My experience with my first child’s delivery was unpleasant. I was disappointed with my OB-Gyne and the other with hospital staffs. I was given an impression that the doctors and the hospital were only after the money. They just left me lying on the delivery bed for several hours even though my dilation (cervix opening) do not progress. And when my back was already aching to death, they asked me to walk! How cruel!!! While I was terribly in pain, they were just chatting. I still needed to call their attention from time to time to know if we can already start the process. They would just answer me to push so the dilation would progress. They were actually asking me to deliver my baby without assistance! I do not know that time if I was doing the pushing correctly because nobody was checking. This is probably the reason why they do not allow anyone to get inside the delivery room. When I was asking about my official OB, they told me that she could not attend to me because she was in her clinic. Ouch! How caring! After I gave birth, I discovered that the one who assisted me on my delivery was not an OB but a general practitioner. We stayed in the hospital one day more than my supposed discharged day because according to them daughter did not pooped yet. She supposed to defecate within 24 hours but the photos are clear that she defecate while she was being cleaned. I asked for records but the nurse told me that the nurse who assisted on my delivery already went home and we need to wait for her next duty to confirm if my daughter defecate. Imagine, they don’t have a record.
I could not also forgot the pain caused by careless IE. IE shouldn’t be that painful if it was done carefully. My wound (episiotomy) was still painful even after two months of delivery. And when I consulted another OB, and it was found out that the stitches were not properly done and I had internal infections. This was probably because the hospital is not particular with sanity. Well, the hospital is just a semi-private hospital. But do you think it is a valid excuse for them to treat their patients that way??? No, I didn’t sue them. I just let God do His course to them but I promised myself to look for a better OB next time. By the way, my OB owns the hospital.
My experience was traumatic. Enough reason for me not to give birth again, lol! But I am positive that this will not always a case. I still consider giving birth is a blessing from God. And despite the traumatic experience I had, I am still thankful that my child is normal and healthy though very small, just more than 5lbs. If there is one good thing about the hospital, they took my daughter’s picture as soon as she came out from my womb.
Blood all over
Sleeping… still tired…
I don’t have yet a milk when my daughter came out. The hospital neither encourage me to breastfeed. Instead they immediately asked for a formula milk which can be bought from their own pharmacy. But as soon as I got home, my husband and I did the suggestions of other mommies who successfully breastfed their babies. We always included Malunggay in my meal and I ate sea foods specially mussels. These food are known good for milk production. I also let my daughter suck my breast even though there was no milk yet. It was painful at first but when the milk came out, there was a fulfilling feeling. Since then, I stopped giving my daughter formula milk. I breastfeed for almost a year. If it was not only for the teeth who came out early, I can still breastfeed because I still have milk when I started giving my daughter the formula milk again. I just could bear the bite pains, lol!
I am also blessed because I didn’t experience sleepless nights, daughter is sleeping most of the time.
The verse that says, “A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world” is very true. All the pains and anguish is replaced by so much joy as soon as we see our babies.
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