OUR LABOR & DELIVERY STORY|| Premature Rupture of Membranes & Cord Wrapped around Baby’s Neck!

OUR LABOR & DELIVERY STORY|| Premature Rupture of Membranes & Cord Wrapped around Baby’s Neck!


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notifications button Hi everyone, today I have Garrett and this is Jace so Jace is
actually 3 months old now, And I know you guys are probably like “what the heck?”but this video took me a while to sit down and do today we’re doing my labor and delivery story and I thought I would
include Garrett with me so he could give his perspective on his own experience
during my labor Jace was actually born on his due date which was March 11 and
he was born at 10:47 a.m. and he was 7 pounds 11 ounces he wants to bounce and
he was 20 and a half inches long at his birth so to start out the beginning of
my labor on March 10th the day before he was born
like I just laid down with Garrett and we were watching Netflix and then all of
a sudden like my water just broke like it was like a TV moment like when
you see those women and almost in their water just breaks and they’re like my
water breaks like it was really really like TV and a lot of births actually
don’t happen like that I looked it up and apparently only like 10% of women
actually have that and it’s actually called something I believe it’s called
premature rupture of membranes which basically just means that your water
breaks before your labor actually start if you don’t start getting contractions
within 24 hours your baby’s at risk of getting infection
because the membrane is keeping in a sterile environment
so if it’s exposed for that long and you don’t have contractions they’re gonna
have to induce you so that’s why I can describe it when her water breaks and
you’re in the bed it’s like she pees the bed and I remember just being like oh my
god oh my god like what just happened and then I just looked at Garrett and I
was like I think my water broke at that point we’re like really
sited it we’re like oh is this it like is he gonna be born this was like I want
to say it like 7:30 at night so then at that point like we got or I called the
doctor and I explained to them that I felt like a gosh and they’re like no
coming to the hospital like let’s check you out and make sure it was actually
your water that broke. ALEAH: Garrett, how are you feeling? GARRET: I’m happy. I’m ready for the baby to come. ALEAH: do you have any thoughts? GARRETT: Yeah, I just hope it’s easy for you ALEAH: yeah me too at this point I had no contractions at
all this is something that I didn’t realize but I felt like once your water
broke like it just broke but apparently fluid just keeps
leaking out of you continuously for a long time so that time I got to the
hospital they had to like swab me to make sure it was [amniotic] fluid and then
when I was laying down like being examined more fluids that are
coming out and they’re like oh yeah your water is definitely broken my water
broke and I’m here in the hospital waiting to be evaluated in the eval room ALEAH: no contractions yet, just pressure GARRETT: you just said you had one ALEAH: well I think it was well I’m not sure nothing really
painful nothing like the Braxton Hicks I’ve been having for sure so at this point they measured me and
they told me I was still only one centimeter which is what I had been like
at the doctor’s appointment previously the day before and another interesting
thing too is I had a doctor’s appointment like two or three days
before Jace was born and they felt him and they told me that they thought he
was gonna be late because he felt nowhere near being ready that I showed
no signs of being ready to give first so they actually thought he was gonna be
late or and they kind of told me that they would want to put me on pitocin and
I was like oh I really don’t want to be induced like is there anything else we
can do like please technically my water had already broken it was considered a
medical emergency so if I hadn’t progressed by a certain time they wanted
to just induce me we decided to like wait it out they told me at this point
it was like 8:30 as they told me that they told me they would give me like a
few hours I think they gave me in till like 5:00 in the next morning to see if
I had progressed at all so at this point they moved me into one of the labor and
delivery rooms and Garrett and I were just in there and I was really trying
everything I could to kind of you know have Jace come down to kind of dilate
myself more the doctors just checked me and I’m still only one centimeter
dilated which is crazy because my water broke which is pretty rare I guess
without having contractions and apparently I have been having them I
just haven’t been feeling them? I don’t know they haven’t been feeling as strong
as the braxton-hicks so right now I’m just bouncing on my ball it is about
9:36pm right now and they told me the longest I can go is about 5am
am without being induced so I’m bouncing on my ball I’m gonna try to walk around
