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Originally Posted by Crunchier
10 compared to what? cutting off a finger, or serious toe stub? How long does the 10 out of 10 last? does it build gradually from 0 to 3 to 10?
Homeschooling mama to 3 Italian babies. Due with #4 on Sept. 28! Planning a rockin' Homebirth.
Originally Posted by busybusymomma
I was induced my firth birth... I was 3cm and 80% effaced already so they just hooked me up to the Pitocin. It built up but then suddenly I was in a lot of pain and it was horrible. It was made even worse by the fact that they wanted me to stay in bed, preferably on my left side. Pushing in the lithomy position was hell and my pelvic floor muscles were sooooo sore.
Second birth... finally started active labor after three weeks of prodromal labor and walking around 4cm and 90% with a bulging bag of waters. Labor was a cinch. Uncomfortable, but I kneeled on the birth ball a lot and then got in the pool. My mom took a picture of me in the pool at 8cm and I smiled for the picture! Most of my pushing was done kneeling in the pool and it too was easy comparative to my first labor.
Going into labor naturally compared to being induced was like night and day in my experience!!!!
Originally Posted by CaraboosMama
Thanks for sharing this - my 1st birth was very similar. I had been having problems w/ preterm labor for 4 weeks before my dd was born. Then - water broke - no contractions
Now we are ttc #2 and talking about what we do & don't want for the birth this time around. I ended up w/ an epidural about 2 hrs. after they started the pitocin - and I've always felt that I would have been able to manage a "regular" labor. Glad to heare another mama who's BTDT
Originally Posted by Crunchier
Michelle, You are so cute! I'm planning on getting that same birthing pool to labor in at home. Did you love it?
Some of your posts brought me near tears. I know I can do this. I'm sure that I can. Even if I have to do it alone. And if I can't, an epidural won't make me a bad person.
I think I just need to give myself permission to do it, and not fear the pain.
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