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I was 40 weeks plus 5 days on February 12th, 2013 when I went to the hospital for my induction. I did not want an induction but my blood pressure was getting higher and higher and the doctor felt it was time so we rolled with it.
We had to be at the hospital at 4:30AM for the induction. We got there and got an IV started. The pitocin was started at 6AM. I started feeling some slight cramping but nothing major. The doctor came in and broke my water around 7:30AM.
By 9 or 9:30 I was having to take some deep breaths through the contractions but still nothing major. By 10:00 the contractions were getting intense and I was second guessing my decision to go natural. I told my husband "I don't think I want to feel this. I've had 3 natural births, I know what it feels like and I don't want to feel this" I told the nurse and she turned up my IV b/c they had to get a whole bag of fluid in me before I could have an epidural. At this point I was becoming desperate and kind of crying/whining loudly during contractions .The extra fluid made me have to pee so I got up and went. About 10 minutes later the nurse suggested I go pee once more before the epidural got placed so I got up and went. Afterward I was making my way out of the bathroom and the baby was coming out. I yelled to the nurse that baby was coming.
The nurse and my husband rushed me back to the bed and about a half dozen nurses came rushing in. They kept telling me to relax and not push the baby out but there was no stopping the baby. She was coming out so the nurses went ahead and delivered her! She was born at 10:59AM.
The doctor came in about 5 minutes after the baby was born and checked me over-I didn't tear or anything which is a first that I was very excited about! The doctor delivered the placenta and everything has been smooth sailing.
If we have any more children my husband said when I start begging for an epidural he's going to tell them to just get the doctor because the baby is coming. It's funny because about 15 minutes before I delivered the nurse checked me and I was dilated to a tight 3 so I went from 3 to 10 and baby crowning in about 15 minutes.
I have to say it was a pretty amazing birth but I remember thinking when I was in the hardest of it that it was the most miserable birth ever.