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  • My labor started on its own w/no intervention before 42 weeks

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  • I was forced to have medical augmentation before 42 weeks, and think it was completely unnecessary!

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Second Labors...<br>
When/How did your second labor start? I've been hearing a lot lately from both my doctors and from other people that second births are much harder to start labor and that women have a harder time producing pitocin on their own with the second labor.<br><br>
My second labor began on its own w/no intervention by 42 weeks<br><br>
My labor started on its own, but i needed pitocin at some point within the labor process<br><br>
I needed pitocin or other medical intervention to begin labor<br><br>
I was forced to have medical augmentation and before 42 weeks, and felt it was compeletely unnescessary!
 

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Really? that's weird. My own (and all people I can think of....and I've lived in 3 different mommy communities!) has started w/o pit. and for the most part, w/o med's or drugs.<br><br>
I started right around due date and it was fast and wonderful.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by lilirose</i><br><b>You didn't include what happened to me in your options...not everyone agrees to induction as soon as they reach 42 weeks. I went to 42 weeks 3 days before I went into labor naturally.<br><br></b></td>
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Yah, me too!
 

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For me, first labor, water broke, over 18 hours later, still barely contracting, did NOT want pit, tried cervidil, and it work for me. Second labor, 5 days past "due date" m/w agreed to strip my membranes (in the a.m.), went home and had sex with hubby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and then contractions started at 6 p.m., ds born at 10:35 p.m. Bag of water never broke--mw broke as it crowned with ds's head.
 
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