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My natural birth story in Singapore

Labour hits

My dear boy only wanted to come out on his actual EDD, it seemed like. I reached the hospital at 4.30 am with very mild contractions and headed to the labour observation ward while my husband did my administration.

I refused to use epidural because I wanted to experience the true labour pain of child birth. Even then, the nurses kept urging me to sign the epidural consent form.

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After 7 hours of labour pain, I felt like I needed to go to the bathroom (if you know what I mean), but I didn’t realise it was my baby’s head pushing because I was already 10 cm dilated.

At that moment I was still in the observation ward. Thank God my doctor came just in time and instructed to push when we got to the delivery ward, which took another few mins as there was another mummy inside.

New baby

My baby boy finally came out at 11.30am. The delivery process took slightly longer than it should have, because my baby had broad shoulders and was a little stuck. After some struggle and final pushes, he finally came out. Thinking back, I’m truly glad I did not use epidural as now I can say I’ve experienced the real natural child birth.

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My friends told me before that delivery is such a breeze when they use epidural. After delivery I had to wait for 2 hours before I was pushed to my ward as there wasn’t enough rooms.

The nurse who pushed me to my ward was in shock and gave me thumbs up for not using epidural especially after knowing my age. It’s truly a very great experience and I’m looking forward to have my next baby also without epidural in another two years time.

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