As promised, here is my Birth Story. I’ve been rambling about my Elective C-section for weeks and whining about how bored I was Physically and emotionally and complaining about how far the scheduled date seems until it finally happened. 3 days before the actual scheduled operation day so this was the 23rd. It was very unexpected too because the Hubby and I were already sleeping when I suddenly felt a strong tug/kick followed by a gush of water that soaked my part of the bed instantly. I KNEW this was my ‘water breaking’ because I couldn’t control it and also it was clear ordorless fluid. I sort of panicked and awoke my Husband by crying out ‘Oh my gosh!’ which sent him jolting straight out of bed fumbling to turn on the lights. He took one look at our bed and called for an Ambulance. This happened around 1:45AM.
The Ambulance came about 15mins after the call and started bombarding me with questions that I couldn’t really answer because my contractions had suddenly started and they were really painful. Thankfully, the Husband was able to answer most of it. We reached the hospital at around 2:30am and the Hubs took care of the admittance forms and what not. Was already in a hospital bed cause I couldn’t walk anymore due to the pain of my contractions. Was sent to the Antenatal ward cause they had to confirm that it really was Amniotic fluids that were leaking from me. The intern doctors were the ones who confirmed it was. Another Intern tried setting my IV up and couldn’t find a viable vein. It took him 5 tries, which means 5 different spots where he poked and prodded me with the thick IV needle. both my hands were bleeding when he finally got it it. Anyways, after a while an Attending doctor came and told me that due to my previous c-sections I was at high risk of old scar rupturing if I went into full labour so they didn’t want to waste anymore time and said I was to have an Emmergency section right away. She also explained that this time I should consider having a Vertical section instead of the Low transverse that I had twice before because of my old adhesions and scar tissues. Something about the risks of cutting through the old tissues and the surgery taking longer if they went through the old scars. By this point, I couldn’t really focus on anything anyone was saying cause my contractions were coming every 3 minutes and lasting up to a minute each time. I was asking for laughing gas or any kind of pain relief but they refused to give me any saying that the anesthesiologist would come in soon to set up my Spinal block.