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For me - even as awful as my experience was - it showed me a reserve of strength I didn't know I had. I was afraid going into labor that I might "punk out" and be "that girl" whining about the pain before the hard stuff even hits. But my DH, my CNM, and the nurses were all completely dumbfounded that I never asked for pain meds through 17 hours of hyperstimulated intense labor. And I'm very proud of that. And no matter what else happens in future deliveries, that's something that can't be taken away from me.
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The best thing about the inductions for me was not having to rush to the hospital with my husband's crazy driving with our 14 month old and 2 1/2 year old in tow. haha Otherwise it was the fact that by being induced the pregnancy was over and I quit throwing up everything I ate.
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I am proud that I labored for close to 14hrs on Pitocin without pain meds... I'm also proud that I was able to deliver vaginally but it was sucessful due to getting the epidural... I am also thankfull I had the epi for less than 2hrs so my DD wasn't exposed to the meds for long...
I didn't like much about my induction (other than the successful outcome) but knowing when you're going to start labor definitely allowed me to mentally prepare myself - both for the labor & birth...and for meeting my daughter. And I think that was great; I was more focused than I might have been if it had caught me by surprise in the middle of the night.
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ummmmmm, that I didnt have to clean up my water at home? my induction was pretty traumatic to me. I mean, I was sitting at my NST with a headache, and then BAM everyone thought I was going to die and I was getting induced.
I am pretty proud of going 19 hours on Pitocin without a single drop of pain medication, even when I stalled at 6cm for 9 hours and was very discouraged
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
for the most part i see my induction as a bad thing, but I usually do forget that Adam's water was dangerously low. Since the doctor didn't do late term u/s it wouldn't have been discovered until he was born.
So in a way I do think the induction was a life saver, but I Think it could have gone a lot differently.
Missing Our Angels gone too soon 6/5/10 & 3/1/14 Adam Michael 9/22/06 (c-section)~Nathan Joseph 9/4/08 (VBAC)~Lincoln Thomas 9/5/12 (VBAC)
Although my induction was odd and extremely painful, especially because no one knew I was in labor or believed me for that matter. Before giving birth I was set on pain meds of any sort, I believed I couldn't handle pain. Well I ended up having an all natural childbirth and showed me the strength I truely had and kinda proved all those nurses and Dr's wrong...cervadil can make a women go into full blown labor
I'm so sorry you all had bad induction experiences.
But this board TERRIFIED me when I found out I was being induced. Like...made me want to curl up and cry I was so scared. So I really want to let other women who are being induced know that it can be a positive thing.
I loved my induction experience and wouldn't want to have done it any other way. I really don't have time to tell my birth story right now. But I just want to encourage any other mommies that are being induced. It can be great!
There was very little that was negative about my induction, other than I really wanted to experience going into labor on my own. I guess the highligh (other than the end result) was that my water did break on its own, so I got to experience that.