Chloe’s Birth Story
I wrote this blog almost four years ago. I’m reposting this now coz it’s my little one’s 4th birthday. Time flies really fast.
June 15, 2010 - Tuesday: I had an appointment with my OB. She said my cervix is already 2 cms. dilated and it is possible that I would give birth after 72 hours. She also said that I should expect bleeding after my IE (internal examination) but I shouldn’t be worried unless it doesn’t stop.
June 16, 2010 - Wednesday (Nine days before my due date): At around 4:00 P.M. I was in my room alone playing a video game (Need for Speed, I think). The only people present during that time were my aunt and some guys renovating and painting our house. Instinct would tell me that I am about to give birth because I felt blood coming out of my you-know-what. I called my mom to fetch me and we went straight to the hospital which was 5 minutes away from our house. At around 5:00 P.M. I was already in my private room. My OB visited me and she was laughing because she thought that I was just nervous. She also reminded me that the bleeding was just normal after my IE. To cut the story short, she had to induce me. The process of jumpstarting my labor started at around 7:00 P.M. but I couldn’t feel any pain which should be expected during labor. At around 9:30 P.M. they took me to the labor room, I still couldn’t feel any pain. I was attended by several nurses and moments later my OB arrived. She actually slept in bed next to mine and said that I should just wake her up once I start to feel contractions. She checks on me from time to time. At around 11:00 P.M. my OB had to rupture my water bag and what I felt after that was unexplainable. I didn’t know where the pain was coming from. All I knew was the baby was about to come out. I am sure that they could all hear me cursing quietly. After an hour of agonizing pain, the nurses took me to the delivery room. Twenty minutes later (3 to 4 pushes), Chloe Francesca showed us her beautiful face. I could remember it clearly, it was exactly 12:20 A.M. (June 17) when I first heard my baby cry.
I am so proud of myself. It’s as if I wanna get pregnant and give birth again. LOL. Thanks to my
great coach Dr. Rosemarie R. Catapang-Parinas (best OB ever) and some nurses at Urdaneta Sacred Heart Hospital who took care of me because I didn’t have to endure a lot of pain. Big thanks to Francis, my family and my in-laws who stayed with me at the hospital and to our Dear God for keeping me and Chloe safe from harm. It was indeed a very wonderful experience and I thought it was worth sharing.