3rd BabyMy first two went great. Super easy short labors. Too quick for pain medication even. First,with my third preg I got a call that there was a chance he had Down's. The risk from the amnio was bigger than the risk that he had Down's. So--we did not find out. Going the whole pregnacy without knowing if your baby had downs was bad enough. Then I almost had him at 20 weeks. Spent 6 days in the hospital. Got an operation to stitch up my cervix. Spent the rest of the pregnacy on modified bed rest. (bed rest but you can go to store or out some). Had to get an ultrasound 2 times a week for the rest of the pregnacy. Finally, it was time to have the baby. I got induced. Nothing progresses at all until they broke my water. I had him in 20 minutes after that. I got an epidural put in while I was like 9 cm dialated. Then I had a reaction to the epidural and passed out. They gave me epinephrine. Then I had the baby. The epidural started working about 10 minutes AFTER I had him. Now I have a healthy 23 month old. No Downs. Everthing turned out fine but it was not a good pregnacy. Wow I don't know if I'll have a forth.
cemev 31-35, F 17 Responses 3 Jan 29, 2008