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Birth of Baby Banjo

Birth Stories

Due to the very fast and intense 2 hour labour we definitely wouldn’t describe it as a Calmbirth, but we are so thankful that we did the Calmbirth course and learnt the techniques for life. We used them in early labour the day before Banjo was born and will forever remember that day, as we bonded deeply and calmly as a couple, waiting for our precious baby to arrive.

Tuesday 21st January 4:30am my waters broke in bed. I had a long shower and washed my hair as contractions hadn’t started. I phoned St Vincent’s at about 7am and the midwife asked me to come in to be assessed. Dr Cerqui checked and I was only 2cm dilated and still not contracting so he admitted me and left us to see if anything would progress.

We spent the day walking around the hospital, practicing the Calmbirth breathing techniques and applying the acupressure points that we learnt in the Calmbirth course. Nothing had happened by 6pm, so Dr Cerqui started antibiotics through an iv and planned to start induction the next morning. Josh went home to get some sleep. At 11pm I had an urge to go to the toilet and had a few semi-painful contractions so I called Josh and asked him to come back up to the hospital.

The midwife put the CTG on and the contractions stopped. The midwife gave me some Panadol and told us to get some sleep. By 1am the contractions were so unbearable I dropped to the floor and couldn’t get up. I called the midwife back in and I was still only 2cm but they rushed us to the delivery room. I tried to breath through the contractions but it was so hard and fast I begged for an epidural but it was not possible to get one that quickly at that time of the morning. I used the gas and got the morphene injection but it did absolutely nothing for the pain. Dr Cerqui made it in time to deliver our beautiful baby boy at 3:15am 22 January 2020 – Banjo Cecil Callaghan 7pd 13oz. 

Due to the very fast and intense 2 hour labour we definitely wouldn’t describe it as a Calmbirth, but we are so thankful that we did the Calmbirth course and learnt the techniques for life. We used them in early labour the day before Banjo was born and will forever remember that day, as we bonded deeply and calmly as a couple, waiting for our precious baby to arrive. Thank you Lanziz and Sally. 

 

 

 

 

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