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Cast Your Vote:

    • yes they gave me pit to " help things along" -- Votes: 18
    • No, they let my body do its thing, and i had my baby without Pit -- Votes: 24
    • They tried to get me to agree to Pit. -- Votes: 2
    • I asked for Pit.. -- Votes: 1
If you started labor natural?water broke... Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
21st Dec '12

and you were having normal contractions and progessing like normal, did you get pitocin?



I just dont understand how MOST people from what Ive seen get pitocin to "help things along" when most really dont need it...
i think its for money honestly, giving pit costs more money and helps the pharmacy...it also increass your chance of a c-section which gives the doctors and hosptials more money too.... i really dont think its a coincidence....

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63818 posts
21st Dec '12

Yes. I didn't want it. I refused it for hours, but eventually my doctor talked me into it. I wasn't progressing fast enough and my doctor was worried about infection, since my membranes had ruptured, so he augmented my labor with Pitocin.

❥Me&Boogaman 1 child; Columbus, Georgia 3000 posts
21st Dec '12

My water broke naturally, but I think they did give me a dose of Pitocin to speed things up after I had been in labor 12+ hours.

BabyJsMama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Thailand 4358 posts
21st Dec '12

I was 9 days overdue, my water broke that am 14 hours later after walking and walking and walking I was only a 4.5 they gave me pitocin to speed it up some.

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17; 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
21st Dec '12

Nope I stayed at home as long as possible so they wouldn't try to convince me at a vulnerable moment.



I did have a fast labor though, started at 5am, I left home at 7am and had my son 8:28am. I was a 6 when I got there and water broke when I threw up lol

ModernMan'sHustle ♥ 1 child; Akron, Ohio 983 posts
21st Dec '12

I refused until I gave in...I went hours between 4cm and 5cm. Like 5 or 6 hours. After the pitocin I went from 5-10 in 3 hours. The contractions got worse but nothing unbearable. I would do it again next time if necessary!

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
21st Dec '12

No, I didn't get pit.

TTC Queen Bee 82 kids; California 3505 posts
21st Dec '12

I refused pitocin at first then accepted it later when I got an epidural and my progression stopped. I wouldn't have accepted it if things were moving along on their own.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63818 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting TTC Queen Bee [expecting]:" I refused pitocin at first then accepted it later when I got an epidural and my progression stopped. I wouldn't have accepted it if things were moving along on their own."


You're pregnant! Congrats! How are things going so far?

Dr. Elliot Reid 1 child; New Zealand 8808 posts
21st Dec '12

My water broke naturally, then I got to 8cm by myself and things just stopped so I had to have the pit. I think there is some connection between water breaking on its own before contractions, and c sections. Because I very nearly needed a c-sec, and a few people I know (whos water broke before contractions) ended up having c-secs after waiting for nature to do its thing, and failing.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30; 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
21st Dec '12

Natural labor, no pitocin, I think it's because I used a midwife over an OB.



I also didn't really know I was in labor and got to the hospital at 8cm, but my son DID get stuck, I sat at 8cm for two hours and they almost decided to go for an emergency c-section, luckily, I sat on the toilet and i guess gravity worked and after about 15 minutes of that, things finally got going again and I was able to push.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting TTC Queen Bee [expecting]:" I refused pitocin at first then accepted it later when I got an epidural and my progression stopped. I wouldn't have accepted it if things were moving along on their own."


omgosh! your pregnant! congrats!!!!!!!!!

TTC Queen Bee 82 kids; California 3505 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" You're pregnant! Congrats! How are things going so far?"


Thank you!! I'm not pregnant myself, my DH's aunt is our surrogate and she is pregnant :) We just had our first ultrasound this morning and everything is looking great!

Mama Rachael♥ 17 kids; Asheville, North Carolina 15828 posts
21st Dec '12

Nope, they let me do it on my own. They mentioned if I didn't start progressing more they may have to (i had been there awhile and when my water broke it was green) but I was dehydrated and as soon as I got a bag of fluids i progressed quickly.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63818 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting TTC Queen Bee [expecting]:" Thank you!! I'm not pregnant myself, my DH's aunt is our surrogate and she is pregnant :) We just had our first ultrasound this morning and everything is looking great!"


Either way, congrats!