The I Gave Birth to My Child

Topics: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Family Pages: 2 (939 words) Published: December 5, 2012
The day I gave birth to my first child
Yolanda Jackson
Composition I – 46
May 9 2012

March 26, 2004 I got up at 7 am and took me a good hot bath. After my bath I put me on some clothes to go to the hospital in Rutherfordton. On this day all I could smell was the scent of hot spring air, birds chirping, and fresh spring flowers. This was the day my labor was induced and I gave birth to my first son. I was 17 years old not expecting to jump head first into a teenage life as being a mother. Leaving home going to the hospital was my husband, grandmother, and my mother. When I got there, a nurse by the name of heather signed me in. After that is when everything got real interesting.

They put me into a wheel chair and rolled me to the third floor which was the prenatal floor of the hospital. At 9:00 they took me into a room and put a pill inside me that would make me contract within 2 hour from the time they inserted it. I started to have contractions at 11:00, by 12:00 I was in the delivery room dilated 8 centimeters. Then the anesthesia came in and started to insert my epidural which was placed into my spin, and all I felt was a small pinch and it was over. The whole time my grandmother was crying, praying, and never once did she stop coaching. To me it was so funny. My husband never said a word the whole time it was as if he was in a state of shock when that supposed to be my reaction because he wasn’t the one pushing out a baby. So after I got my epidural I was relaxed didn’t feel like pushing or nothing because I couldn’t feel anything because the medicine had numbed me from the waist down. So it was like I felt it but I didn’t feel it. But I still had to continue pushing, about 15 minutes later I give birth to my first child. After I gave birth to my child I felt different. I felt weak but hungry, happy, and weird; I was also sleepy from the medication, but relaxed at the same time. It was amazing because I had just had a baby. All I could smell was...
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