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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
20190303 Aish's Sy Santos Water Birth at Shiprah, You can have the kind of the birth you like.
Hello Ms Chiqui, I don’t know if you can remember po, I was the one who planned to give birth in Shiprah, and you said to update you. And so thank God i was able to give birth in Shiphrah, I was 39 weeks and 3 days, this was on February 28, I was the last one to have water birth bec afterwards there was water shortage, it was God’s perfect timing We arrived in Shiprah around 2pm, they had us settled in the birthing room, they IE’d me once, around 3pm, they said 4cm palang. So I didn’t sit down na then, it was so painful sitting down din naman kasi. So I was just standing the whole time swaying. Around 4pm Ate Lornie the midwife came in to check baby’s heartbeat, it was good and he was descending. Then at around 530 she came back checked heart beat again it was good and baby is lower na. Around this time I really felt my balakang is splitting into two. I asked helped to change clothes so I can go to the water na went to the water around 6pm, and started pushing around 7pm, they didn’t IE me na. In between one of the contractions I asked the midwife to IE me to see how far along, she said ikaw na Ate so I did, and I felt a bubble they said that’s the water bag. And in around 2 pushes it went out.
Another interesting part of it was, when I pushed baby’s head was out, in the water but I didn’t have contractions anymore so I couldn’t push pa. My husband asked the midwife hesitantly uhm the head okay lang ba ganun? Trying to say it subtly bec I might hear him because apparently it was in the water, then the mid wife assured him wag magalala kuya walang problema and then when the next contraction came thank God baby came out na
The ambilical cord was short around 12 inches? When normally it’s 20 inches daw. baby boy was 7.3 pounds healthy
I had complications after bec coming into this, my hemoglobin count was low, more like 10 when it should be 11. So not that low. A week before the birth, I had my routine check up in Shiprah, midwives said to eat greens ampalaya. I did as much as I can. When I had routine check up with OB she didn’t make a big deal out of it and just said possibility of blood transfusion Anyway, so when I got out of the water after birth I was so dizzy, from all the blood that came out daw relatively normal. But the next day I was still bleeding they gave me iv with iron, we had to stay another night and I was well na wanted to share this part bec ever since the midwives we’re looking at the blood count while the OBs focused on the sugar. The difference was just interesting to me.
Sorry for this lengthy post and a late one the Lord impressed in my heart to share this my experience with you hoping that it can help one way or another
Also, the birthing room in shiphrah is a 30 ft sq room with own bathroom. 2 beds. While i was monitored for my blood count, we were cared for by 2 midwives who was monitoring me round the clock. Even checked to see me at dawn to see if I need to pee na we really felt their care, talagang care not just service.
My OB was actually planning to schedule me for a CS saying that the mortality rate of babies beyond 39 weeks has increased and safer to just schedule a CS, we were supoosed to see her to discuss this on March 1. I really prayed and asked God that if it is in Hus will that baby will be out naturally when he wants to. Also, I didn’t want to lie to our OB come March 1 na I don’t want to see her to come up with reasons just because I don’t want CS. The OB knows we’re Christian bec I found out about her when Joy Mendoza shared her Lamaze story in church around December, she mentioned the OBs name. So we value the fact na she knows we’re Christian and don’t want to lie. God honored my prayer and I gave birth day before which is Feb 28 when the secretary asked if we were coming for the appointment on March 1, we just said we gave birth na
Congratulations! Btw May I post your story in social media?