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January 6th, 2007, 11:12 PM
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I was induced at 39 weeks with Quinn, my oldest son. I was on insulin for GD. I went into the hospital on Sunday night. The nurse placed the first Cytotec around 10 p.m. I tried to get some sleep but with the crying babies even Ambien didn't help me much. The second Cytotec was placed around 2 a.m. if I remember correctly. At that point I started having contractions. They were noticeable, but not too painful. At 8 a.m. the nurse checked my cervix. I was dilated to 1 cm. I figured I had a long day ahead of me. They started pitocin at that point. Right away my contractions became very painful and I was having them back to back. I asked for pain medication so they gave me Nubain. All it did was make me feel slightly drunk for about 15 minutes. So back to the intense pain. I was checked again around 12 p.m. I was at 1.5 cm. Oh geez. So still more of the same. Around 3 p.m. my OB decided to go ahead and break my water to try to spead things up. Right after he left the room to go get ready for that I got up to go to the bathroom and my water broke on its own. When I was checked after that I was at 2 cm. Finally I was able to get an epidural. It was 5 p.m. by the time I got the epidural. Things were SO much better after that. I was finally able to rest for a little while although I never did fall asleep due to all the commotion. My doctor came back around 6 p.m. and I was still only at 2 cm. He said we could either keep waiting and see what happened or he would come back for a c-section later that night. After he left the room I told the nurse that if he hadn't left yet I would just assume go ahead with the c-section at that time. So that is what we did. I was so out of it by that time I don't really remember much. My eyes were all dried out and I couldn't really see Quinn when they held him up for me to see. When I got back to my room I looked like I had been hit by a train. My eyes were completely blood shot. It took a few hours to get Quinn warmed up and able to regulate his own body temp. Then he was able to be brought to my room. He was 8 lbs. 1/4 oz. at birth. I'm glad we went ahead with the c-section because his ear was against my cervix. Apparently I have a heart-shaped uterus and it was nearly impossible for his head to position itself properly for delivery. I continued on the insulin for 2 days follwing delivery until my blood sugar levels returned to normal. I did have GD with my twin pregnancy as well but it went away as soon as that pregnancy was through as well. That delivery was a repeat c-section. The twins were born a month early weighing in at 5 lbs. 2 oz. and 6 lbs. 3 oz.
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May 19th, 2007, 02:22 AM
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I was induced at 39 weeks with Quinn, my oldest son. I was on insulin for GD. I went into the hospital on Sunday night. The nurse placed the first Cytotec around 10 p.m.[/b]
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