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3 Months Old Girl | Jan 2018

*An advice from a fellow momma part -1 * Hello moms! Not a query, but wanted to give a suggestion to u all.. I have a healthy 3 month young daughter born through assisted-normal delivery after 16.5 hours of labour.I had a very normal healthy pregnancy with no risks. My due date was 11th Oct 2017. I had no BP, no gestational diabetes, no thyroid problem, no much tiredness, no nausia nothing.. pregnancy was a cake-walk except fr some backpains and frequent urination. My doc was very happy during every visit. I got labour pains 11 days early, was in labour for 13 hours after which my amniotic water broke and I went to the hospital (Sagar Chandramma Hospital, Basawanagudi, Bangalore). My doc arrived, induced contractions more for speedy delivery as baby had ingested her own potty and was stressed. *Post continued in comments section*

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I had severe contractions for 3 hours. Doctor had told me abt pros and cons of epidural, so v both decided to opt out of it as it would be difficult fr me to push out the baby without sensation in lower body. I pushed and pushed for more tham 30 mins, her head was visible for doctors, after which my baby was pulled out through forceps and vaccum suction as how much ever I pushed she was tired and could not come out. Her heartrate was low and she had breathing problems as she could not take her first breath on her own as she was too tired. Fortunately the labour room was ready with 2 gynics, a paediatrician and many nurses, all equipment ready to help baby and me. labour room and my doc was ready for C section operation too. she was given oxygen without delay and she was immediately wheeled over to NICU where she recovered for 3 days.
c section was not an option for me as baby was already down the birth canal and cervix had already dilated. else baby had to be pushed bck into uterus fr c section.

i cant imagine wht wudve happened to my baby without good hospital and services. Timely oxygen saved her and she is healthy now, thanks to good doctors, excellent NICU, excellent nursing, and medical facilities. I dont want to give details on what will happen to a baby's brain and to baby when oxygen is not given within few seconds to mins of delivery incase baby is nt able to breathe properly on its own due to any reason. Dont want to alarm any one.

I had never thought about NICU and all when I was trying to choose hospital for delivering. I never gave a thought about emergencies, bcoz lets face it.. who wants to think negatively? I just saw my comfort. but luckily there was a good NICU at the hospital. This taught me, its always good to be well-prepared to be safe.

I dont want to scare anyone. Just want everyone to be cautious. I just want to give a suggestion tht please ladies, look for a good hospital with good NICU. try to avoid hospitals with no NICU as baby would have to be shifted to another hospital's NICU incase of problems and every minute counts in such cases.

Apologies for the long post but the story was necessary to reach all mommas.

I wish everyone a very happy healthy pregnancy and delivery . I hope u all hv healthy babies and stay healthy u mommies..
take care..

-Namitha Prasad Kashyap
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Thank u Pooja and Arpita!

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It's sad Neha I can feel your pain be strong dear have faith in God very soon you will bless with healthy baby god bless you

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Thank u Nishi.. i agree with u totally.. as u say, prior homework will help a lot.. yes, 99% problems will b found out through scan.. but in my case everything was totally normal until delivery day. Nothing is predictable. U r lucky u had very less complication. Wish everyone is blessed like that.. Thank u for ur opinion. I appreciate the info given. As u say, new mommas can make sure facilities incase of emergencies are provided immediately even if its nt available in hospital / nursing home too.

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Please do.. thank u for ur kind words.. :)

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Yes indeed! Doctors had told me they cant give any reassurance till 48 hours after birth of baby.. They had also told me v can conclude she is normal and healthy only if she is reaching developmental milestones on time correctly.. she is.. its such a relief! Have learnt how much care and precaution needs to be taken and how precious health and time are.. Thank u dear for ur kind words.. :)

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