I was lucky enough on my 30th birthday to win a doula virtual package. I was filled with so much information about this pregnancy that I didn't know about my last pregnancy 7 years ago. This pregnancy took me on a long journey from doctors telling me he had an irregular heartbeat to hes measuring small to the my last 2 weeks telling me my fluid level looks too high. But because I pushed the issue of having a medical reason each time they set up a date for me to be induced I declined and just kept going to my 2 weeks appt until I was 30 weeks I went 2 times a week to be monitored. With my doula by my side and her helping me understand my choices I declined any unnecessary things I didnt need. At 39 weeks and 5 days my water broke and my husband and I went to my mom's house since it was closer to the hospital than where I live which is 45 mins away. My contractions were 8-10 mins apart for about 3 hrs more after that it started to progress once I was resting and getting myself mentally prepared all while updating my doula. Decided to go to the hospital after I was 5 mins apart because I felt weird but still updating my doula when I could. Once I got to the hospital to get checked out they read my birth plan and I thought it was all a go until I realized I felt too much pain and pressure and when I got up for a contraction to move around I started to bleed and the doctor wanted to check me out. My placenta abrupture causing me to bleed and after contraction I had which was now 3 mins apart they gave me a shot to try and slow down the contractions but that didn't work. I had to have a csection.It wasn't what I wanted to experience but things happen for a reason and he was born 6lbs8oz and overall im happy with the choices I made.I'm so thankful for the knowledge she gave to me and for understanding my needs. I can't thank my doula enough for all the information and everything she gave to me to help make my journey better! My voice was heard and Lydia was great!
November 11, 2020