by j.davisharte (4 Posts), Mon Sep 28, 2009 03:02 am
Mom's Name: Davis
Age (opt): 37
Dad's Name: Michael
Boy or Girl: girl
Name of baby: Freya Mackenzie
Date of Birth: Sept 16th, 2009
Weight: 9lbs 12 oz
Length: 21 1/2 inches
Delivery: Induced at 37w2d (mom was already starting early labor 2.5 cm dilated & ~80% effaced). Baby born at 37w4d. Mom has Type 1 diabetes. Cervadil in the evening, again in the am. Smallest level of pitocen started in afternoon. Magnesium sulfate (mag) started at some point. First stage of labor lasted ~9 hours, followed by 3 1/2 hours of pushing - to no avail. Mom & dad decided to have a cesarean birth for their baby. Dad had seen the bp's reach 200/105. Mom felt frustrated by OB's attitude that mom would be unable to vaginally deliver a 'big baby'. OB offered no help in labor.
Status: Two weeks postpartum, mom is healing quickly and trying hard to stay relaxed. BP's are labile, but no bp medicine has been prescribed. Other pregnancy-induced symptoms (which are hoped will resolve shortly!!) are carpal tunnel syndrome & itchy rash on legs.
Baby is jaundice free, nursing vigorously & regularly, sleeping well and is generally a healthy happy baby. :D
Notes from mom I love being a mum! My DH is taking great care of both of us and we are thoroughly enjoying our "babymoon" period - bonding with this darling girl. I am so happy and grateful that both baby and I are healthy now and that pregnancy & pre-e is over!!
Oh - important note, my diabetes was VERY well controlled before and throughout pregnancy. I use an insulin infusion pump & continuous glucose monitor, tested avg of 10 times a day, saw my endocrinologist & certified diabetes educator regularly and had hemoglobin A1C results of 5.7 during the 3rd trimester and others less than 6.3 (normal). SO it's anybody's guess if the diabetes is to blame for Freya's large size!!