Michael’s Birth Story Part 3

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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…