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I went in for my scheduled induction on Friday, May 4th at 8 am to be induced by the Foley Bulb.
THere were numerous "obstetrical emergencies" that morning and did not get the foley bulb inserted until about 1:30/1:45p.m. that day. It was a BORING, and anxious wait!! lol.
So we took some pics:
My doctor came in and inserted the foley bulb. It was all good. Not as uncomfortable as I thought it would be... until about 15 minutes after it was put in. Then I was cramping constantly as it opened my cervix. I was suddenly dizzy and in pain and felt terrible. They gave me Oxygen and some drugs that made me incredibly loopy.
So i slept on and off for a few hours.
At about... 4 p.m. (Ithink) the foley bulb fell out, I called my doctor. she checked me and I was 5 cm.
My dr broke my water at about 8/830.
The nurse told me I could get my epidural any time after that... I had considered going natural, but because of the unbearable pain I had felt earlier with just the foley bulb, I knew I wouldn't be able to tolerate the pain.
So I got my epidural at about 10:30ish. I loved the little button they gave me to dose myself up every time I felt any feeling come back. LoL.
I slept on and off through the night, they kept checking me, and I kept getting worried about the lack of change. But they said I was having contractions, I just couldn't feel them! lol.
They started me on Oxytocin around 3/4 am to make things progress further!
At about 8:45 the next morning they checked me and I was fully dilated. THey made me sit up in bed in a "frog leg" position to bring baby down more and I sat that way for awhile.
They had me start pushing about 10:15 a.m. (The epidural was a wonderful thing. I didn't feel any pain, I just felt "something") and....
Madison Leigh was born at 10:42 a.m. on May 5th, EST, weight 7lbs, 14 oz, 20 inches long, 9/9 Agpar. She came out screaming right away and they put her immediately on my chest before taking her to check her out, weigh her, etc.
It was SUCH a different experience than my c-section. I wouldn't change it for the world. And would never ever refuse an epidural if I ever do this again