Au Revoir Birth Plan

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R first son was born (R second oldest) 48 months ago! After my first labor, oh natural! I went in a pro, oh so I thought. But this wasn’t just routine breathing that was needed. It all started with me waking up, stepping out of bed and my water breaking. On the morning of my baby sprinkle shower, 10 days before my due date! So we took a deep breath, and realized that we had yet to complete the belly cast we did with R first! So we grabbed a towel, me in labor dripping. My hubby layered the goop on, and we completed R belly Cast for #2. I can tell you it was a wee bit uncomfortable. Off to the hospital we went, shower cancelled, casting completed, smiles and excitement in place! With R first my water never broke and to this day I believe that had a lot to do with how I made it 36 hrs without a Tylenol, ah natural! So I was confident I was doing just that again! It was in R birth plan. That much like the R first, it was going to be ah Natural! Workable, with breathing and the support of my amazing husband. It was my second it had to be faster, and less painful.

Definition of Birth Plan—The birth plan is a written list of your preferences to be used as a guide for how you would like your labor and delivery to go. As labor can be unpredictable, you may need to deviate from this plan at times during labor.

Deviate, was an understatement!  After 15 hours, with no progression, I couldn’t take another moment. The pain was too unbearable. I got it…. the Epidural! The prefect plan I had in place, was gone! Birth plan out the window…Au Revior! WOW what a relief the epidural was I slept, I rested, the day was so easy! LOL I hit the 36 hr mark this time too! But it didn’t end at all how I expected it! As pushing started, his heart rate jumped he was under stress, stuck and I couldn’t get him out! It all happened so quick, I was scared ,worried, crying and helpless. I was told not too push… (mommies you know how hard that is!) I was rushed for an emergency C-section! Something I never expected, nor looked into! It wasn’t on the birth plan! I was surprised just how quick my small rural town hospital, called in the staff need. The staff got me in the operating room minutes later! I remember how cold it felt! Shiny and filled with smiles and reassuring eyes! I was scared by the straps that pinned me down, and the fear of R baby! After the quick reaction of the wonderful Dr and nursing staff in R small rural town hospital. We had a beautiful chunky baby BOY! Born 9lbs 11oz , which is why he was stuck! Tomorrow he is 4! Although I had the prefect picture painted and a previous birth plan that went as exact! I am sure happy that my birth plan went out the window! We have a beautiful amazing son, who brightens R days. Together we have a story, much more then my reserved birth plan wrote! Which makes R story uniquely ours! He also has the proud bragging rights that he was my biggest baby…. leading his bothers to their entry via scheduled C-section. Did your Birth Plan go as plan or was there a slight deviate from your plan that took place? We’d love to hear…. HaPPy BiRThdaY LitTLe mAn!

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