This is probably the last post i’ll be posting about my preggers update considering the she is finally coming out tomorrow!
It is ironic how the brain works. When i was in the early stage of my pregnancy, i’ve always wished for ‘THE DAY’ to arrive! Now, i wish i can skip the whole step of giving birth and jump to the part where i hold my baby yuna in my arms.
Reality is, the day has REALLY finally arrived! Fact is, I’m super terrified!!!! I can’t sleep at night till 3am.. and i feel like puking every time i think of what i’ll have to go through in the operation room!
The grand arrival of my little would be on xmas eve morning. I am a little excited but i am more terrified on the whole process before i get to hold her in my arms.
Not exactly sure if it was the wisest choice made but i decided to read up a little so i’ll know what to expect for tomorrow.
Once prepared for the epidural procedure the anesthesia team will come in. This may be just labor and delivery nurse and the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist. Typically everyone else will be asked to leave while epidural is placed. In some hospitals, doulas are allowed to stay for the procedure, but not your husband.
Will be asked to assume a position that will help the anesthetist find the landmarks on the body needed to place the needle correctly. This maybe sitting up on the edge of the bed leaning over and pushing the back outward or it may be laying on the side curled up in a ball, also pushing the back out. The position is uncomfortable because of the belly in the way.
The back will be washed and a shot of a numbing agent will be given before the epidural. Then the epidural needle is placed into the epidural space around the spinal cord. A test dose is given to ensure that the epidural is in the correct place. Once this test is done the medications are set to a continuous drip. A small catheter is left in place to deliver the medications continuously throughout labor. This catheter is taped up the back so that it is difficult to remove without trying.
May be asked to lay in certain positions for awhile as the medication works with gravity. Nurses will also have your blood pressure monitoring every few minutes, continuous fetal monitoring and other monitoring to ensure reaction is well with the anesthesia.
Once numb, a urinary catheter will be placed because we can’t go to the bathroom.
HOW ON EARTH IS THAT NOT SCARY?!?!?!
Cesarean Section :
Pulling out my bravest face, i pack my bags and now am waiting to head to the hospital. It is likely that tonight i’ll be given a little ‘something’ to hopefully help me get through the night and sleep and probably dream of my little princess arriving tomorrow early morning.
Here’s my motivation to get through whatever it is i have to go through tonight and tomorrow~ My sweetheart is so adorable!
*Dear god, thank you for giving me such precious gift. Your early christmas present is always going to be treasured by both me and my husband very dearly. I pray hard ….please let baby yuna be heavy, chubby, beautiful and healthy*