I am a 27 year old Kuwaiti mother of three girls. All my deliveries have been totally natural, thanks to a long tradition from my mother's side as well as my grand-mother's who was a pioneer in natural birth revival in the 50' in europe.
Induced labour as natural as possible
beautiful and healthy bundle of joy, our 2.9kg baby.
through the sometimes daunting
Natural Birth After Cesarean Section
I started to have contractions early Wednesday morning... Had an appointment the same day but the contractions were too far apart so returned home... Through out the day they progressed and by 2am they were less than 10 mins apart and last almost a minute so we headed to the emergency of Sabah hospital...
Upon arriving they checked and I was only 1cm dilated despite the close contractions.. The ctg was fine and I was told to go back... Throughout the day I labored at home, in the shower, various positions ... The contractions sometimes slowed down and then on Thursday evening again they hit high intensity, every 2-3 mins apart and lasting more than a minute..so I was back in emergency, again no progress ...
I was literally in tears... Thursday night was horrible, spent it mostly in the bathtub... And by next morning it got unbearable .. Plus the emergency of Sabah is pathetic, they make u wait hours in emergency!... I was ready to give up and just go for another csection..Then my husband and father took me straight to Salam hospital to avoid the waiting in emergency .. This was Friday afternoon..It was a spur of a moment decision as I had said enough just go for csection, and once I reached Salam hospital I was 3cm and the water bag broke..And then it was all a haze for me literally, they admitted me, I immediately asked for epidural as I was shivering with the pain and my body was collapsing...
Alhumdulilah the whole labour progressed naturally after that and the baby arrived naturally at 10pm... A successful vbac after almost 72 hours of labour! Though I was so close to giving up!:)
One thing I must add is that if I hadn't done the prenatal yoga throughout the pregnancy, I might have given up much earlier... The hip circles, child pose, all fours, lunges... Really really helped me and of course the breathing exercises... There even was a stage when I was doing the neck rolls and that helped me to remember to breathe deeply... Many many thanks to my dear Zuzana for all that she taught and her continuous guidance! and now I tell every expectant mom to take prenatal yoga as a compulsory part of pregnancy as you never know what lies at the end of the journey!