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My OB finally came back around 2:15pm. She said, “Okay, let’s see what ya got!” (Until that day, I 100% loved my OB – she is always ready to laugh and says words like, “va-jay-jay.”) There followed a struggle between us where I wanted to push on my side and she said, “No, it’s just easier for all of us if you push this way [with your legs in the air].” ‘Us’ was a huge team of nurses from the NICU – they just kept coming in until there were 8 total strangers in the room. When my water broke, … Continue reading
The night passed uneventfully, and I was able to doze lightly. Around 6:30am, my water broke. Just in time, too, because the nurse told me my OB was on her way to break my bag of water…another intervention that I later learned frequently leads to a Cesarean. I was 6-7 cm dilated when the OB came to see me. She told me, “I have a 12:30pm Cesarean today, so hopefully you can have the baby by 11:30 – that would be perfect.” I told her jokingly, “I’ll keep that in mind.” They turned the Pitocin back on and I started … Continue reading