so that hopefully he’ll come on his own but yeah so I was bouncing on a ball I
was walking around the labor delivery suite you know I was drinking lots of
water and at this point I still wasn’t feeling any contractions they had hooked
me up to the monitor and they showed me that I was having contractions but I
couldn’t feel anything at this point so at this point I was like really excited
I was really happy and I was like oh my god this is gonna be great like it’s
gonna go so smoothly like I’m not feeling any pain even the
leg that I can see the contractions on there so kind of all throughout the
night we kind of just were really excited and we were talking and then
like later on as my labor progressed like it started to get more and more
challenging ALEAH: are you proud? GARRETT: What do you mean am I proud? ALEAH: Are you proud? GARRETT: yeah I’m proud ALEAH: you’re proud? GARRETT: Yeah I’m proud, I made a baby with you. You
don’t sound that proud of me though. As Imentioned in one of my bunk dates I
really wanted to have like a natural birth and have as little interventions
as possible as long as there was no medical emergencies and technically the
premature rupture of the membrane is considered a medical emergency but they
told me that nothing was completely absolutely necessary until a certain
time had elapsed so I was trying really hard not to take any drugs or anything I
denied having I denied all of like the big IV drugs I kind of like really
really numb you like I really didn’t want that feeling like I do it really
didn’t want to feel like disconnected in any way like I still wanted to you know
be ready and everything like that like I really didn’t want to be like knocked
out the contractions just started getting like extreme like really really
extreme like I had no idea that I was gonna get that bad so early on it’s
currently 12:45 contractions are getting closer together I’m starting to be more
painful probably won’t get checked until about 5:00 a.m. to see if I’m dilated
any further so I’m going to try and get some sleep I don’t know how I’ll be able
to do that but I’ll f*cking try and they got so close together and so quick like I’m not
exaggerating at all when I say that I had progressed at this point like it was
probably about like 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. I was really really holding out because I
was trying to kind of just wait for the doctor to come back to see how far along
I had progressed before I made a decision about if I wanted to
or not so there’s four stages early labor active labor transition pushing
transition is the most painful part she was having contractions that would be
described as transition contractions on the monitor in the room when there’s a
contraction there it’s like a heart monitor Rises the the more intense it is
so the more intense the heartbeat the higher it goes more intense the
contraction the higher it goes and there’s a line which is like the top her
contractions were going above that line and they just weren’t being recorded
anymore they were peaking too high and it just wasn’t recorded because it was
that painful I think the worst part for me was that there really was no break in
between like I was contracting less than a minute apart so by the time like I was
coming down from one contraction like the other one would begin like it was
intense pain so I really thought I was like close to the end like I was eight
centimeters or so like nine centimeters they came and checked me and they told
me I was only three centimeters and I really wanted to cry I was in so much
pain and at that point like I wanted the epidural and they were even like unsure
if they wanted to give me the epidural yeah because I was only three
centimeters but the doctor said because my contractions were like so incredibly
intense and like not bigger standard contractions for the phase of labor I
was at which was early labor that I should get the epidural and I still had
to wait like a half an hour for the epidural but I’m so thankful I asked for
it when I did because as soon as I asked for the epidural like within that thirty
minutes I just felt like it got like ten times worse that I had cramps not even
in my stomach but like everywhere in my body I was like throwing up shaking like
I remember when the anesthesiologist came in I was shaking because I was in
so much pain and I was moaning at this point visibly and a lot of pain and like
I was shaking and I really had to try it like the hardest I’ve ever tried in my
life to just really be in control and like be still after I got the epidural
within like 15 minutes like it was such a relief it was such a relief and I mean
at the time like I was so myself forgetting the epidural
because I really wanted to have a natural labor but in hindsight I think
that was a really good decision I made because after I got the epidural I ended
up progressing from three centimeters to eight centimeters within three hours
whereas I had only progressed two centimeters in like ten hours
