First Friday Birth Story! This month: Kara Gill and her baby girl, Hazel!
Mama: Kara Gill
Due Date: Sunday, July 8, 2012
Birthday: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Hazel was completely breech and had been for weeks, maybe months. I was scheduled for a c-section but I didn't want one. I tried acupuncture, chiropractic care, moxibustion, laying upside down on a board! Then I went for an ECV (external cephalic version) at 38 weeks. It was painful and didn't produce any results. The doctor told me that they didn't try too hard and the chances that I would go into labour were minimal.
I took a bath that evening and went to bed. The contractions slowed until 6 am when I decided to start timing them and take another bath. They were 7-9 minutes apart and mostly just felt like I ate bad sushi. Again, they slowed right down. We were just moving into our new home that week and because of that, none of the baby stuff was ready. The house wasn't even finished yet!
On Thursday June 28, I picked up my mom and drove to the new house to start building the baby's dresser and start putting away her clothes and cloth diapers. Since the washing machine wasn't hooked up, I couldn't use my cloth diaper stash right away, so I had to start with disposables. My contractions continued throughout the day and I warned my husband that I might call him if they get stronger. By 3pm they were getting too strong so I called for a ride to the hospital. I didn't hear from him for 45 minutes! He was in a very important meeting at work and didn't hear me calling!! After he realized what was happening, he was at the new home in just ten minutes and we headed to the hospital!
Thanks, Kara for sharing your story with us! Hazel is beautiful! Happy (belated) first birthday!!