Induction r/t preeclampsia- started with foley bulb and then some pitocin
I didn’t realize that my OBGYN and nurse wanted me to push the exact opposite way that I learned in this course, for some reason I didn’t think to bring it up before hand ? and I wasn’t about to start verbally sparring with them at the Point so I just pretended to do what they said, while pushing/breathing the way I learned in the course🥴
The other challenging part was that this was my second birth, and it was a TOLAC, and I was very nervous that it would be unsuccessful, especially after induction was recommended. Thankfully, in part to this course, it was a VBAC!!!
Helped me learn how to breath and push, which is basically everything I needed😄
I also love the exercises/stretches that were taught for throughout pregnancy
I had an epidural, but I was surprised that I still felt at some point that I would not be able to push this baby out of me – about the time her head was crowning – thankfully I was wrong 🙂
Also what surprised me – is how helpful moving around before the epidural was placed was – doing all the movements I learned in the course and sitting on the birth ball and adjusting in bed – I’m convinced it all was essential to achieving the VBAC!
Amazing. Pure joy and relief that she was safe and sound and in my arms!
Trust yourself and your baby – you were made to do this!