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Marj and Sara
Group B Strep Positive, Vaginal Delivery With Vacuum, Epidural, Episiotomy

I was Strep B Positive. The day that I went into labor, I woke up between 1 and 1:30 a.m. with a backache. I was laying on the couch so I figured that the backache was from sleeping the wrong way. At 5:45 a.m. my husband woke me up so that I could get ready for work. He had doubts that I would finish the day as my back was very sore. When my boss came in at 7:30 a.m. I told her that I thought that I should go home. At 9 a.m. I talked to the nurses at the doctor's office and was told to come in and be checked. By 11 a.m. I was going to the hospital.

At 12:10 p.m. my water broke and I was taken to a room. I was given three doses of medicine to fight off any infections from being Strep B Positive. Around 2 p.m. I was given an epidural. The needle came out and no one realized it. Around 5, I was given a second epidural. I rested but didn't sleep.

At 9:15 p.m. I told my husband that I felt like I had to do a number 2, he laughed. Shortly after that the doctor and nurse came in. The doctor said that I could start pushing. I pushed for 45 minutes. The doctor used a vacuum on the baby. At 10:03 p.m. Sara Ashlee was born, weighing 7.14 and 20 1/2 in. He also used an episiotomy. We spent two days in the hospital before we were allowed to be sent home.

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