Jessica Joanne Hulbert born on 15/04/07 at 13:47 weighing 8lb 14oz.
Labour had been going OK until I got to 10cm and needed to push. No matter how hard I pushed or for how long nothing was moving so after 3 hours (yes 3 hours) of pushing it was decided that I needed to go to theatre and have a spinal where they would try to do a ventouse delivery or forceps if that didn't work and if all else failed - a C-section which was my worst possible nightmare. They thought that the baby was big and that's why it wasn't coming out properly.
Turns out that in theatre (after they tried for about half an hour to give me a spinal- while telling me not to move (not easy when your contractions are one after the other!) and then resorting to giving me an epidural, failing to get her out with the ventouse and breaking the skin on the back of her head with it, that they eventually managed with forceps. The reason she wouldn't come out was that the cord was wrapped around her neck twice so every time I pushed nothing happened as the cord was pulling her back again!
Now my beautiful girl is OK but with a large patch of broken skin on the back of her head and forceps bruise on her face but ... she's still gorgeous!!!!!!