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On August 31st (39 weeks), I went into the hospital to start the induction process due to my high blood pressure. The inserted cervadil at 6pm (I was 1 cm) I didn't feel anything from it- no cramping or contractions like they warned about. At 6am the next morning, they took it out- still 1 cm They had me eat breakfast and take a shower. At 8:00, Pitocin was started. For the next 2 hours they kept turning it up. The contractions were very bearable. I was talking through them. I kept thinking that it would be great if they stayed this way!!! At 10:00, my water broke while I was standing in the room. They checked me then and I was 3cm and his head was "right there". The very next contraction was like nothing I have ever felt. They started coming every minute. There was no break in between. I tried sitting on the peanut (like the ball but shaped like a peanut) but it was too painful. Then I got into the whirlpool- I told them I needed something for pain so the nurse went to call the doctor to get an order for Stadol. I was in the tub for 10 min. I kept having contractions back to back and my body was starting to push. Another nurse kept telling me not to push but it wasn't me pushing- it was my body/baby! So she told me to get out and she'd check me but that I would not be anywhere near close. The other nurse walked in with the stadol but when I was checked, I was 8cm and Parker was pushing his way out so she didn't give it. She ran out to call the doctor to come in now! They kept telling me not to push but I could not physically stop. The pain was so intense I felt like I was in another world. There were 3 nurses in the room plus Jeff and my mom. The next thing I know, my mom is telling me his head was out. I didn't even know- I hadn't even pushed. Then his heart rate started dropping and they told me I had to push NOW! 2 pushes and he was out. The doctor came running in just as he came out. She said if she would have had her running shoes on instead of her flip flops, she could have made it up the stairs faster I had 4th degree tears because he came so fast. So yes, the nurses delivered him! As a nurse myself, I keep telling him that nurses rock! He was born at 11:30 am, 7 lbs 15 oz, 21 inches, apgar of 8/9. People kept telling me how lucky I was to have a 3.5 hour labor but I feel it was too fast and intense. I don't remember him coming out. I remember them putting him on me for a second and that's it.