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What happened in the hours after giving birth?

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8 months ago
10 years to fall pregnant, then my baby was born 8 weeks early due to pre-eclampsia. They took him straight to the NNICU. I suffered terribly from the medications I was given & was too sick for 3 days to see him. First time I held him, he was 7 days old.

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5 months ago
❤️❤️❤️

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8 months ago
Got drunk

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8 months ago
With my first, she needed to go to special care for monitoring. So my husband followed her. The midwife helped me express some colostrum so they could feed her my milk for me. Helped me get up and showered. Then they brought baby back for cuddles and for her to feed. She went back down to special care and they settled me into my room. Bub was brought back to me a few hours later cleared from special care, just needed routine temp checks for the rest of our stay.

Second bub partner has cuddles while I was stitched up, had a second degree tear. Then I was given baby for skin to skin/feeding. And we started like that for a few hours. As per my wishes. Then was helped up to shower and cleaned up and we both moved to the maternity ward. Second was a lot more relaxing. But couldn’t fault either birth for the aftercare.

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8 months ago
I had a postpartum haemorrhage, lost 1/3 of my blood, was taken to shower, left alone, crying and attached to a drip. Got dressed and wandered around the ward pushing an I.V. stand, carrying my things, looking for the room they’d put my baby in... when I went to my GP weeks later exhausted, he asked why I’d refused a blood transfusion, he wasn’t impressed to hear they’d never offered one. My next 2 babies were delivered at a different hospital

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8 months ago
Firstborn - stared in awe, slept, breastfed, repeat.
Second - same
Third - she was born sleeping. The silence was deafening. Lots of crying and silence.
Fourth - wheeled into my private room. Realised I was excessively bleeding but I couldn't find the nurse buzzer anywhere (it had fallen behind my bed and the nurse hadn't given it to me on arrival). Couldn't walk due to epidural. Couldn't reach the phone. Luckily got my mobile from the end of the bed & rang the hospital. (Id sent hubby home to get our other 2 girls hence why I was alone). Rang the hospital...nurse came in and pushed emergency buzzer. Suddenly there were 30 people in my tiny room, I was signing forms of consent to any procedure required to stop the bleeding including hysterectomy. Lost something like almost 2L of blood from memory....rolled into emergency theatre and knocked out. Woke up to the perfect sight of my beautiful newborn and husband waiting on me. No hysterectomy but metres of wadding within me... the removal was not fun! I was awake for that! But we were all okay and that's all that matters.

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8 months ago
Sleep! There was obviously a big elation of feelings but within 2 hours of each birth, I was in bed! Giving birth really takes it out of you 😅

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8 months ago
I had a traumatic emergency csection where they refused to knock me out. Had a panic attack, couldn’t breathe, lost 2 litres of blood & rejected my daughter for the first 5 hours. The most horrific event in my life.

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8 months ago
I remember waking at around 8 pm To a nurse asking how I was feeling and giving me an ice block and some pills, not to long after my partner comes in showing me pictures of our son, he was born at 6.50 pm via emergency c-section, I can remember the silence how long it took to hear him cry then him being taken to scbu my partner following and me still on the table seeing the surgeon step back in the lights above ,hands up covered in blood, I closed my eyes tight, A mask was put on me I was told to keep breathing I think I've blocked out the rest, thankfully at 10.45 I seen my son and fed him for the first time ,he's now 6 🥰

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8 months ago
In ICU with 1st & 3rd babies arriving prem, due to severe preeclampsia causing a near stroke with my first, kidney failure with both, cardiac arrest during 3rd birth & twice more the first night after her birth. Middle child’s birth was stressful but much less dramatic for both of us & he was full term. I spent those first hours holding him & marvelling at how huge he looked compared to my tiny 28wk first born, who I couldn’t cuddle until she was 2wks old!

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8 months ago
With number 2 (of 3) - I couldn’t stop farting. Oh, Lordy... they just ripped!! My poor Neighbour 😥

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8 months ago
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My son fed for an hour solid straight after giving birth then barfed the lot all over me.

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8 months ago
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Oh really wow

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8 months ago
I was bleeding a lot but because my child was not progressing I had to kneel on floor to deliver. Maybe it helped open things up? I got back on the bed and she yanked my placenta out, yes pulled it out :-( it was shattered. Lol bubs was 9 days was overdueI was told to stay in bed due to blood loss. Had to wait 4 hrs to get up. I FINALLY SHOWERED felt amazing to be clean. While bubs and partner waited for midwife to change the bedding, he helped her. Then dressed fed bubs again and tried to sleep. I didnt sleep much they did but i was on an energy boost like no other i wanted to go home and clean lol The next day bubs had k shot in foot and we were home. The worst part was the tear very painful and sore to go to the toilet for a week after and the first bowl movement hurts like ....... but its all worth it. Dont be scared take some music and a book incase u get bored while everyone else sleeps.

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8 months ago
First birth was very traumatic. Was too much on a high to notice the damage done downstairs. Once we got back to the room, my baby fed and I just wanted to eat. It was 3am and they couldn’t find much for me only lots of biscuits and a sandwich. Honestly i was delighted with that 😂 I was absolutely exhausted and slept a couple hours until baby woke again for a fed. Was completely obsessed with my boy and don’t remember too much after that. Second birth we opted for c section and it was so calm and peaceful. My little girl was a dream and although we had some feeding issues, it was relevantly a calm experience. Having my third soon 😱

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8 months ago
I slept. I had a very complicated, long labour which ended in an emergency c section. When I woke up I fed baby and then more or less slept again for about 12 hours. Slept through all the visitors.

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8 months ago
My first, I had a very long labour. He was born in the early hours of the morning. He needed to spend time in the NICU. I went back to the ward and slept as I was exhausted. And as soon as I woke up I started pumping

Second, my labour was much shorter and she was born in the afternoon. After she was born and it was time time to leave the labour room I wheeled her back to my room in her little crib and had lunch. And then I just lay in bed and watched her sleep. And picked her up and have her cuddles when ever I wanted because I didn’t get that with my son, due to the time he was in the nicu.