I’m almost eight centimeters now and I haven’t been feeling like contractions
but they started to get irregular after I got the epidural but before the
epidural I was getting contractions every minute sometimes less and they
were pretty regular and pretty painful I was shaking and crying and but it has
been a long I had a girl about two hours ago so I went from three to seven
centimeters which is pretty big for two at this point I really didn’t get any
sleep at all during my whole labor because after she got the epidural she
started to start shaking not right away but over time went by she started she it
was like right before I was pushing it was like when I was feeling geez like
right at my canal and I was waiting like it was around this time in the birth and
I was worried because I thought her body was like seizing but the doctor said it
was normal apparently it’s something to do with
epidural yeah so that I was actually pretty scary like I had like his
uncontrollable shaking my whole body was just like quivering and like I couldn’t
get it to stop like they came in and put like a ton of blankets on me and
everything but you know nothing really stopped it oh and at this point too I
actually ended up throwing up because of all the shaking and everything
so when Aleeah was trying to get some sleep and she was only getting sleep in
20-minute intervals I was actually able to get a little bit more sleep because I
didn’t have a ball put between my legs and have to be rotated every 20 minutes
so when she woke me up it was time to push it was like Gary it’s time to push
and I’m a heavy sleeper so I was like I’m just gonna sleep a little more she
was like no it’s time to push and then I woke up and I was like oh okay and I was
like asking the doctor like oh is the baby ready is he facing our way and the
doctors like yeah it’s coming and then we started pushing and I texted everyone
in the family Jace is coming soon she’s pushing in less than 15 minutes I was
texting everyone Jace was born everyone thought they were they would have time
to get there but he came extremely quick so by the time I got to the pushing they
actually backed off on my epidural with my permission because they wanted me to
feel everything and feel my contractions as strong as I could so that way I would
push with the contractions because that’s really important if you don’t
want to like tear or have to get an episiotomy which is like when they cut
you you really don’t want that so they back up a lot in the epidural and there
was like a very small dosage in me still so I by the time I was pushing Jace out
like I could feel the contractions that I was pushing with the contractions name
we’re really really strong but I actually felt that like my contractions
before I got the girl were way more painful even though I was selling the
epidural it was like such a small dosage that like it really didn’t make that
much of a difference they told me so yeah at this point like they kept making
me wait actually before I wanted to push like I can feel Jace there and I felt
ready but they like kept making me wait until like I couldn’t hold it anymore
and they basically said to me that like I could start pushing when I started to
feel like I wanted to push or it could really wait and have him come down as
far as possible until I felt like I couldn’t control myself anymore and then
push at that point and they told me if I did the second that Jace would have a
greater chance of being out much faster so that’s what I went with and it worked
because Jace was out in like 10-15 minutes from when I started pushing even
the doctor through surprised by how fast he came out and with each contraction I
tried to push like three or four times before taking a break and I just
remember pushing as hard as I could so I really just wanted him out because it
was getting really painful at this point and I really just wanted him to like
mal like I really didn’t want to be there for hours because I’ve heard so
many women talk about how they pushed for hours and hours and I really did not
want that so I kept pushing and pushing and pushing and I didn’t feel like the
Ring of Fire and everything like I felt all that stuff and it’s really not fun
but before I knew what Jace was out like his head was at the canal and then his
head popped out and the doctor cleaned his face and the cord was wrapped around
his neck so she cut the cord and Gaytan like made things good like with the cord
loosening up around him and then the next push he shot out the doctor didn’t
pull him out the doctor caught him so after that the doctor put the baby well
was he was he cleaned off no as soon as like he was fully born like they put him
on me a couple seconds but then I took a bow as soon as soon as Jace was born
they put him on a Leah’s chest so they could have skin-to-skin contact as soon
as he was born and it was like that for like about a minute or two and they took
him because they wanted to clean him and do all the testing and make sure
everything was okay his Apgar score was pretty low because the court had wrapped
