|Just out of theatre|
For the whole time that I was in the labour ward I was hooked up to the baby monitor which records the baby's heart rate. The midwife noticed that every time I had a contraction baby's heartrate dropped, so she called the consultant in so that they could put clips on baby's head to check if he was ok. In doing this the consultant realised that there was a problem and called another one in for a second opinion. The second consultant came and announced that I had a prolapsed cord and I was rushed into theatre for an emergency c/section. To be honest, at this point I really didn't know what was going on as it all happened so fast. I only really got told later on just how serious it all was. Apparently my mum had a bit of a freak out about it all!
At this point again I was so glad that I had opted for an epidural, as the alternative would have been to give me a general anaesthetic for the operation. The surgeons worked quickly to get Aled out and I remember panicking when I didn't hear his heart beating on the monitor. Neil quickly reassured me that this was because they had got him out and a couple of seconds later I heard his cry. I felt so relieved and couldn't wait to hold my baby.
Writing about it now, I can't believe that was four years ago!! Here's the birthday boy today with his new Innotab. :-)