Early one morning I had a lot of fluid leak out which I thought was just urine. I decided to bring my underwear to my scheduled midwife appointment later that morning just in case. Turns out it was amniotic fluid.
To my surprise I was sent to the hospital to do some tests to make sure it was actually my waters that had ruptured which it was. I was sent home at in the early afternoon and told to come back later that night as I was going to have this baby within 48 hours as there is a higher risk of infection if we left it too long.
When we got to the hospital I had this mindset of wanting to get baby out as quickly as possible and requested to be induced. I found that the King Eddies service was great! The birthing suite was large and spacious and we didn’t have to wait long at all for a room. I was induced just before midnight.
I don’t know what I was expecting but the whole experience went from 0 to 100 pretty quickly! Contractions were super painful and I was given laughing gas which helped with the breathing but not a whole lot with the pain. Got to 6cm and begged for the epidural otherwise I felt like I was going to push the baby out then and there. Epidural was amazing! Got much needed relief. I believe I was given just the right amount and my body responded well to it. It got to mid morning the next and I was told to push… pushed for around 2 hours with three midwives assisting me. They were truly supportive and amazing… knowing all the right things to say to get me through.
Even though it was a very intense experience I felt safe and cared for. My midwife team MGP4 were so supportive before, during and after the birth. I couldn’t have asked for a better team :) I probably had 7 midwives in total over my 48 hours stay at king Eddies and they all made me feel comfortable and empowered.
I also appreciated the midwife home visits. Baby and I are super grateful for the excellent care that we received during this whole experience.
"Giving birth at 37 weeks"
About: King Edward Memorial Hospital / Maternity King Edward Memorial Hospital Maternity Subiaco 6008
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