I've only been induced/augmented with Pitocin for both previous labors because, sad to say, I just didn't know any better. I was the usual "Failure to progress" within 2-4 hours of being in the hospital at 4cm. This time, I'm staying home and laboring as LONG as possible on my own, but because I've only had horrendous Pit labors with no pain meds, I have no idea what "natural" labor feels like or how it progresses. I fear that I will compare it to the excruciating non-stop contractions from before and won't make it to the hospital in time (I'm actually pretty ok with this possibility, but DH, not so much!) because I'll keep thinking I'm not far enough along to leave since it doesn't hurt as bad or as long. I'd love to hear from ladies who have experienced both types of labors!
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3/28/08 at 10:35am