around his neck so he wasn’t east color was bad so he didn’t have the color that
he should have had in that time so but luckily he was gaining his color just
the second test he had he had a good score yeah I remember when they told me
it like they didn’t even really they kind of just screamed like claw
record like while I was pushing they’re like don’t push don’t push and it was
really scary for me and it was really hard not to push because these
contractions are so strong that it almost like makes you push for you like
you almost have no control so it’s really hard not to push but obviously um
I didn’t end up pushing but that really freaked me out and unfortunately like I
only got like probably a minute or less with him on my chest before they took
him away I think they really wanted to like check him out and everything
because the cord was wrapped around his neck they wanted to make sure that he
wasn’t compromised or anything like that and because of that – unfortunately
Garrett didn’t even get to cut Jace’s umbilical cord
the nurses actually did a so I think they were just rushing with everything
they wanted to you know do all a lot of tests that was to make sure he was okay
and determined if he needed to you know get any more medical attention so yeah
after he was born he was all tested and cleaned they put him back on the LEAs
chest and then Aliyah found out that she had a fever so she couldn’t feed right
away yeah so they had to I don’t know if they gave you like motrin or something
to reduce the fever but we had a wait give me anything they just meaning
weight so we had to wait a little bit for her fever to go down to make sure
that there was no infection or anything which it wasn’t really that long it’s
probably like 20 minutes before your fever went down and then she started
breastfeeding and I’m sure that was also painful the first time that was so after
Jace was born and he was being tested at all that she had to birth the placenta
which is the only way I could describe it as an alien sac of blood it was weird
looking and it didn’t look human it had like all these different veins
like surrounding it and then like attached to it had different like
vine bloody vines that look like it was attached to the wall of the womb that
were severed after the birth so she that was the bloodiest part the
bloodiest part is birthing the placenta I’m just gonna ask you a couple
questions because I feel like since you’re doing this just me like women who
are like about to give lately like want to know like the truth you know I mean
like if we give them like truth to it so like just answer truthfully
okay so so yeah here was with me throughout the whole process of my birth
and he actually watched Jesus come out and I know a lot of women like get
concerned about that and they don’t want like their man like checking them out
down there while they’re giving birth and I know like a lot of men might be
kind of freaked out by that too but Gary was there for the whole time and
originally I really didn’t want him to kind of like be down there but he really
wanted to like see it happen so yeah why don’t you explain to them like what the
experience is like for you like and if you or anything yeah it’s it’s like a
once-in-a-lifetime experience if it hasn’t happened to you before and you
don’t know you know if and if you have a vaginal birth the first time you don’t
know if the rescue birds have to be c-sections so if you have the
opportunity to to watch the birth of your child’s you should take it I mean
if you’re queasy and you’re gonna faint and you’re gonna be a hazard then you
should probably not do it but if you’re able to you know be around blood then
you should watch because it will it’s not like you’re not gonna love your
child if you don’t watch him come out but you’re gonna appreciate your wife or
the mother of your child way more for seeing the child come out of her womb
because it is it really is like pushing a watermelon out of a lemon hole it’s
and so you will appreciate her and you’ll love her more and you’ll be
astounded by him because it’s a crazy thing for him to do
her to do if you’re having a girl so I don’t regret it at all I’m really happy
that I did any point were you like really freaking out like you were really
scary like what sure what was going on the scariest part for me was the
seizures that I thought you were having you weren’t actually having seizures but
you were just shaking and I thought that there was some bodily problem that your
body was like rejecting that girl or something okay guys I’m gonna go ahead
and end this video here thank you guys so much for watching if you enjoyed
please let me know in the comments feel free to like and subscribe and I’ll see
you guys next time be sure to check out my videos that are gonna be coming out
to him this week I have so many videos edited I’ve just been waiting first time
to sit down and do this video I’ve got so many ideas okay bye

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