Hello, my people on hive, this is my second post here. So today I am going to share my second baby birth experience.
I remember vividly two years ago, I was wheeled straight down to the theatre room for operation. A life inside my womb was about to come out to start a journey a life. On that faithful day I went for my antenatal appointment, getting to the hospital, lots of pregnant women like me were also present waiting to meet the doctor. So we had to go to the doctor's office turn by turn. It was now my turn to go in, getting there they were two doctors I am meeting for the first time at my later stage of pregnancy.
The doctor checked as usual but I was asked to go for scan. On getting to the scan unit I discovered that every other pregnant women that were ahead me when taking our turn were also present at the scan unit block meaning that it seems everyone has been directed to go for scan. I did my scan but little I know about the interpretation. I went back to the doctor to show him the scan result. The result showed that I am due, and labor process can begin at any time from that time day but it is advisable for me to go for caesarian section(cs) because the placenta is a little bit extended to the lower part of my cervix which means a low lying placenta.
To my own understanding of low lying placenta, is a situation whereby the placenta is at the lower down part of the cervix and which may cover some or all of the cervix _the entrance to the womb.
Low lying placenta occurs when the placenta extends into lower uterine segment and its edges lies too close to the internal os of the cervix, without covering it. The term is usually applied when the placental edge is within 0.5_5.0cm of the internal cervical os1(Dr Yuranga Weerakkody.et.al). Some alternatively give the term when the placental edge is within 2cm from the internal cervical os5
Effects Or Its Complications
There is higher chance of loosing of bleeding during the baby's birth. The bleeding can be very heavy and can put both the baby and mother at risk. Therefore a caesarian section is advised.
My doctor advised that it is 50-50% by chance if I wait for labor to commence. My husband also present so we decided to opt in for cs which is both safe for the baby and I. I had to go back home to get my baby things.
The theatre was ready, I was wheeled down to the theatre room. My husband's hearth was raised, he knew me to be strong, but that moment he knows how scared I was. He moved closer and assured me that all would will well. He told me what he longed to hear from me, but I only replied by nodding incessantly with no word.
My mum has arrived with prayers, my husband also had to report to GOD, he started praying, and reciting every ayah of the Holy Quran that came to his head, with a faith to the most High. My mother who is restless also joined in prayers. I have entered the theatre room and have been on the stretcher, the doctor assured that every thing would be fine, the anasthesian was called upon and I was given analgesic.
That was all I knew because I was unconscious after some moment later, what I discovered was hearing a voice faintly, as I was opening my eye little by little. I can saw the ceiling, the theatre light and the doctors blurredly. I am regaining my consciousness back. At this time my throat was totally dry and this cough begun. I was cleaned up and taken to the ward. My mother was carrying the baby with happiness seen in all part of her body. The good news begun.
Now the little boy has taken to life, and doing well with every good thing thrown at him. He is a reflection of his daddy and the "most" stubborn boy I have ever had.
Every women has one or two stories to tell to bring fort life into existence because we do really go through a lot.
Thank you all for reading.