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user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
30th Oct '12

I don't doubt my reasons to be induced or ultimately have the C-Section, but sometimes I read stories like all of these and I just cry. I wanted that so bad. I fought so hard my entire pregnancy so that I could have a natural birth. I didn't get an epi even through a 28 hour induction with pitocin, which I'm proud of, but I still wish I could have pulled through it.

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
30th Oct '12

It isnt horrible, nothing to fear. I had both mine vaginal. And plan have my 3rd same way. With the epidural and everything going on you wont feel it be honest. I torn with my first baby and I didnt feel it. My second no joke I didnt even realize he was out already I didnt even push but 3 times and 15 mins he was out.

Charlee ♥ Jensen 3 kids; Iowa 56325 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting E.P. Mom:" I loved those things, I felt like an old grandma, but like an idiot i brought sexy panties to the hospital, hahaha... oops "


I cried when I had to throw mine away :oops:

vajayna 18 kids; Kentucky 4552 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting I ♥ Charlee & bean:" I cried when I had to throw mine away :oops: "


haha, i bought a pack of hanes her way & dealt with it lol. doing the same this time around! also, what pads would be good? its been a couple years since i had sebby. & i never ever have a period!

Charlee ♥ Jensen 3 kids; Iowa 56325 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting .jayna.:" haha, i bought a pack of hanes her way & dealt with it lol. doing the same this time around! also, what pads would be good? its been a couple years since i had sebby. & i never ever have a period!"


For right after birth, LONG ass pads. I got Always... Seriously the LONG ones lol
And stock up on Resinol (behind the pharmacy counter)...it works better than Desitin and you will probably get "diaper" rash on your bum.

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting .jayna.:" haha, i bought a pack of hanes her way & dealt with it lol. doing the same this time around! also, what pads would be good? its been a couple years since i had sebby. & i never ever have a period!"


"Always " or atleast that what I like use when I have use them.

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" I don't doubt my reasons to be induced or ultimately have the C-Section, but sometimes I read stories ... [snip!] ... get an epi even through a 28 hour induction with pitocin, which I'm proud of, but I still wish I could have pulled through it. "


Jesuschrist, props for going that damn long! I went 19 hours with the induction meds before I got an epi... it was hell. I couldn't imagine having gone a minute longer, I wanted to die at that point :?
How did you end up with the section, if you don't mind me asking?
They were threatening me with a section because I stopped progressing twice, even on the drip, and she was back-to-back and only turned at the very last minute.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting Jᴇᴢ:" Jesuschrist, props for going that damn long! I went 19 hours with the induction meds before I got an ... [snip!] ... because I stopped progressing twice, even on the drip, and she was back-to-back and only turned at the very last minute."


I labored on my own for over a week before the induction, and despite pitocin and having my water broken, I never dilated past 2cm. I went to the hospital at that and before my C-Section I had actually regressed down to 1cm because everything was so swollen. We found out later that I had scar tissue on m cervix that kept me from dilating. It was removed during my section and I'll get a laproscopy if I ever find out I'm pregnant again to take care of the rest so that hopefully I can labor on my own naturally and deliver without too much medical intervention.

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1722 posts
30th Oct '12

I don't want to say my vbac was terrible, but it wasn't pretty and I would still only have a c section if absolutely necessary. I was in labor for 25 hours with contractions 2 minutes apart the entire time and my delivery was over an hour, I was cut and almost all the way through. I had an awful lot of stitches. I passed out after I had him because I hadn't slept in almost 30 hours because the contractions wouldn't let me and when I woke up I was able to walk and encouraged to walk and be active as long as I wasn't lifting anything. I had an epidural about 16 hours into my labor so honestly, I couldn't feel shit during delivery. It was hard, but it didn't hurt. Okay, it was REALLY hard lol, but it was worth it. I would and hope to do it again (only hopefully without the induction this time ;) )

MommyCaroline 1 child; California 19978 posts
30th Oct '12

look into https://www.hypnobabies.com/



This can really help you through actual labor and delivery. Here is a video of a HB birth:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQc06TN3vcI

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
30th Oct '12

I pushed all mine out and it was like this (sorry for the TMI)



Ya got really bad period cramps then the cramp just seem to come back to back.
Next thing you know you have this overwhelming urge to take a massive shit and can't get to the toilet fast enough.:shock: lmao.
A few pushes later, ya baby is in ya arms.
They say I go quick and easy...I don't rip or none of that.
The only problem I have is, it burns to pee after having that damn cath. in for sooo long and once you are in you cant eat until after baby is born:(
Just chill and go with the flow. you will be aiight. :wink:

PokkaDotts 2 kids; Cranbrook, British Columbia 1777 posts
31st Oct '12

I am sooo terrified of a csection! My vaginal birth was worthwhile, my water broke but I wouldn't progress fast enough, they eventually induced me and I got the epi, so it didn't hurt too bad until the very end, when my epi started wearing off. And then, as soon as he was out the pain was gone (after stitches of course). It burned to pee for a couple weeks, but that's easily manageable with the spray bottle they give you.

I'mOnFire 1 child; Kentucky 2133 posts
31st Oct '12
Quoting Kennedi's Momma:" It's like pooping. Sort of. You may actually poop. Lol. I was terrified because they started talking c section. That scared me."


They did this to me too. I was determined to have my son naturally. I didn't like the sound of an abdominal surgery in any way. I would take squeezing a human out of my vag any day over a c section. After the pain people go through healing and stuff. Its nothing like that vaginally unless you have to be stitched like i was.. That hurt for about a week or two but after that i was peachy. No six week healing process shit.