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Having Labour and Normal Delivery Without Epidural As a First Time Mom
I want to share with you a beautiful day in my life, when my boy came into this world, on
23rd March, 2020.
My due date was on 4th April, but later it was preponed to 30th of March. I had no health issues throughout the pregnancy, but I did have pelvic pain during my third trimester. Like any other expecting mother, I was eagerly waiting for my labour pain to start.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, I was not supposed to go outside for walks, so I was performing squats at home. The next day, at 8 in the morning, I felt a slight pain, but I was not sure if they were fake contractions, or I was really in labour. I told my mother-in-law and husband to wait for some time, as the hospital was just a 10 minute drive from the house. After some time, my pain and the frequency of it started to increase. I had also started to bleed, and had to go to the washroom every 5 minutes.
I had a bread and butter sandwich and milk for breakfast, and got ready for the hospital. We left the house by 10.20, and reached the hospital by 10.30. I had undergone some assessment, and nurse told me that I was 6 cm dilated. My pain had increased; it was like period pain multiplied by 100. I was taken to the labour room directly, and in the meantime, my husband was completing all the formalities.
I was lying in the labour room, with 4 nurses around me. I was not much scared, because I was aware about the procedure. I was practicing the Lamaze technique of breathing to ease the contractions. The breathing technique really helped me.
After some time, my doctor arrived, and then she asked me to push. In 3 to 4 pushes, my baby arrived, at 1.03 pm. After that, the doctor performed the other procedures to remove the placenta and do some stitching. In the meantime, my baby was cleaned, and handed over to my family.