Hey guys,
just thought i would share by birth story

So I was around the 32 week mark when i started having pains, and i had a bit of blood (sorry for tmi)
anyway, the midwives said it was nothing, but i would probably go into early labour,
They were also concerned because all the way up until 42 weeks, i was only measuring 32 weeks. They didnt think there was much fluid around baby, but still did nothing

When it came to me being overdue, they decided to induce me.
Now here is where it gets interesting. with all of my scans and doctors dates etc, i was told i was due on the 19th of Feb, but the midwives insisted it was the 22nd.
They told me they would only let me go over by a max of 10 days, to their date, but when i had her i was exactly 2 weeks over.

Anyway, i was induced at about 9am, and they told me nothing would happen for about 24 hours. I was cramping, and needing to pee sooo bad. by 10:30pm they sent my partner home, and gave me a pethadine shot. told me it would last until morning and that the pain was just hormones.
At 11:30 i was so sick, i vomited some weird green stuff, and i felt the tape fall out (the tape was how they induced me) i went to the toilet and there was blood.
I was crying and asked the nurses for something for the pain, and explained what had happened
They were very rude, and told me that it was nothing but if I was in pain then they supposed they should send me to the birth suite for gas, even if i didn’t need it.

The midwife in the birthing suite was so nice, and offered to call my partner up and bring him back in
then she decided to just check to see if i was dialated at all, turned out i was 8cm and baby was coming!
BUT, there was NO fluid around her!
the midwife thinks that my waters had been slowly leaking for weeks! and they didnt even bother to check

my partner got there not long before everything started happening, and then when i was pushing her out, her heart rate dropped extremely low. it was like 60bpm or something like that. They decided to use the vacuum thing to get her out, and just in time too! the cord was doubled over, and there was just not enough room for her to get out! they told me that a few minutes longer and she may not have made it! and to think the others didnt even believe labour had started!
my princess Sapphire was born at 1:22am on the 4th of March 2012. 7pound5ounces.

Posted by mom58527, 16th May 2014

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  • i ike these stories


  • great exellent


  • Thanks for sharing and I am glad she is safe. Some stories with birth are not good at all, they should have known better. I also have a story that will blow people a way, but am not ready to share it yet as the whole experience was very awful.


  • I am so happy for you that you got a nurse that actually listened to you my Daughter was not so lucky twice and it was confirmed if they had listen the 3 days prior with our Grandson he would be here as he only passed away within a 20 hour window when he was born and they stuffed up with our Grandaughter as well as all my daughter need was an injection to stop the contractions and a stitch if she was dialating to keep her cervix closed and then the stitch or stitches we knew all that should have been done as my Girlfriends Mum was head of maternity and had written s book on her life time job and also lectured the up and coming midwives but she worked in a private hospital. She even said the public hospital were not very good as she would some times would have to take paitients there when they realised their private cover had not kicked in and could not afford the private hospital and she is not back wards at coming forward so she demanded the treatment the her ladies needed. What was funny was when her my bestie and her daughter had her little girl in the same public hospital and they seen her walk in their ward there was whispers about who was going to cop what and than when they found out that one of their paitents was her daughter well Sarah got fantastic treatment as Aunty Dot always checked her chart and demand thing to be done that the had not bothered to do yet


  • Thanks everyone :)
    Yeah they were quite horrible, and I cried when my partner was sent home, i was in so much pain, and we lived 20mins from the hospital. Luckily my mum let him stay there and she was around the corner, otherwise he would have missed it!
    It all happened so fast no pain killers had time to kick in so it was definitely interesting :)
    But she’s perfect now :)


  • Wow so scary, so glad everything is well with you all now.


  • I’m so glad your story had a happy ending. Don’t like the sound of the care you got though. Sounds dangerous to me and the hospital needs to take a good look at their procedures. Also don’t know why they sent your partner home, I would have wanted him there with me all night. Sorry your had such a tough time, but luckily your daughter and you are fine.


  • So glad to hear that your princess was fine in the end, i think some midwives need to stop and actually listen to the woman as only they know how their body is feeling.
    Glad you had a nice midwife to deliver her.

    • I totally agree. They do need to stop and think. but it all worked out in the end =)


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