Arrival Of Leilani Danielle

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hjkim69 - January 19

Just thought I would share our story since I had a few concerns about induction last week. Leilani Danielle arrived on Jan. 16 (Wed) at 2:43pm. She weighed 6 lb. 9 oz. and was 20 in. long. I went in for induction at 7:00am. I got my pitocin, and my body took over right away so they were able to take me off of it. They broke my water, gave me an epidural and I labored for about six hours. I wasn't really in pain but just kept shaking like a crazy person. That was totally insane! I could feel the pressure "down there" but no pain. I dilated to six, and then right away to 9. By the time the Dr. came back, I was at 10 and ready to go. After about 30 minutes, Leilani was born. Then the fun began! My placenta would not detach. She waited for a while and tried again, but still no luck. She ended up having to remove it manually which was not fun and all I can say is thank goodness for that epidural or I would have just died. Once it was removed she told me she only got 95% of it, so some of it still remained, which can cause some major bleeding. I had to take a special medicine to keep from bleeding too much. Over all it was a great experience and we are very happy to have her. I just have to wait to see if the remaining parts come out on their own, or else I'll have to get a D & C done. Yipee! Thanks to everyone for your support and reassurance about induction. It helped me go into the hospital with a more positive att_tude! Best of luck to everyone on their lo's arrivals!


sarah21 - January 20

Congratulations! I am so glad you had such a good experience. Hopefully your body gets rid of the extra stuff on its own soon. Enjoy your new addition!


sarah21 - January 20

Oh and what a beautiful name! I love it.


hjkim69 - January 21

Thanks Sarah21! We love the name too! I wanted something unique. She's just a real cutie! And I think I got rid of the extra stuff...from what I could tell anyway. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


mjvdec01 - January 21

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!


jennifer_33106 - January 22

Congrats!!! I am so glad everything went well for you! Hopefully the other 5% hurries and gets outta there.



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