Welcome to the world, little miss Phoenyx!!
Your mama worked so hard, and was so so strong, bringing you into the world today!
Due to some slowly elevating blood pressures, and being symptomatic, Sara’s OB decided to go ahead and admit her for induction of labor, before it turned into preeclampsia. So, on Tuesday evening, May 24th, at 38 weeks and 3 days, Sara was admitted for her induction. They started with some cervical ripeners in an attempt to soften and thin her cervix for better dilation. By the morning, her cervix was softer but still thick.
But they went ahead and started her on IV Pitocin to get things going.
Sara was 2cm dilated, and 50% effaced at this time. Shortly after starting the Pitocin, her contractions were STRONG! Her OB came in to check on her a few hours into it, and checked her cervix to see how things were progressing and she was 4cm now, but still 50% effaced. So, the recommendation made at that time was to break her water, let baby’s head come down and put more pressure on the cervix to help it thin out and dilate better. And boy, did that work!!! The contractions quickly intensified, Sara began to feel a lot of pressure from baby’s head descending, and the contractions got closer together…..they were so intense, and so on top of on another, she felt like she couldn’t catch her breath in between. So, Sara decided at that point to move towards getting an epidural to get some pain relief and rest.
This was yet, another great decision on this Mama’s behalf. I was SO proud of her for listening to her gut, and knowing her limits,
and trusting herself to make these best decisions for herself and for baby!
Shortly after she got her epidural, she got a little nap, rolled onto her side with the peanut ball for a bit, and before we knew it, Sara was beginning to exhibit signs of being fully dilated and ready to push. So, her nurse checked her cervix, and sure enough! She was 10cm, and baby was LOW!
And not 30 minutes later, sweet little Phoenyx came into the world!
I could not be more proud of Sara. And her little Phoenyx is an absolute beauty! I can’t wait to see where life takes her. Her parents are both strong, smart, amazing people, and I know she’ll go far with them in her corner!
May 26, 2022