by: Simona Lynne
Coughing then maybe, Baby.
Looking back on that day it was mid-afternoon in Sunny October and i was feeling lousy. I went for a walk earlier after my 2 WEEKS overdue baby girl decided to stay put! There we were at the apartment my husband and I as we brainstormed ever exercise imaginable for me.
I had very mild contractions for most of the experience. Through my anxiety and unwavering mood swings, i later learned i just needed to let a lil’ more love in. Lol– So, about 6 pm i feel some aches and the timing wasn’t consistent. We went through it for the whole night. Watching the clock praying that early labor would progress. I called the Midwife Sandra Lynne. “It is about 5-6 minutes apart!” She brushed it off with the typical “Everythings fine, call back later.” To my demise she was right! And this would be the beginning of 72 hours of a LONGGGg drawn out Labor. But it wasnt hard core.
I got up the next morning after 2 hours of sleep and began to pack. They were becoming more intense. The squats from the other night were beginning to pan out. So, we got there and after 12 more hours i elected Epidural seeing that my dialation wouldnt progress fast enough for the pitocin that was administered. There shortly after, i was so exhausted and was allowed (managed) to sleep. I woke up and everything began to sync. Then, this lady pops in from the midwife team and she was pregnant as well, she was on her 9th child. Well that was certainly the type of encouragement women need. Wheww! She and Nora delivered me and boy was I ready. I must say the numbing sensetation was just enough as i got another dose right before they exclaimed, “PUSH!” From there was an act of what i call absolute ‘GENIOUS’ when Nora had memtioned to me that i should cough… my legs were going numb people were beginning to crowd to room. “Cough!” She said, amd it was miraculous. After about 15 coughs my baby entered the world. What a sigh of relief and Amazing intuitive work. My baby girl is here and it took less than 20 minutes.