Hi I just feel like telling my story and hope to maybe connect with others this way.
Well, I went the full 40 weeks with my first, maybe only. I was induced two days after. My body was just not getting the message but her head was very low. I was trying for a vaginal birth, I had an epidural and it was great! The first part of labor was not bad. It was just very uncomfortable, like bad period cramps. I was going to not get the epidural as I wanted to be able to get up and move around.
The thing was once they got me going I was hooked up to so many things, moving was just not worth the trouble. I honestly believe that if I could have moved around I wouldn't have had the epidural.
OK, once I got the epidural I spend the last 10 or so hours thinking to myself "wasn't this meant to be painful". I felt nothing, I was luck that it took well. Anyways, by the time it came to push I pushed for about an hour. I had been fully dilated and 100% for over 3-4 hours. By then I just wanted her out. Plus, I was pretty weak from not eating.
When they did the c-section they found out my pelvic bone was too narrow. The problem was that when I was pushing I had pushed a little too well. They had problems getting her head out of my pelvic bone. I had two nurses laying on my tummy and once the doctor got her out I felt that and blood just sprayed out on the blue tent thing covering my head.
Yet, she was here! She was beautiful and I was done. I'm still recovering but doing very well.