Thursday, 1 March 2012
What happened to me.
Well, we are now a family of four. Baby made his appearance last week but we only got home on Monday. Baby is absolutely fine-it was me that was the problem. After a pretty much textbook start it all went horribly wrong at the end. Baby was born with me just on the old gas and air (love that stuff) and a bit of help with the ventouse. Unfortunately I got a third degree tear-not that I can feel that now to be honest-and my blood pressure crashed through the floor. I was in theatre for three hours with them trying to stabilise me. It was all very E.R. I was conscious the whole time and very calm. I remember asking lots of strange questions to the medical team-"Am I going to die?" "Am I going to be alright?" "Whose blood are you using?"-I ended up having three transfusions and staying in the high dependency unit. I have to say the care I received was fantastic. It all sounds very dramatic but all's well that ends well. The midwife said it'll be a few months recovery for me but my baby boy is well worth it and I couldn't be happier!