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Anyone go without pain meds after having Pitocin? A.s.h.l.e.y. Due September 3 (girl); 1 child; Portland, Tennessee 154 posts
31st Aug '11

I go to get induced tomorrow and I think my doctor is going to use Pitocin on me to help start labor. Have any of you ladies went without the epi when being induced this way? I hear that Pitocin makes contractions much stronger and labor lasts longer.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
31st Aug '11

<--- no pain meds either time, had pitocin both times. I agreed to the epi with #2, but it failed and I had a reaction to it so I didn't actually have it since it was really there for like, 3 minutes.

user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
31st Aug '11

My mom did, haha.

[{M.C. 2 kids; Saint Petersburg, Florida 11613 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting A.s.h.l.e.y.:" I go to get induced tomorrow and I think my doctor is going to use Pitocin on me to help start labor. ... [snip!] ... went without the epi when being induced this way? I hear that Pitocin makes contractions much stronger and labor lasts longer."


I am a wimp.. :( so i went with the epi.

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7414 posts
31st Aug '11

No pain meds what so ever.....only a few painful contractions and my labor was only 4 hrs start to finish!!

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
31st Aug '11

I had Pitocin, wasn't induced, and have 3 failed epidurals.



The pit is NO fun!

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24444 posts
31st Aug '11

i had pitocin and no epidural. the pitocin did make my contractions a lot worse, and i also had back labor which i've heard from some people that it's worse than regular contractions. it sucked but i was against an epidural forn the beginning...i absoultely HATE needles and there was no way a needle that big was going into my back. lol

MacBeth75 Due February 17 (girl); 33 kids; Kure Beach, North Carolina 2857 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting A.s.h.l.e.y.:" I go to get induced tomorrow and I think my doctor is going to use Pitocin on me to help start labor. ... [snip!] ... went without the epi when being induced this way? I hear that Pitocin makes contractions much stronger and labor lasts longer."


I had pitocin and the contractions were really strong and very close together. By the time I was 7cm I was exhausted and in so much pain because I wasn't getting a break from the contractions. I agreed to get an epi but it failed because I had so much fluid trapped in my body. So, I had no choice but to go natural and it sucked for me! Very, very painful and exhausting. Everyone is different though so you do what's best for you. I'd do it all over again to have my baby boy! Best wishes to you mama! :)



user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting Atticus's Mommy:" No pain meds what so ever.....only a few painful contractions and my labor was only 4 hrs start to finish!!"


I hate you. Pushing along was almost 4 hours ): Glad you had an easy labor. I'm jealous, and bitter hahah

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7414 posts
31st Aug '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting mama BAWSE!:</b>" I hate you. Pushing along was almost 4 hours ): Glad you had an easy labor. I'm jealous, and bitter hahah"</blockquote>




LOL....I can only HOPE this one will be as easy as the 1st. The likelyhood of me deliverying early is high.

user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting Atticus's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mama BAWSE!:</b>" I hate you. Pushing along was almost 4 hours ... [snip!] ... LOL....I can only HOPE this one will be as easy as the 1st. The likelyhood of me deliverying early is high."


Well I hope you have another easy labor! When do you get to find out what you're having?

Marthie081807 Due September 22 (girl); Georgia 22 posts
31st Aug '11
Quoting A.s.h.l.e.y.:" I go to get induced tomorrow and I think my doctor is going to use Pitocin on me to help start labor. ... [snip!] ... went without the epi when being induced this way? I hear that Pitocin makes contractions much stronger and labor lasts longer."


is there a reason you need to be induced?



I've done a lot of research on Pitocin and the potential risks are pretty dire:( I hear that Pitocin contractions are much much stronger and more painful than natural ones. I've also read that inductions contractions are ineffectual because it causes muscles to contract at the wrong times.



I do not mean to be a bad news bearer. I just hope you are completely informed before going through something unnecessary.



According to the FDA Pitocin is actually not approved for pregnant women. Here's a link talking about it: http://www.birthroutes.com/home/2010/5/30/pitocin-not-approved-by-the-fda-for-elective-or-non-medical.html



or



http://www.aimsusa.org/obstetricdrugs.htm



I'm sorry if this is unwanted information...I wish you the best of luck!

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7414 posts
31st Aug '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting mama BAWSE!:</b>" Well I hope you have another easy labor! When do you get to find out what you're having?"</blockquote>




I hope so.....I hope the preclampsia stays away this time!!



My doctor scheduled my ultrasound Sept 21st....so crossing our fingers the baby shows his or her goodies lol

*Mrs. Dwyer* 4 kids; Maple Plain, Minnesota 3237 posts
31st Aug '11

both of mine were induced my first labor was 12hours and I got the epi, my second was 6 hours and I didn't get it and was so thankful that I did it all by myself! And I have back labor :(

ttcyoung Due September 29 (girl); Florida 1 posts
1st Sep '11

Don't let anyone scare you about being induced with a bunch of statistics and articles.. You and your LO will be just fine :D I'm being induced on the 23rd for SPD, GD, and hypertension and I am nervous too about the pain as I do NOT handle pain well at all. Just remember it will all be worth it!!!