Personal Narrative: My Typical Birth Story

This is not your typical birth story, as I was not surrounded by friends and relatives or even the OB-GYN that had helped me plan the birth. My boyfriend, Troy, and I had spent the previous day at the hospital because I had an awful headache. After giving me a painkiller, the nurses sent me home and advised me to come back if a headache returned. Troy and I went home, ate dinner and took a nap. I woke up and my head was pounding again, so we headed for the hospital. We arrived a few minutes later and I was immediately hooked up to monitors.
Troy and I took full advantage of the cable TV and watched South Park while we listened to the steady beeping of the monitors. I was kind of freaked out because my head was killing me and I was worried. A nurse told me that everything was fine and that I was overreacting because I was excited to give birth. She told me to relax and to be patient for my son’s arrival. I was handed a discharge paper to sign. I could not argue with her, so I agreed. Halfway through scribbling my signature, I heard an alarm start ringing and lights started to flash on the monitors. I did
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The medications made my blood feel like lava. I was able to ignore most of the pain when I was watching my all-time favorite movie, ‘Clueless’. Laughing always helps me feel better. Now, it was the middle of the night and Troy was asleep on the recliner next to the hospital bed. After spending a couple hours trying to induce labor, a doctor made the decision to perform an emergency cesarean section. I met the doctor and she gave me a quick rundown of the risks and benefits of the surgery. Knowing that surgery was the right way to go, I agreed. Within minutes I was wheeled off to an operating room that was filled with a bunch of people who prepped me for surgery. The anesthesiologist gave me a shot and I immediately went numb. They laid me on the table and the anticipation for meeting my son grew

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