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Julie and Jacob
Preterm labor stopped at 34 weeks, membranes ruptured at 36+ weeks, epidural, pitocin and C-Section

I had just gotten married and a month later I found out I was pregnant. I was very happy and excited. My pregnancy was fine in the beginning. Then into my third trimester, I was about 34 weeks I went into preterm labor and I was given a steroid to stop my contractions. I wasn't due until Valentine's Day and it was only January 4th.

The steroids helped, but then on January 22, my water broke at 2:30 a.m. I arrived at the hospital nervous and scared hoping everything was going to be all right. This was my first baby and I didn't know what to expect.

I was in labor for eighteen hours. Thank God for my epidural! I started pushing at 5:00 p.m and nothing was happening. My epidural ran out by this time. It was 7:30 p.m and my son still wasn't here, I didn't know what was going on. My doctor decided to do a c-section because my son's head was stuck on my pelvic bone. He was looking upward instead of down, as well. They said that his head was swelling. They had given me pitocin because my contractions were irregular, and they had also tried to use the vacuum and were unable to get him out. At 8:02 p.m. my son Jacob Thomas was born! He was 7 pounds 3 ounces and 21 inches. He's two now and very healthy.

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