The rest of my labor was a doozy, meaning I don’t remember the timeline well of when things happened from after they decided to induce me up until my c section. I was definitely in the zone, the “labor land” I’ve heard most mommas get into. I know my Doula got to the room around 8:30 AM. She help me get in different positions, and relax a lot more, but baby still had some random decelerations after contractions at sometimes, and some positions were worse than others. Since I wasn’t progressing fast enough with the Pitocin, they decided to break my water. This also did not help me progress. This really caused concern to my midwife, enough to mention that this could potentially need to be a C-section. Even when she mentioned this the first time, I was actually relieved. I had a feeling my body wasn’t able to get baby out safely at this point, and I just wanted him here safe. it’s funny my whole pregnancy I wanted to avoid a c section but something inside me felt like that’s what me and baby needed. I didn’t know how bad the decels were, but later Cody told me there was one point where he was really worried for Michael’s life. Especially when I was on my left side during labor, his heart rate dropped to 50 once. Being a nurse he has heard heart rhythms so many times, there were moments Cody was really scared. I didn’t know this during labor. I didn’t know the numbers or how bad the decels were. One last resort I wanted to try was an epidural to see if that would help baby or me progress. Unfortunately that didn’t help, but I felt absolutely amazing after I got the epidural. Cody and my Doula were both shocked I didn’t ask for it hours sooner, and I know we were all proud of the hard work I did to try to go epidural free. However, even the epidural did not help babies heart rate. Part four coming Wednesday…
Arlene has been the best coach/mentor I could ask for! For almost a year I’ve learned so much from her in order to change my lifestyle and become a much healthier and happier person. She is SO inspirational and keeps me motivated to make the best decisions for me on even my craziest and most stressful days. I’m incredibly thankful to have her as a coach and friend along this journey!
Arlene is the most supportive and compassionate person that I know- which makes her an amazingly inspirational coach! She is not afraid to share and is always there to listen. Arlene not only helped me physically, but has been a support for me emotionally as well. I feel lucky to call her a friend.
Arlene is absolutely amazing. She is super supportive, so encouraging, and walks with you through your journey. Her positive attitude draws you in and makes you feel super comfortable. I was able to finally finish and entire workout program, while being encouraged by her, for the first time ever. Thank you Arlene for you time,.effort, support, love, and encouragement �
It’s been fun connecting with Arlene over the past year through health and fitness. We have known each other since… middle school I think? Arlene is a great support and accountability partner. She is willing to work with you on your specific goals and meet you where you’re at on your own fitness journey. The support of her group has helped me stick with my plans to achieve my goals!
I love Arlene and how incredibly supportive she is! I have been looking for some serious accountability for a while during my fitness journey, and it’s been so hard to find! But she reached out to me and has not given up on me (even when I’m seriously slacking). She always so good about reaching out to simply see how life is going. She interested in just more than tracking my workouts, she’s into the personal side as well!