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My mother first noticed something was happening when I stopped moving around.  She said that I was always moving and then I just stopped.  She thought she had killed me because she slept on her stomach.  She took buses to get to the hospital and she was treated horribly at the hospital.  A nurse asked her what birth it was for her.  When my mom said it was her first the nurse yelled at her telling her that she was wasting her time because no one has their baby on their due date and that she needed to wait two more weeks.  This happened to another woman and she was sent home, she had her baby in the taxi on the way home.  My mom stated that she wasn't feeling any contractions (just cramping) and everyone was telling her to go home.  She had them check her and she was seven centimeters dilated!  They finally believed that she was in labor.  They called her doctor and family at seven p.m.  She stopped dilating after they gave her pictocin and told everyone to go home.  They gave her sedatives to go to sleep.  She said this was painful because she'd wake up in pain.  Her doctor left the hospital and told her she would not be having the baby that night.  At 11 p.m. her water broke (she thought she peed).  Because her doctor was eating she had to wait for him to finish and come back to give birth.  Her family was called back.  She was given an episiotomy.  When giving birth she tried to sit up a little, but the rude nurse pushed her down to laying and when she pushed she ripped all the way to the anus.  They told her, "If you don't push, you will suffocate the baby".  She gave birth alone because no one could make it in time.  She did not get to hold me until after I was cleaned and weighed.  Time: 7:00 p.m. admitted to hospital, 8:00 p.m. IV given, 8:30 p.m. given pictocin, 9:00 p.m. was given sedatives and the family was sent home, 11:00 p.m. water broke, 12:25 a.m. on July 12 I was born!  My sis was born in the lithonomy position, after given pictocin.  Admitted at 8:00 p.m. and birthed at 10:00 p.m.  No episiotomy.  Her water was broken for her.  My brother was born on a lifted bed, she was given pictocin again.  She was admitted at 8:00 a.m. and birthed at 10:00 a.m.  She dilated fine, but he didn't crown.  He was breech, and right as my mom okayed a C-section, he turned around.  She had no episiotomy and her water was broken for her.  She was not afraid to have a C-section.  She would never have a birth at home because a high school friend had one in a toilet, and it is too scary.  Plus, a hospital can care for the baby better.