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Just my 2 cents from my last pg...
My water broke at 5am (woke me out of a dream) and I was having nice regular contractions. I was GBS+, so I knew they wanted me at the hospital ASAP. So, I went without a shower, without breakfast, without taking time to enjoy home labor.
I got to the hospital and my labor slowed. It took them some time to get me a room and to get the antibiotics, so I just sat there in a holding room (the NST room). By the time I got settled into my room, my ctx had started to weaken and after 36 hours in the hospital I tearfully agreed to pitocin.
Moral of the story...I wish I had stayed home until I was in a really good labor pattern. Taken my time! Shower, eat, cuddle my husband, the hospital is not so easy for relaxing, so better to be there for as little time as possible.
I still would have made it there for a couple doses of antibiotics and I would have been in a better state.
Nurse and mother to two beautiful boys, William 06/07/06, George 08/27/08, and our newest addition John Bear, born 9/20/10! Married to my lovely dh for 10 years on 06/04/10!