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My first pregnancy was normal and I planned to have my baby at the hospital. I had no expectations re: natural birthing. I figured I'd just take things as they came. 10 days late, my water broke but I was not in labor and had to be induced. 19 hours of labor and 4 hours of pushing later, all at the hospital on a pitocin drip, it was determined that the baby was in distress and I would need a C-section.
Despite what I'm hearing from the expert on the show, there's no button you push to get a pediatrician, a surgeon, or an anesthesiologist. I am still shocked when I remember that it was well over an hour (closer to two) after it was determined that I needed a C-section, before a surgeon and an anesthesiologist could be found to perform the emergency C-section. Meanwhile, the pitocin was still dripping and I was told to just deal with the labor pain. It was until I thought to request that they remove the pitocin and they give me something to stop the labor that I experienced any kind of relief.
I wasn't as upset about having to have a C-section as much as the incompetent way the hospital handled my particular situation. Very disappointing.
posted 4 years ago
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