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June 26th, 2013, 11:30 AM
BeckyBozeman BeckyBozeman is offline
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I was induced because I was a week overdue and my blood pressure was slightly elevated. Legally at that point my midwife had to turn me over to the OB. So we did cervadil, then pitocin, then stripped my membranes, then broke my water. They kept checking me and I'm pretty sure that every time it made my body retract any progress that I'd made. After 36 hours I caved and got the epidural, which then failed. And then my blood pressure really spiked (this is when we think Regan aspirated the meconium). It took two hours to get a second epidural in, and between that and the meds that they'd given me for my bp, had to medicate me again when my bp plummeted. I did finally progress to 9 cm but stalled out there... the contractions just weren't doing anything anymore because after 40 hours my uterus and I were just plain exhausted. So we went to the OR.

Needless to say I'm hoping for a natural VBAC the second time around...

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