tuesday mid day i was getting grocceries my nan was at home with my other 2 children jake 7 and cindy 5.. at the shops i got bad backache it was like a bad period ache in the back and i felt generanlly weaker then usual.. got home n had brackton hicks between 3 -8 an hour.. not painful but a VERY strong tighten feeling..
by 7pm i was sure they were turning slightly more intense and regular so i very much thought it was the start..
at 10pm it was painful and 5-7 minutes apart... i rung hospital and they said it was fine to take panadine forte to try get some sleep.. my midnight i wasnt asleep i was too excited.. but the pandine died off my contractions to about 18-30 minutes apart so i slept 12-2 when i woke to them being painful again.. i sat up timing them while hubby slept and by 4am they were rolling out every 4-5 minutes so we went to the hospital as my daughters labour was under 2 hours and didnt want to get stuck lol.. got to hospital and i was only 1cm!!! i was in agony and gutted! the doctor their said i had to stay as i had high blood pressure and a previous fast labour.. by midday i was depressed tired... they were flucuating between 4 mins apart and 9 minutes a part some strong some weak.. by 3 i wanted them to be aware i soon wanted an epidural if not now.. they checked me and said i was only 2cm.. i was seriously depressed hearing that and didnt beleive her at all...
by 4 i was moaning and starting to uncontrollably scream... they were 1 minute on 1 minute off.. i asked for the epidural NOW PLEASE. they checked me and said I'm only 3cm.. i got mad with her cos i new she was totally lying.
by 4.30 i demanded the epidural regardeless of my dilatation. they ignored me.
they asked me to walk 20 metres to the birthing suit i said no way i want a wheel chair.. they then wheeled me up.. i sucked the gas and sucked it hard...
i said why havent my waters broken, they checked me and said I'm 9cm,, it will break soon.. i then pushed really hard and my waters exploded all over the midwife and it had maconium in it babys poo.. so i panicked..kept pushing and me came over about 15 minutes later gorgous and perfect.