I am a very happy mum of 2 wonderful kids – daughter aged 2 & son almost 5 months. When I look at my wonderful kids I know I love them with all my heart & do not regret for a second having them. In saying this however I am 100% sure I was not built to be one of these happy, glowing pregnant women :(. I have had 2 of the most terrible pregnancies EVER… morning sickness from 5 weeks right up until the day I gave birth, vomiting at the thought of eating meat let alone the smell, never being more than 2 feet from a bathroom least I throw up or god forbid pee my pants – and that was just the first pregnancy. The second consisted of all of this along with being on a drip for dehydration and an unstable pelvis which meant walking even to my beloved toilet was like being in labor every time. Now I know there are all these wonderful remedies / things to help – ginger this, eat that, don’t eat this at this or that time etc., even some great medical treatments but unfortunately I am one of those lucky ladies who none of these things worked for. For every day of each of my pregnancies I prayed for relief/death/sleep whatever would help & then came the day for my little munchkin/s to be born. 1st birth was a natural birth & when I called the hospital to say I was in labor & contractions were about 3 in 9 mins I was told it was my first pregnancy & I didn’t know what I was doing & I should just take a couple of panadol & have a shower as this would take a couple of days. So I did this as any 1st time woman in labor would do & in just under 1.5hrs I was having contractions every 45seconds & was ready to have my baby on my bed. Again we called the hospital & the midwife said to come in so they could check me over – I arrived & was told that I was fully dilated & my baby was on its way. I was also told I should have come in earlier – not a good thing to say to a woman who you have just told cant have any drugs to help as too far along. Anyway after 2 hours it was decided my little girl was not coming out on her own & we went to theatre where she was delivered with forceps as the cord was around her neck twice. Now my second birth was a C-section & you would think this would be nice & straight forward – but no. Apparently my body didn’t like having needles / a spinal block done & after 5 attempts it was finally sorted. After a couple more hours of vomiting, feeling like my insides were now on my outside & lots of tears my little man was born.
Needless to say I will not be having any more babies, but even though I have been to hell and back I am extremely grateful to be able to show my gorgeous, wonderful & amazing kids to the world.
Posted by Kelly, 6th November 2013