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I have had pit. with my three previous pregnancies. I felt like I was never going to go into labor this time.
Well here I am almost 18 hours later and still in labor. This labor has been longer than even my first labor. I feel like she is never going to come out.
I had unmedicated pitocin induced labors my first two times. The first was 28 hours long and the second was 4.
I just had my third baby at home, completely natural. I did go into labor on my own! My labor was about 13 hours and I was about 10 days past my edd.
I was also worried that my body didn't kow how to do it on it's own, but this last birth affirmed for me that in spite of my past experiences, my body can be trusted!
I wish all of you great luck and smooth births.
Thanks for sharing your experiences. Good to know natural is possible after Pit-induced births!!!
Kimmiepie, I'm kind of in a similar situation as you. I'm already 3 days past my due date now. Had my membranes stripped on my due date. Nothing happened or is happening. I am also wondering what my body plans to do and how & when it will do it! I just want a vaginal birth and a healthy baby!
Not in your DDC, but Your body will go into labor when you and the baby are ready. Even after having pit four times, your body will do what it's meant to do. It was just never given a chance before.
If I were you I wouldn't do any more "natural" induction techniques unless you're after 43 weeks. Even then, I personally wouldn't, but I know some people's comfort level is less than mine. The reason I say don't do anymore is I think that "natural" induction as well as non-natural - like pit, etc. techniques can possibly start a start and stop labor or begin a long labor when your body or baby isn't ready.
Maybe you had a 24 hr labor with pitocin because your body or baby wasn't ready yet? If doctors and you let your body and baby work on its own, then you may end up having a short labor. I have heard several ladies who said that they had their shortest labors - with the baby that had stayed in the longest. I think this is because it gives your body and baby more time to get in the right position, efface, etc.
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