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On June 21 I started having mild contractions lasting 30 sec every 2-3 minutes. My fiance and i decided to go to l&d because they didn't stop after an hr and switching positions. I had been having braxton hicks for a few weeks and they would stop if I walked around. At l&d I was put in a gown and monitored. My CTX were showing up on the monitor and I was examined. Still 80% effaced and barely a finger tip dilated like at my last appt. My blood pressure was however through the roof! Which was very frightening I've never seen it that high. So I drank a bunch of fluids to avoid an Iv and lied on my side. Thankfully my blood pressure returned to normal and I was checked again after an hr of having CTX. Still no change so I was sent home and my nurse expected to see me very soon! When I went to bed the CTX fizzled out but I remember waking up to a pretty bad one.
The next morning I received a call from my doc's nurse who wanted me to come for my appt earlier. I ended up having blood work done to look for signs of preeclamspia. That came back OK but my blood pressure was still high. I was never told what it was. My doc said I was now at 1cm and wanted to induce me with cytotex on Mon morning. Told me to rest that weekend and just keep it easy. Right! As soon as I got home I started cleaning like a mad woman and making to do lists for df. I finally felt ready for baby on Sunday and I really hadnt rested at all. I then noticed I hadn't felt him kick for a few hrs. I ended up going back to l&d and as soon as the monitors were on he woke up. Oops haha
Mon morning we got to the hospital and was told to unpack and get in the gown. The nurse set up my iv needle just to have it done and she messed up bad because of these new stickers she didnt know how to use. She told me since i didnt take lamaze shed help me through ctx. After an hr Doc inserted cytotex (8:30am) and I had to lie down for 2 hrs. Df slept and I tried to rest but couldn't. I was encouraged to walk around after the time was up and I wish I would of taken advantage of that. We made a few trips for ice and played cards. I was getting uncomfortable but nothing like BH CTX or even AF cramps like I was told to expect. I had the urge to use the bathroom a lot even when I couldn't go anymore. The nurse tried checking me and she was not gentle like my doc. She had short stubby hands and couldn't reach my cervix. Doc checked and I think I was still at a 1 or 2. So she said next time shed be back shell break my water. This was 11:30am and when my stupid df decided to go home to check the mail for his package (a freaking sword). I urged him to not go and after 30 min of my doc not returning he left! And he forgot his phone. He promised to just check for his package, take the dog out and get something to eat. We seriously live 5 min from the hospital so it should of been 30 min tops! Well sure enough as soon as he left the doc came back to break my water which was very difficult but finally it broke. And that's when the fun began. I started having CTX immediately. For the first hr I could bear through them but barely. I was alone and so uncomfortable in the hospital bed. Once they started getting more intense df came back. He was gone for that whole hr. Ugh! He saw I was in pain and I started moaning to get through CTX. They were lasting 60 sec and coming every 2 min!!! I had no time to relax and at one point they were right on top of each other. The nurse did nothing for me accept say "breathe like this". I didn't realize this at the time but they wanted me to go in the tub which I said "its too early". I thought my labor wouldn't progress if I went in the tub already but I think they were trying to slow my CTX down for fear of hyper stimulation of the uterus. I was so ready for my pregnancy to be over with that I trusted my doc to induce me with cytotex. I used it twice with my first m/c and didnt think anything of it when she said the drug again. Ob/gyns are told not to induce with it. Its not even fda approved for induction. Some hospitals have banned it. There have been many maternal deaths from uterine rupture and amniotic embellism from inductions of cytotex. Very scary! I should of spent my weekend researching and switching docs not cleaning!
Yeah I am really glad you're going somewhere different! My experience with Ali was not that bad but it wasn't great and I switched for Jill and was glad I did. You will be so happy you switched and your next birth story will be a happy one!