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September 20th, 2011, 01:05 PM
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DS- about 30 hours, not sure exactly when contractions started

*one month before due date*
had slight back pain around 10:30am got worse through the day
by 11pm it was so intense I was vomiting and could hardly move, went to hospital
got hooked up to monitors and asked how long I had been having contractions... I couldn't even feel them because the back pain was solid
I was 2 cm at this point. They gave me something through the IV to manage the pain so I could sleep that night
by 8am I was only 4 cm, they decided to break my water-didn't help
decided to do a low dose of pitocin
things finally started moving
with that and sitting on the birthing ball, I went from 5cm to 8cm
got back up on the bed not too long after
once at 10cm, I pushed for less than 20 min and he was born at 6:40 that evening

while it was more medical than I was hoping, I did it without a c-section or epidural, so I really can't complain
Married DH 09/08/06
NTNP two years
BFP 10/12/08- DS born 05/04/09 @ 35 weeks 4 days
BFP 10/23/10 -- partial molar MC
BFP 7/4/11- DD born 2/17/12 @ 37 weeks
BFP 7/20/13 Here we go again!

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