Meet the newest addition in our family. I was so busy and almost forgot to introduce my new angel to my dear subscribers. This is Jordan – the youngest member of Podetti Family.
On October 2nd, 2016 it was another day I will never forget. The day I was blessed with my son Jordan. But with the gain, there was pain. Although this time round, I was more prepared, I was still afraid of pain since I can still remember clearly how painful it was when I last was in labour with Monica. The pain started on that night while I was sleeping. By the morning, I felt more pain but not that bad yet, so I told my husband I think I’m going to give birth today, don’t go to work. But he said to me “It might not come today”, he didn’t believe me for some reason, maybe because I’m still few days early before my due date. So he left for work but just after an hour, I called and said the pain is growing more regularly and I really think that I need to go to the hospital, so he came home right away. Suddenly, the pain was pretty intense as he drove me to the hospital. The hospital was only 5 minutes away. When I got there, somehow the labour slowed down. They had to check on me to see if I would give birth today or should they send me home. I was thinking “please don’t send me home”. Luckily after taking a short walk outside for 10 minutes the pain started to grow more intense so I walked straight back to the hospital. I immediately asked them for an epidural because it was so painful and I was so scared of the pain that I even started crying. The midwife quickly organized me for Epidural, and it was the best thing ever. I think I gave birth at around 6 or 7 o’clock so the labor did go over 12 hours from beginning to end.
And I’m very happy that it was a natural birth and Jordan came out really well, epidural really hit me well too lol, I didn’t feel anything and I loved the drug, it was the best thing because I didn’t feel any pain while pushing out the baby and I really didn’t have to feel all the pains during my delivery. So yeah, this is baby Jordan’s birth story, my advice is always be prepared before your EDD. Make sure that you have a birth plan that the medical assistants can follow during your delivery.
Here’s a list of what to pack for labor:
- Your birthplan
- A picture ID, hospital paperwork that you need, important documents
- Mobile phone
- Towels, bathrobe, slippers, set of clothes
- Things that will make you relax during labor (ipod for music, etc)
- Baby Bag (things you need for your newborn)
“Epidural anesthesia is the most popular method of pain relief during labor. Women request an epidural by name more than any other method of pain relief. More than 50% of women giving birth at hospitals use epidural anesthesia. Epidural anesthesia is a regional anesthesia that blocks pain in a particular region of the body. The goal of an epidural is to provide analgesia, or pain relief, rather than anesthesia, which leads to total lack of feeling. Epidurals block the nerve impulses from the lower spinal segments. This results in decreased sensation in the lower half of the body.” Source: babycenter.com