I was 20 years old when I had my oldest daughter, Kiara. I thought that I was gonna have the perfect birthing process since, my pregnancy was easy. Man was I wrong!!
I went into labor at 8p.m. on March 11th 2006. Labor wasn’t bad when it started but, I was timing the contractions right so, I wouldn’t go to the hospital to early. When the contractions were 3 minutes apart I woke my mom up so, she could drive me. Which, she was super excited because Kiara, was set to arrive on March 12th.
Mom and I headed to the hospital with bags I had prepacked like 5 weeks or more prior LOL (Nesting Stage)
When we arrived to the hospital my contractions were 2 to 3 min apart still which, was bearable. I chose to not have an epidural because I wanted, like most moms, to have a natural birth. hahahahaha Man what was I thinking? Oh yeah, I had never experienced giving birth. My water broke about 2 hrs after arriving at the hospital. Which, I thought that means baby should be here soon! WRONG AGAIN!!!
Since, my water had broke and we thought baby should be coming any minute we called everyone. I called baby’s dad who was in Korea to let him know she was coming. My mom called my Stepdad (my dad tbh) and brother, the preacher and his wife. So, everyone arrived at the hospital by 2 a.m. which, I had been in labor for 6 hrs. Not bad I was still doing good with the pain.
At 4 a.m. My doctor came in so, she could see how much I was dilated now. While she was checking she noticed that even though my water had broke, there was another sack. So, I am 5 cm dilated and there is still a sack which, was probably why baby hadn’t come yet. The Doctor then takes a crochet looking needle and broke my water,again. I thought my water broke the first time lol. This time it was gushing everywhere and not only is it gushing but, I also start throwing up water like crazy. Water would gush out and then a few seconds later I would throw up and repeat. This went on for 10 min.
After the exorcism experience lol, the doctor recommended me walking around to help the process along. I go through walking and laying down for like 2 hrs when, my doctor checks how far I am dilated again. I was still only 5cm. Ahhhhhh lol By this point I can’t take the pain anymore it is 6:45 a.m. and have been in labor for almost 11 hrs. My doctor said I should get the epidural because, sometimes a woman can go into labor for a long period with her first child. I though, Dang how much longer lol
I caved and said, “okay do what you have to do.”
I rest and walk around trying to get miss stubborn Kiara to come out until 6 p.m. What!!!! I am going on almost 24 hrs of labor by this time. My doctor has been checking me on and off I still hadn’t dilated past 5cm. Then, mine an babies vitals started acting up. She then tells me I need to have a c-section. Which, I try to refuse, I mean come on I was in labor this ling surely I can have her naturally. She then explained to me that because of her position and our vitals that this could lead to death of baby, me, or of both of us. So, I cry and decide that I have to have a c-section. Kiara, was born at 7:45 p.m. on March, 12th 2006. The most amazing, crazy experience I had ever had. My emotions were all over the place but, it didn’t matter because I had just found out what true love was.
Kiara, is still stubborn to this day lol. She started from day one with that so, I don’t know if that will ever change lol 🙂