Chances are, I am facing induction of labor with this baby (not interested in discussing the necessity of induction- I know all my options) My first two babies were cesarean births, my third baby was a non-chemical induction (foley cath and manual nipple stimulation) and my fourth baby was a natural birth. My doctor is open to doing a foley induction again and I will probably try to do nip stim, although I am open to doing some pit if necessary. My foley induction was very long (foley placed at 9a.m. Thursday- he wasn't born until 2:50a.m. on Saturday) and I had an epidural for the last 3 1/2ish hours. But I also had never had a vaginal birth before and my cervix was not at all ripe when we started, so that could be why it took so long.
So my question is- if you were induced, particularly with pitocin, did you try to have a non-medicated labor? Did you end up taking something/ having an epidural? If you didn't end up getting pain medication, do you wish that you had? Would you try to be induced without pain medication again? I have heard such awful things about pitocin, I am a little scared to even try without it. Fwiw, my labor and birth with my naturally born baby was pretty easy. It was quite uncomfortable but manageable all but the last twenty or thirty minutes- that just hurt. Can't have it all, right? ;) So I know that my pain tolerance for non-induced labor is fine, I am just concerned about not being able to handle Pit.
Thanks so much!