Friday, July 27, 2012

Birth Story: by Elaine Nunez Reyes & Chicco

Pearl Fram, Davao City

 Bag of Beans Cafe, Tagaytay

Sonya's Garden, Tagaytay

 Taal Volcano, Tagaytay

 Tagaytay Highlands Resort

 The Proposal

 Officially Engaged

 The Engagement Ring

1st Official Dinner Engaged
 Highlander Steak House

 Family Celebrates

 Engagement Album

Their Journey Begins...

 and it goes on and on and on...

  • Chiqui! We'd be glad to share our photos and birth story. 

    During the last few weeks of my pregnancy, we were watching out for signs of early labor. I monitored my contractions and went to our OB for regular check-up and internal exam. Up until my 40th week, the internal exam showed that baby's presentation was cephalic but my cervix was still thick and has not dilated. We were delighted that though I have not dilated yet, baby’s position increased our chances for normal delivery. Since baby was already full term, our OB advised however, that I will need to be induced if I have not given birth yet within that week to prevent any complication that may result from baby’s “overstaying”. Regular Biophysical Profile Tests were conducted to check the well-being of our baby and thank God results were normal! I walked and walked, ate spicy foods and even drove through bumpy roads to help naturally induce labor. We were very anxious and have constantly prayed for labor to already begin.

    Morning of July 11, I was admitted for scheduled induction. Up to that day, my cervix was completely closed based on internal exam. I was given Pitocin drops and Buscopan at around 10AM to help induce contractions, soften and dilate my cervix. After this, contractions became more regular and my cervix finally softened and gradually opened around 1 cm almost every hour to a couple of hours. I managed to still walk around thinking it will help with the labor. We did the regular breathing and relaxation techniques we learned from your class which helped ease the labor pains. My husband, Chicco, was also beside me the whole time and held my hand throughout the process. He became my stress ball as I squeezed his hand each time I felt the pain  I did not ask for epidural until I was already in initial transition stage. We were already 12 hours in labor. At this point, baby has only descended to -1 station. Our OB advised to wait a little more, and if we don’t see any further progress with the contractions/dilation and baby's descent after a few more hours, we may already need to undergo CS to not put baby at risk. A few more hours passed but contractions did not progress and dilation already stopped at 8cms. Baby also remained floating and never went beyond -1 station (only 2cm improvement since labor started).

    It took a while before it got through to me that I had to undergo the big “C” as I was aiming for normal delivery from the very beginning. But all that mattered to us was that our little one was safe and that he will come into this world healthy.

    A little past 1AM of July 12, 2012, I was finally prepared for C-Section. We were anxiously waiting for the time we can finally see and hold our baby. Chicco joined me in the delivery room as he continued to support me. He actually did a great job in "coaching". 

    Finally, at 2:03 AM of July 12, 2012, Luis Enriko N. Reyes was born! Words can not describe how happy we felt when we heard his first cry. He’s finally here!

    A day after the delivery, I was already up and about but took things easy to help speed up the healing. It did not take long before I completely recovered. Now, I'm busy nursing my little one as he wants to feed all the time! Sleepless nights have already started but all worth it.

    We are very thankful for the excellent care we received from our Doctors and Nurses as we welcome “Eko”. We are likewise so blessed to be surrounded by loving family and friends for praying for the safe delivery of our baby! 

July 12, 2012 Baby Eko was born!

                                                     Oma Zony on the right photo

Grandma Rose


  • What a lovely and touching story! I felt I was with you as I read it. Truly congratulations to a healthy bouncing baby boy! That is all that matters now. I pray for your quick recovery and for lots and lots of breast milk. God bless! Thank you for allowing me to post your story and photos!

    Chiqui, your birth instructor.

    Just as you came to me for help during your pregnancy for your labor and birth, and just as you trusted me with the method that it would help and work for you in The Big Day, I want to share with you another thing that I do real well and with passion...

    I make dreams come true for Eko and leave families a legacy of love.

    Let me know if you want to talk about how you could best start saving up for Eko's education and how I could help you to make sure Chicco would be able to live you and Eko his legacy of love.

    I hope you will entrust me with your family's future, as you have entrusted me with your birth. I am looking forward to having a lasting relationship with you.

    Warm regards,

    Chiqui your financial conductor
    +63917-88-BIRTH (24784)

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