First time mother, Lexie, has at all times wished to be a mother and spent years interested by the type of being pregnant and start she would sometime have. She initially deliberate for a low intervention hospital start with midwives and the help of her husband and doula. However as is typical, the way in which she imagined it was far totally different from the fact!
Lexie turned pregnant on the very begin of the Covid-19 pandemic. Being pregnant introduced lots of the normal challenges, like intense nausea and fatigue and pelvic ache. The nausea was notably troublesome for Lexie to handle on account of her emetophobia (concern of vomiting) however with the assistance of remedy and medicine, she was capable of endure the powerful first trimester. She additionally skilled pelvic ache beginning very early at 10 weeks that ultimately turned Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, and she or he sought care with each a chiropractor and a pelvic ground bodily therapist.
As her being pregnant progressed, new challenges offered themselves that puzzled her midwives. Lexie skilled frequent migraines in addition to fainting spells and episodes of coronary heart racing. The midwives despatched her to a number of specialists to rule out any severe circumstances, though none might be discovered. However as these puzzling signs persevered and her blood strain started to rise round 34 weeks, the midwives turned uncomfortable persevering with her care. They risked her out to an OB of their observe at 34 weeks, which ended up being a really easy transition and her new OB was genuinely supportive of her start preferences.
Labor began spontaneously at precisely 39 weeks with contractions. Throughout a number of days of intense prodromal labor, Lexie was unable to make a lot progress or get ample relaxation. Two days later, round 3:00am, the hospital admitted her at 3cm and she or he obtained an epidural hoping it might present a lot wanted relaxation so her physique might dilate. However quickly after it was positioned, building noise close by was too loud to sleep. With relaxation and mobility off the desk, they seemed to different interventions which may assist labor progress. Her OB broke her water and began Pitocin, and her doula helped place her legs to maintain her pelvis as open as attainable. They continued this by means of the whole day with no progress, till dinnertime when issues picked up with a bang.
Lexie was capable of vaginally ship her daughter after roughly an hour of pushing. As Isla was born, her shoulder obtained caught beneath Lexie’s pubic bone and her collar bone broke throughout supply. It additionally turned obvious that Isla had been asynclitic throughout labor, as she had a really dramatic and asymmetrical cone head. That is probably the rationale labor was such a protracted and painful endeavor. In complete, her labor was about 50 hours lengthy.
The challenges for Lexie and Isla continued after supply, with Isla being jaundiced and fighting nursing on account of an undiagnosed posterior tongue tie, and Lexie experiencing a DVT blood clot the day after being discharged from the hospital. Lexie needed to be readmitted to the hospital for a number of days whereas they handled the blood clot and noticed her for problems. Fortunately there have been no problems, they usually have been capable of diagnose a blood clotting dysfunction known as Issue V Leiden earlier than sending her house for good this time.
Issues settled down after a couple of weeks, and Lexie might lastly take pleasure in this dream turned actuality of changing into a mother. Though being pregnant and start didn’t go as deliberate, Lexie nonetheless feels positively about her expertise total and attributes this to having such an exquisite and supportive staff of suppliers.
Lexie Smith Bio
Lexie lives within the higher Nashville metro space in Tennessee together with her husband Michael, daughter Isla, and two very massive canines, Mozzie and Delta. She is an govt assistant for a advertising and marketing company that works with banks on their manufacturers. Though free time is scarce as of late, she enjoys listening to podcasts about true crime, watching (and rewatching) reveals on Netflix, and spending high quality time together with her little household. If you need to attach with Lexie, you possibly can e mail her at [email protected] or discover her on Instagram @lexasaurusrex12.
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