Shannon’s Wonderful Third Start – My Start Story

delivery prep

delivery tales

Jun 01, 2023

I gave delivery to slightly boy who we’ve got named Sebastian on Tuesday the 18th of April. What a beautiful shock! I’ve been doing Pregactive ever since I used to be pregnant with my second little one and went on to do the Core rehab and stronger Mama challenges afterwards. So I got here into this third being pregnant feeling robust and effectively.

Undecided the place to start however I used to be 10 days “overdue” then occurring 11 when this bub was born. I had some prelabour heat ups within the days main up however nothing that caught.

On the Sunday, I made a decision I’d go in for a cervical examine and stretch and sweep. I did not really feel comfy doing this earlier than this level. I discovered that I used to be 3-4cm dilated. The sweep was not uncomfortable as a result of I used to be already so dilated.

A health care provider additionally checked my placenta and child in delivery suite and all was effectively. This all raised my spirits that bub would come quickly. Anyway Monday got here and I made a decision to do a couple of pure induction strategies.

I additionally did some PregActive Yoga that Night.

I used to be booked for an induction on the Wednesday and actually wished to keep away from that.

As I used to be mendacity down to fall asleep that evening I felt this pop sort feeling (10.45pm). I puzzled if my waters had damaged however nothing got here out. I stood up and that is once they began leaking.

I rang my midwife and was requested to come back in. We additionally rang my scholar midwife to let her know. I hadn’t had any contractions but however as quickly as I hung up the cellphone they began.

We headed to the hospital, my midwife checked my waters in delivery suite they usually had been clear. I had constructive GBS after two swabs this being pregnant so I consented to being given antibiotics.

I used to be having contractions fairly commonly by this level.

I wished to go house after the antibiotics had been carried out. The physician was actually constructive and inspiring saying to me that ‘I used to be the boss’ so if I need to go house I can, it is my resolution.

My midwife did not need me to go house, I feel she knew it was occurring slightly rapidly and she or he stated after she was apprehensive about shoulder dystocia. In the event you learn my earlier delivery story, my first son’s shoulders turned caught when he was being born so there was a elevated danger of this occurring on this delivery.

After two earlier lengthy labours, I assumed I used to be in for the lengthy haul and I used to be feeling so drained by this level (it was 1am) so we headed house to “relaxation”.

Effectively that was an enormous joke, as a result of the contractions simply continued to ramp up at house.

I couldn’t lie down in any respect however simply sit and use warmth packs and my TENS machine by every wave. It bought to 3am and whereas I used to be simply taking it second by second, my husband Harrison determined we would have liked to return to the hospital.

It took him slightly bit to get me to go however as soon as I had a small break in contractions I ran to the automotive. I do not suppose Harrison has ever pushed so quick. I used to be very grateful we solely stay 10 minutes away from the hospital as a result of as we bought to the carpark I had this large contraction and urge.

Fortunately there was this random wheelchair within the hospital carpark and I bought in it and Harrison raced me inside. I used to be fairly vocal by this level however did not actually care.

I had carried out quite a lot of the PregActive delivery prep and knew that vocalisation and respiratory may be actually useful throughout labour.


I additionally closed my eyes which helped me to remain in my birthing mind. We went to the delivery suite, straight to the room I had beforehand been in. Harrison knew precisely what I wished with this delivery and that was to not be on the mattress like my earlier births, so he had a fitness center mat out on the ground. I landed there on all fours with my head resting on my husbands leg and did not transfer from there.

Harrison talked with the midwife on responsibility to make our requests heard. This meant there have been no cervical checks and no digital fetal monitoring. Simply the doppler and a few gasoline and air. Even then, I threw it away as a result of I wanted to breathe and push with my physique. There was no coached pushing.

My midwife solely simply made it again in time. My scholar midwife did not even make it in time for the delivery. After about 40 minutes, I birthed my 4.22 kg child boy in all fours. Child got here out with none help and so did his shoulders!!! My midwife bought me to place one leg up after his head was out to help with the shoulders they usually had been out in 2 minutes.

My physique did it, I did it, my child did it.

I simply went with my physique and what it was telling me to do. I could not consider it when he got here out of me and I used to be so pleased with myself. I’m succesful! It was one of the best feeling. We did delayed twine clamping, one thing I missed out on with my first two.

I did have a tear which took some stitching up however I actually did not really feel it occur, I assumed I used to be intact.

My restoration from this delivery has been so good. I’m actually having fun with absorbing the new child cuddles. And my husband Harrison is in awe of me. He has stated that to numerous individuals.

I’m very grateful for this therapeutic delivery and for the way Kerryn and her PregActive program helps mamas in being wholesome and robust for delivery.

I actually loved doing my train every day and I do surprise if that yoga I didn’t lengthy earlier than my waters broke did the trick!