Saturday, September 29, 2007

Labour Room Tales 3

This short story was first posted on friendster bulletin board. Initally I wouldn't want to have it on the blog. I try not to say too much on what I do everyday. However the fact remains that these stories are really something to share with. So enjoy.

Not all labour room cases are meant for
laughs. This morning, I wittnessed one
of the toughest battle between a mother
and the birth of her youngest child.

She was 34, pregnant for the eighth
time. She has had 2 miscarriages and 1
still birth. Should this pregnancy
succeed, it will be her fifth child.

She was wheeled in at midnight. Her
cervix was already dilated, but the
baby's head is still quite high up. To
make matters worse, she was progressing
very slowly. After 4 hours, the cervix
only dilated to a further 1 cm. The
baby's head remained where it was.

I thought 'Aiyah, sap sap sui lah. This
case sure hantar operation theatre.
Another Caesarean section prospect.'

How wrong was I. She stayed in the
labour room for another 4 hours, making
it an 8 hour labour process marathon.
Even so, her cervix was only at 6 cm.
Everyone was anxiously waiting for it to
get to 10 cm.

Just when I thought she was done for it
and she should be prepped for surgery,
the doctor was very confident of her
progress and decided to give her another
2 hours.

Boy, did we wait. So 8 hours grew to 10
hours. And it did dilated to 10 cm.

By this time, the mother was already
exhausted beyond words. 10 hours? My
God! Even half ironman cut off time is
lesser than that.

She was barely pushing. Tired.
Exhausted. Almost at loss. Everyone who
was standing around her was beginning to
doubt the decision we've made earlier.
Maybe we should've pushed her to surgery.

At that moment, a nurse looked straight
into the mother's eyes and said "Sis,
this is it. Give it your last go. We
don't want your baby to suffocate. Let
everything be good to you and your baby.
I know you love your baby. Now push!"

With a final continuous, big, long,
painful, tormenting push, a new life in
a form of a cute baby boy was brought to
the face of earth. He cried the most
beautiful cry I've ever heard.

Giving birth is never easy. It is a play
with a woman's life. Yet how often do we
acknowledge this?

Call up your mum, and say you love her.
And never ever be rude to her. Alhtough
it's ok to disagree with her sometimes,
but do it agreeably.

Call up your wife, and say you love her
too. Respect her requests, because there
is no price to put on the sacrifice she
made.

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12 Comments:

Blogger Mohd Shazly Khan said...

alsal lu tak suruh dia telan powergel? It works even outside of the tri arena. aku pernah sekali balik kayuh, anak aku ajak keluar jala, terus aku telan power gel 2biji. sihat terus.

woits.. go easy on the ronaldo thinggy ok?! he's just too good for the primiership defenders laa, so cant help it. haha

29 September, 2007  
Blogger Dancing Ciken said...

wowww! if only man can appreciate that suffer. i love my mom!

29 September, 2007  
Blogger azri fickry said...

gua sokong apa lu cakap..

30 September, 2007  
Blogger Azman said...

Sadly mothers in labour takleh makan. Because you'll never know what will happen during labour. Kalau makan, and something happens that require the mother to be pushed to surgery, dah nak kena tunggu another 4 hours pasal if the stomach is filled, ada risk nak termuntah and get the stomach content into the lungs.

Tapi takde le barbaric sangat. Mothers are given IV fluids. Most of the time enough to get the mother adequately energized, if done properly.

30 September, 2007  
Blogger bola2api said...

shazly,

aku try minum 100 plus power bila aku terasa sakit nak beranak my second baby.. masuk jer labour room, muntah habis kuar semua 100plus tuh.. so i don't think powergel will do anything other than making the mom vomit everything back a few hrs later.

azman,
i had a 12-hr labour for my 3rd child. masuk kul 2pm, 1cm. 8pm, still 2 pm. midnite, 4cm. 1am, 10cm and terus push. alhamdulillah tak penat sgt coz the nurse gave me food masa aku still 1cm and i slept for one hr from 10-11pm. haha.. bangun jer tido, sambung sakit balik :P

02 October, 2007  
Blogger Mohd Shazly Khan said...

I wasnt serious la about the power gel thinggy. haha. it was suppose to be a joke daa

02 October, 2007  
Blogger PrincessRen said...

wow terharu i baca nih azman :) thx for sharing... man shud appreciate their woman more..

03 October, 2007  
Blogger mich said...

i am loving my mommy more.. *tears*

03 October, 2007  
Blogger bola2api said...

shazly,

yes i know :)

04 October, 2007  
Anonymous QingZhen said...

hye there...

i tak smpt lak n baca profile u. tp i tgh surf2 coz i pregnant my first child... saja cari2 info n cerita2 org...utk amik experiences.. but ur stories...man... really real. erm... niwey, thanks..

29 October, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife was in induced labour since 8am till 5pm. I know what your talking about - I was standing there all the time. Every now and then the doctor would come and comment, 'Ok, just 1 more hour and than she will bi dilated enough" but it took her 9 long hours in incredible pain - if only our little daughter would appreciate that more often

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