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April 7th, 2008, 07:18 AM
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I went in on Friday March 28th for my BP check cause it was high on Monday, it was high once again so she said since I was due today anyways they were going to induce me. I was shocked because all along I was told my due date was April 4th but if she was going to induce me I wasn't going to say anything. She said that in her files she had March 28, so to come in to L&D at 8p.m. and they would start the cervadil orally every 4 hours.

I went in at 8 they asked all their questions started my IV took my blood and gave me my first pill at 9:30. I was also having contractions at this time that were 4 minutes apart. I was hoping this was all it would take my last pregnancy when I was induced I got the same thing only vaginally I was dilated to one so it only took the one pill and after 10 hours she was here but this one had different plans! I got another pill about 2ish, they checked no change still at 1cm. The contractions had also stopped so the pill seemed to be doing the opposite of what it was suppose to be doing! Got another at 6a.m. said they weren't going to keep checking me since my contractions had stopped they didn't seem to think any progress was being made. So the doctor said for me to have one more dose and if that didn't work she would figure out what to do next. So I got my last pill and waited and waited. The doctor came in at 1:30 checked me said I was at 3 and broke my water, said if that didn't help any at 2 to start the pitocin. So at 2 p.m. the pitocin was started, I was having some contractions they were 3-4 minutes apart. Very painful too they hurt worse then my first pregnancy at 8cm. That pitocin is nasty stuff!! So I delt with them as long as I could, the contractions were so spiratic it seemed like I wasn't getting a break in between. So the next time the nurse came in I said I would take my epi whenever I could get it and she said she didn't see why I couldn't have it that she would call my doctor to let her know and the drug man! So he came in and explained everything found the spot (or so I thought) gave me the numbing medicine and put the needle in I heard the bones popping which I guess is normal didn't have that last time, then it got painful he said the bones were too close together but he would get through them. So I am almost in tears and he decides it just isn't going to work he will try a different spot, so more numbing medicine and the popping feeling and it's done! So I wait my contractions look good are almost hitting the top of the paper and are close so here I am thinking I am getting somewhere, the doctor comes back at around 8p.m. checks and still at 3, but I went from 50% effaced to 80% so she says to just be patient she knows it will happen but if it don't I will need to go for a c-section. So I fall asleep about 11:30 wake up a little after midnight and the nurse is there I tell her I need to push and she checks me 9cm I was so excited!! She called everyone started pushing a little after 1a.m. and she was here at 1:35. She came out sunny side up! Which I guess is suppose to make the pushing harder so if she would of been face down maybe it would of took less then a half hour, but a half hour was still o.k. with me I was just glad she was finally out!!

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April 7th, 2008, 07:28 AM
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Congrats! Sounds like you had a good experience overall!
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June 29th, 2011, 11:15 PM
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TFS the birth story. Sorry it hurt so bad, but glad it ended well

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