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My older dd was a epidural aided episiotomy birth after doctor broke my water that took 3 months to recover from.
But to be fair, I asked for it each time, the pressure was too intense and I wanted it over already. Each time, the baby was born within minutes.
I didnt have an episiotomy but I did tear slightly ( from an old scar - all my boys have big heads).
Many of the ones listed lead up to this so I've had everything (except for the episiotomy) for both of my c-babies. But that's a whole other story that I won't go into today !
Things WILL be different this time, for sure!
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.
and Brigid Eleanor (11/20/08)
Attempt to strip membranes at 41 weeks 4 days - couldn't reach them! Labor started though and never stopped until baby came.
Overnight at the hospital that night, but sent me home because I declined pit and wasn't dialating at all.
Back to the hospital at 41 weeks 6 days, still in labor, still not dialated. They admitted me only when I agreed to pitocin.
IV antibiotics due to step b +.
Broke my water around noon at 42 weeks. Still hadn't dialated after several hours.
Pit was bumped up twice.
Urine cath which I did not want but reluctanly agreed to - didn't help with anything.
After shedding not one tear for 3 days of intense back pain, including several hours with one minute on one minute off contractions with max dose of pitocin and still only dialated to a 3.5, they offered nubain, said it would maybe help me relax and dialate, so I agreed. Boy it did help me relax - I had a new dream every 60 seconds while I slept inbetween contractions (hadn't slept for at least 2 days at that point) and within 2 hours had made it to 10!
Pushed for 2 hours 20 minutes, 3rd degree tear.
Planned homebirth for this one due in Jan.
Rockin' mama to Allison (9), Asher (5) and Alethea (3), head over heels in love with my sexy husband, Tony.
Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
First birth--almost all of the interventions listed. I don't know if he stripped my membranes but I had cytotech, AROM, pitocin, stadol... That labor was *not* great. :
With my last birth, I didn't have any of these. BUT, I did have an actively managed third stage, which I now wish hadn't happened. But the birth itself was lovely. The MW offered to break my bulging bag of water, and I declined.
For a medicalized birth - it was still lovely and I was very much in control. I have come to think that being in control is a much bigger issue than the actual interventions.
Mama to Marcus (1/05) and Arianna (3/10).
They were both homebirths with a CPM.
Water breaking: I had this done (my consent AFTER I argued with the doc over doing it :LOL) after I received pain killer due to its short life span.
Epidural (mine was called an interthecal......instant relief and two to three hour life span)
Episotomy: DD was face up and stretching me horribly.....would have torn in all directions severely so I consented (after DH demanded they ask me first...go hubby!)
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