Olive’s Birth Story
13th Oct 4am: Started experiencing Braxton Hicks.
14th Oct 10pm: Regular contractions commenced. 40 seconds to a minute of pain, 5 minutes interval.
14th Oct 11pm: Admitted to the hospital. 2cm dilated. Enema administered.
14th Oct 2am: Needed rest and sleep badly but the pain was getting to me. Caved and signed the indemnity form for epidural.
14th Oct 3am: 4-5cm dilated.
14th Oct 5am: 7cm dilated.
14th Oct 7.30am: 10cm dilated. Pushing with the encouragement of the oldest nurse/midwife in Singapore started. Comically choked while exerting, spat at her, and laughed like a mad woman.
14th Oct 8.15am: Nurse called for the Doc and Olive was delivered at 0838hrs after 2 rounds of contractions/pushing.
No birth plan, just went with the flow, and eternally grateful for the very encouraging and supportive husband who stuck by me the whole time.