Birth Stories

Shane’s Birth Story

I will never forget the first time I saw Shane on an ultrasound. It was my 24th birthday and we went to the doctor to find out if I was pregnant. We had been trying for awhile and I had a positive pregnancy test but when we went to the doctor I was told I was not pregnant.

So when I had another positive test I was sure it wasn’t right. We went to the doctor and they did an ultrasound and there he was my precious baby.

It wasn’t the the easiest pregnancy but the baby and I were both healthy !

I thought I went in to labor a few days before my due date but I went to the hospital and was told I was not in labor.

About five days after my due date I reluctantly schedule an induction. I had planned on having a natural birth in the hospital.

Luckily two days before my scheduled induction date I woke up at 4 am with contractions, they where very different from what I had felt days before, I knew I was in labor.

I decided let Chris sleep, and get some rest because I knew he was not going to get much sleep in the coming days. We Chris woke up I told him I was in labor, I think at first he was unsure if I really was in labor.  Once he saw me have a painful contraction he knew it was really labor this time.

We had a doctor appointment scheduled that morning and we chose to go to that instead of the hospital. The doctor checked me and said I was 5 cm dilated. She told us to head to the hospital!!!

So we headed to the hospital and got checked in. Chris let my mom and sister know since they were both going to be in the labor and delivery room.

The nurses were given our detailed birth plan. The main focus of our birth plan was that I wanted no medication.

Everything went very smooth for awhile. Once I was 9 cm dilated my doctor kept trying to get me to use pitiocin to speed things up. I kept saying no but she kept asking. I eventually said ok, but before they gave it to me I had a surge of energy and I was at 10 cm! My doctor left because she had somewhere to be. I feel that this was the real reason she wanted me to use pitiocin.

Then it was time to push. It seemed like I pushed forever, it ending up being 2.5 hours. When the baby was ready to come out a doctor came in who I had never meet before.

Shane Lucas Sheridan was born on December 12th 2014 at 8:30 p.m. they had to go check him before I could hold him. He had pooped in the amniotic fluid so they were concerned about that.

When they finally handed me my prefect baby boy I was so filled with joy!!! I swear he said mama in the first few minutes I was holding him. He was prefect!!

After that the hospital did some things I did not agree with. But that is a different post for a different day and something that can be hard for me to talk about.

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