Personal Narrative: My First Birth

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The anticipation of the first born is filled with a mixture of excitement, anxiety, and pain. My pregnancy had been normal and healthy. I did not have any problems or concerns during my whole pregnancy. With my due date approaching, I expected the birth of my child would be the happiest time of my life. However, a serious of avoidable and unfortunate events caused by my doctor and nurses lead me to have a horrifying experience. I went through a nightmare before I could hold my little angel. At first, the hospital took three days to admit me. I was told by my doctor to go to the hospital when the contractions were 5 minutes apart. Four days before my due date, the contractions started. On Thursday night, I woke up at midnight with my first contractions. They were three minutes apart. I was thrilled the birthing process had begun. I…show more content…
The nurse said as long as I do not feel any pain that I was fine. Quickly I started to feel everything! The pain was overwhelming. At this point the nurse could not ignore me any longer, and she called the doctor. He reminded her of the instruction he gave her. The instructions for the nurse was to turn on the epidural machine after I started to feel discomfort. This was a way to measure how much medication I needed. This nurse forgot to turn on the machine that administers the medication. Eight hours later, I was fully dilated and ready to start pushing, but I had to wait another six hours before the doctor would show up. The nurses said they would contact my doctor to inform him that he is needed at the hospital. An hour later the nurse came to check up on me then left the room. My father was out the room and overheard the nurses asked each other if they called the doctor yet. None of them called my doctor. After the nurses contacted my doctor, he decided to take a few hours to get to the hospital because he wanted to see all his patients at his office
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