"Bad Food" Actually Led To A Baby

Donyell of Wisconsin didn't realize that she was in labor, blaming the discomfort on something bad she might have eaten. But twelve hours later, there was no doubt about it -- she was going to have the baby tonight! Read her touching story here.
by Donyell

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Mom's story It was February 20,1999, and at about 8:00 p.m., I had started to get these really bad pains. At first I thought that it was something I had eaten, because I thought that my water was going to break when I went into labor. The pains were about 30 minutes apart, so I really didn't think anything of them.

At about 9:30 p.m., I decided to walk over to my friend's house that was across the way from where I was living (an apartment complex), and she kept telling me that I was in labor. I didn't believe her at all. I finally arrived home at about 11:00 p.m. and went to lie down because I was tired. I was almost asleep when the pains started getting closer together.

I had told my mother and she told me to just relax and put my feet up, so I did. Everyone decided to go to bed, including me, but things changed -- I was in so much pain that I couldn't fall asleep at all. So I stayed up ALL night long in pain and nobody to talk to.

After about 4 hours of the pains getting closer together and longer I decided to wake up my mother and tell her that I wanted to go to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital at about 5:30 a.m. on the 21st, which was my due date, and I was told to change and get into bed. They put me on the fetal monitor to see how long my contractions were. Finally, they broke my water at about 7:00 a.m. when I was dilated to about 7 cm.

About 8:45 a.m., I got this urge to push, so I told my boyfriend to get the doctor because I was going to push. He went and got the doctor, and she said that if I felt I needed to push then go ahead and push, so I did.

After about 20 minutes of pushing his head came out, and the nurse asked if I wanted to feel his head, and I was going to at first, but I decided to wait until he was out. When the clock turned 9:15 a.m., the doctor looked up at me and said that I had a baby boy. I just started crying because I was so happy to see this little human being that had been growing inside me for so long. They asked what I was going to name him and I said "Adam James". He weighed in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.PregnancyAndBaby.com

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