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#31 of 42 Old 04-24-2007, 11:43 PM
 
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I'm not in you DDC, but I wanted to tell you that my own mom had two babies with pitocin and no epidural or other drugs. Good luck!
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Just wanted to wish you a happy and blessed birth, Mama! How exciting that your baby will be here soon!
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Well, I guess I was induced and I didn't have an epidural. I didn't mean to go natural, it just happened too quickly! I was induced for medical reasons too (my kidneys were shutting down) and it was a curious change from what I had anticipated. It wasn't bad. Just a lot of sitting around doing nothing (my body wasn't ready to go at all so I was starting from nothing) that I would have prefered to do at home, to sudden quick labor and then a baby. I think the difference with an induction is the timing is so odd. I know that my mom had very quick (under 2 hour) labors, so I feel like I sat around from 6am-3 doing nothing, my "real" labor started at 4 and ds was born at 5. Good luck! I hope it all goes well.
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I'm just a lurker but wanted to give you my experience. I was induced last time at 39+2. I was already 3 cm, 100%. I was given cytotec by mouth and broken waters. My contractions started 5 hours later after about 2 1/2 hours of walking. I had to say no to pit twice, but labor did get going. After 5 1/2 hours active labor and 30 minutes pushing, DS was born naturally.
So, if at all possible, try to avoid the pit. But you can do it, and I can't wait to read your birth story. Congratulations!!
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I hope everything goes easily today.

One thing I would recommend if at all possible, don't let them break your water. That way you won't be on a timer for a c-section. Plus, that'll help avoid some positioning problems.

Request intermittent and wireless monitoring, refuse the saline drip IV (a possible compromise is to get a heplock just in case), keep your fluids up, eat as you are able.

You can do this!

Congratulations on getting to meet your baby soon!!
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I'm not even pregnat now, but anyway...

I wasn't induced, but had pitocin during labour. I had an IV, but I could move around as much as I wanted. They let me up & around with the monitors on too, but they kept falling off, so I had an internal or scalp monitor. (forget what they called it now). It was VERY scary to get, but then no more problems moving around. I LOVED the birthing ball.

I did have my membranes ruptured as well, but I hated that. It was just icky to be leaking & sitting int hat (when I was't up & around) all day.


I did not have an epi. I had something for pain, but it didn't really help. I just found moving around & sitting on the birthing ball & breathing thru contractions to be the best.
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i have never been induced (never been pg past 39 weeks) so i just wish you a fast and easy labor! the low dose pit sounds good.
fingers crossed for you, mama!

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Just wanted to send my love. I hope you and your baby are snuggling happily by now.
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Thinking of you!

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Thinking of you too :

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Been thinking about you and your baby all day. Hopefully you're relaxing with the baby now.

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your in our thoughts over here

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