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I had been struggling with my blood pressure for a couple of months so at my 39 week appointment my doctor suggested we try a low dose pitocin induction. I was already 3cm and 70% effaced, so I felt like it could be successful even though pitocin does increase your chance of a uterine rupture. The doctor stripped my membranes at the end of the appointment in hopes that I wouldn't need the induction.
We arrived at the hospital Wednesday June 15th at 8am. Got set up in my room and the doctor came by a short time later and broke my water. Next I did some paper work and got an IV started. They started a low dose of pitocin, and slowly upped it over the next couple of hours. I started having regular contractions by 11am that became increasingly painful. Doctor checked me around 12pm and I was dilated 4cm, so they increased the pitocin again, and that really got things going. At 12:55pm I was in a lot of pain and the doctor had a c-section at 1pm so she decided to check me to make sure she could start. I have a history of going really fast, but that didn't seem to be happening today. I was only dilated to 4 1/2 cm so I told her to go. I thought I would last the time it took her to do a c-section. I also felt like such a baby because my contractions were so painful. I was starting to doubt my ability to do it without an epidural(which I have done 4 times before). The nurse told me not to doubt myself because he was really low and she thought it wouldn't be that much longer. My husband was my rock. He helped me through each contraction and was putting cold rags on my head and neck(which really helped me with the pain). It got to the point where I couldn't take another contraction and I was feeling the urge to push slightly. So I asked to be checked and I was 8cm. I asked for some pain meds in my IV and the nurse said 'No, we're going to have a baby' and started getting things ready. All of a sudden I had the urge to push. It was so strong I couldn't control it. The doctor was still doing the c-section, and the nurse ended up delivering the baby. At 1:38pm(after 3 pushes) Liam Gabriel was born. He weighed 8 pounds, 3oz and was 20 inches long. He's perfect and healthy. I feel so blessed.
My recovery has been amazing. I'm so happy that I was able to have a VBAC!
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