can't even imagine. Huge hugs to your friend.
Oh, that stinks! Sounds like she had such as stressful birth experience, starting with the breech worries and just progressing from there. After all that, I think I'd just go with a homebirth next time if I were her! And lie about how long I'd been in labor too
And how is 2 hours "failure to progress"??? Lots of women take longer than that. Argh. Sounds like someone's doctor had somewhere to be and didn't feel like waiting any more. So frustrating and sad. Hopefully she is doing better soon and can focus on the baby.
My sister stalled at 8cm for hours with her sons birth - still pushed him out!
I stalled at 9cm for 9hrs with my sons birth - still pushed him out!
2 hours is nothing! makes me so mad.
She is at home now and loving on her baby. Glad to be out of the hospital and home with her babies (she has a 21mo old as well.)