I think say i don escape this one o! I was kinda sceptical about doing this post but anyways a lot of people have pressured me to do a post on my labour experience and here it is:
Friday April 27 2012 - At about 5pmish I was having a bowl of noodles with Helen when i felt a slight sting on my lower back. It felt like the first signs of menstrual pain. I ignored it but it kind of got stronger so i quickly pinged my friend Osaki and first she asked was ''is your hospital bag ready?", lol. Like i was expecting it to happen anytime soon, infact I had just spoken with Helen"s mum and she told me my baby was coming that weekend, my sisters said the same thing too. Well i rushed my noodles and got in the bathroom, while i was there the contraction kept coming stronger and I had Helen record the intervals until we were certain how many minutes apart it was. We called the hospital ad they said I could come in.
When we got there, i had my first nightmare! The midwife who attended to me had this husky voice I didnt particularly like, then when she put her hands in there to check how dilated I was, i screamed my head off! It felt like being disvirgined, Christ! she had this look on her face like 'heck, didnt something go in through here to get you in this situation?" I told her not to put her hands there again and she said there was no other way to check me. She gave me some
shisha gas to relax me but I couldnt even hold the pipe well...that thing didnt do jack for me! well her verdict was that my cervix was still high and I wasnt ready. After talking with the doctor, they asked Helen to leave while I stay back so they could be monitoring the baby. I felt so alone when she left. I tried to sleep but so many thoughts were in my head. There was another Nigerian in the cubicle next to mine and i think there was an issue with her baby, I could hear the baby's irregular heart beat on the monitor from where I was and i just felt a bit uneasy. And then when lady was talking to someone on the phone, my heart sank for her. So for a while I didnt pay attention to what was going on with me till i felt the urge to throw up. Now from day 1 of my pregnancy till that moment, I never threw up, never fell ill, never spat around or had funny cravings, so you can imagine how i felt. Luckily a midwife came in to check me and while she was still explaining that it was a sign of labour, i let it all out! lol. I felt relieved for a bit and managed to sleep.
April 28, 2012: early saturday morning Helen came with a delicious bowl of noodles garnished with brocolli and all sorts, I had to hide to eat it cos food isnt allowed in the hospital, kai! that moment reminded me of hiding to eat noodles in FGGC Abuloma....
Few minutes later, contraction stopped and I was discharged!
....to be continued next week