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
user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 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!"

so awesome! so happy for you guys! sticky baby dust to that little bean :)

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

Thanks so much ladies :)

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
21st Dec '12

Didnt need it with my first. I was 8 by the time we reached the hospital and delivered less than an hour after getting there.

With my daughter I was sort of induced. I was at 5 cm with regular contractions so they broke my water and started a tiny bit of pitocin to keep things moving. She was born 36 minutes later.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
21st Dec '12

I went from 0cm to 7cm in 5 hours and they were still trying to give me pit :roll:

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 6244 posts
21st Dec '12

I came in dilated to a 5 and my Doctor gave me pitocin because my contractions weren't picking up on the monitors.
So he said they weren't strong enough to make any progression.
But I was having back labor.

I think he was full of shit because I was hardly dilated to 1 at my appointment 4 days before.

Mama McNeely 2 kids; Bremerton, Washington 5117 posts
21st Dec '12

I was only dilated 1 cm for my induction. They used a foley bulb which got me to a 4. Then later on my water broke on its own and when they checked me I was 7cm. After that I got the epi which didnt work. Started pushing a couple hours later. My induction wasn't bad. I hated that Foley bulb though. Like a fuckin huge catheter.

Michelle Parchert Due May 12 (boy); 1 child; Australia 44 posts
22nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" and you were having normal contractions and progessing like normal, did you get pitocin? I just dont ... [snip!] ... your chance of a c-section which gives the doctors and hosptials more money too.... i really dont think its a coincidence...."</blockquote>

I'm pretty sure pitocin is called syntocinon here in Aus. I laboured without it (was preterm and they had tried unsuccessfully to stop it) but for stage 2 I was given a bit as apparently my contractions were starting to die off/DD's HR was slowing. I remember some things really clearly and others not at all.

I'll get around to posting DDs birth story one day lol

Miles Joseph ♡ 1 child; 2 angel babies; Elizabeth, WV, United States 5968 posts
22nd Dec '12

After my water broke [on its own] miles arrived 2 hours later.

Ace of Bace 1 child; New Bern, North Carolina 1657 posts
28th Dec '12

I was in labor for almost 24 hrs and they never even brought it up. Thank goodness... I maybe would have accepted it just cuz i let the pros do their thing, but I know I wouldn't have wanted it