Khimani's Birth Story
A few hours of rest later, I started having mild contractions. I notified my baby's father and he said I should calm down and he went to tell his mother. She said I should stay home until the contractions got more intense. At about 4 AM my contractions were much stronger so we went to the hospital, which was about 20 minutes away. After I was checked in to the hospital, my vital signs were taken and a nurse checked my cervix for dilation. It hadn't started to dilate as yet and the contractions were less than 10 minutes apart.
By 7 in the morning, some of my family members where present, giving me support, so I wasn't very scared. The doctor gave me IV fluids because I was feeling too much pain to eat. I got checked again to see if my cervix had started to dilate—it still hadn't.
I felt pain for the entire day, with little progress. When it was about 5 PM, my cervix was only 3 cm dilated and I was having contractions less than 5 mins apart. My baby's father got so mad, he even cried. He went to the nurse attending me and argued that something must be wrong because for the rate of my contractions, I should be pushing. So the nurse examined me again and noted that my cervix had not dilated any further. The doctor broke my water because all this time my water was still present. After breaking the water, they realized that the baby was in distress, that there may have been a lack of oxygen and he may have released poo inside me, so I was quickly transferred to another hospital.
When I arrived at the hospital, I was rushed to the delivery room, and upon examination by a doctor, I had to have an emergency C-section. I was rushed to the operating theater and then induced with an anesthetic. That's the last thing I remember until I woke up after feeling something tugging on my tummy. Then I heard my little boy crying aloud.
I was so happy all the pain I felt disappeared without a trace! lol
When I was taken back to the recovery room, all of my family were there to greet the newest member of both families.
Despite the pain it was a great day to remember when I looked at little Khimani.
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