Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Speedy Birth

Brook birthed her baby, an unexpected breech in a speedy hospital birth.  Brook considers herself lucky it was quick due to what she was told would have happened otherwise.

By Brook Weck

My baby was born on Jan 3rd 2004 breech. I went to the hospital on Jan 2nd about 9:30PM with contraction about 5-6 minutes apart.  After being hooked to the monitor for an hour the nurse called the doctor on call and sent me home.  We went home and about 1:30 the contractions went from 5 minutes to 3 in about twenty minutes.  But since we were told that I was 90% effaced and 1 cm dilated we debated going to the hospital. 

About 2am my husband called the doctor told him it was an emergency because I had started to be sick (I guessed from the pain).  He told us to come in.  We got here and my water had broke in the car and I was having major pressure. 

Once they got me in the ICU I was told I was +1 dilated and the baby was breech (I did not know that she was breech).  I had a doctors appointment on that piror Monday and the nurse had checked me before sending me home and no-one knew she was breech.  I arrived at the hospital at 2:50 am on Jan 3rd and she was born at 3:07AM.  I was planning on a epidural and there was no time for anything I had a baby natural, no drugs, rear end first. 

A baby girl was born (we did not know what we were having).  The worse pain was from the contractions the delivery was not that bad.  No-one from my doctor's office made it in time everything happened so fast a lady had to deliver her.  They told me I was so lucky she was there that most doctors would have cut me with no medication and that not many doctors know how to do a natural breech birth.