It was certaintly used last July when I had my son. Having had two previous vaginal deliveries (both did have to be augmented with pitocin as I was not contracting effectively (the second was at 45 weeks, so we're not talking about just not waiting long enough here- apparently the pitocin boost is a good thing for me..) I was induced following a very complicated pregnancy- I was so ill by that point that I really did not advocate well for myself, and I went along with the ob.
Yeah. I had not needed analgesia of any sort previously (yes, pitocin ctx are uncomfortable, but tolerable) I did have to have an epidural (it was that or I would have become psychotic, the pain was completely overwhelming/unbearable.) I also stalled at 8 cm for umm- 11 hours.... The baby was having frequent cardiac decels and generally it was a miserable experience all around.
After the birth, I was unable to function, and in horrific pain for another 12 hours. I didn't even care about breastfeeding or bonding, I just plain couldn't function. Considering that I'd literally skipped down the hall after my daughter's birth- this was not something I'd forseen. Luckily, my husband was there to step in, and remind me to nurse the baby as well as to hold him and love him.
I still have horrible nightmares about ds's delivery, and as I am currently pregnant, I'm desperately fearful of another experience that's remotely horrific.
I don't have enough space/distance/time from the birth yet to begin healing, and I know that my bond with was much harder to form than it was when I was able to establish an early relationship/nurse normally etc with my daughter.