I arrived at the hospital at 12am April 3rd to be induced. I was now a week over due. Got registered in and induced at 1:30am. Started feeling contractions at 2am. At 6am I decided to get an epi because my doctor was gonna break my water at 6:30am. The guy came to do my epi and he was supposedly in a hurry because he didn't even let the area numb before putting in my epi. After he was done he tried to pump the epi in my back and it wouldn't budge so he looked for kinks in the line and there wasn't any. So he thinks it kinked in my back somewhere. Well he was in such a hurry for this stupid shift change that he left the epi line in my back and told me to wait for the next shift to deal with it. The next guy came in ( omg he is cute. Ooops did I say that? Lol.. If only I was single haha) and redid my epi. Once he got it in and pumped the epi in I was in heaven with the numbing. At that time it was 7:30 am. My doc had came in at 6:30 to break my water and told me shed wait til the epi was fixed before she broke my water. The second they went to lay me down so the epi can set in my body, my water broke on its own. My doc came in and checked the fluid and hooked my baby up to an internal monitor so we could take the external one off. As I laid there I was going crazy being left on my back while the epi continued to spread down my body. I felt a huge burst of energy on my legs and hated I couldn't do anything about it. Finally the nurses came in at 8 to roll me on my right side. While I laid there I started to be able to move my legs and feet. 8:30 I started to feel my contractions again. Each one getting stronger and stronger. I was 6cm by then and it felt like my pelvic bone was breaking I was in so much pain. By 9 am I could control both of my legs and feel them again. I called the nurses and they said I'm suppose to feel like that. I told them hell the f**k no I'm not. I had a baby before this and I was way more comfortable than this. I felt nothing with my oldest except the last half hr. 9:30am I was 7cm and I was feeling everything. My dad was sitting next to me saying I'm a big baby. I told him to have the baby then lol. Then he'd say "I can't feel a thing" I looked at him and gave him the finger. We were both being sarcastic with each other. We are always like that. My baby daddy asked what he can do to help me out. I told him to bring the epi guy up there so I can strangle him. Well he did go to the nurses station ask asked if there is anything we can do to further my comfort. (I'm not a crazy labor person. I just gripped the side bars and moaned a little while I was contracting every 3 minutes.) the nurses got the epi guy to come in and give me two things if epi cuz somehow my levels had dropped. The 2 things he gave me didn't do crap for me. This was at 10. As I sat up so he could do that I noticed I could deal with the contractions better than I did on my sides laying down. At 10:30 I was rechecked and I was 8cm. They let me stay seated up for 30 more min the. They laid me back on my side with one leg elevated at 11am. Once I had my first contraction like that I went to tears it hurt so bad. My mom came over to me and tried to get me to breathe right. I was put on oxygen because I was starting to hyperventilate. She was stroking my hair and the second I looked at her still crying she broke down and cried with me. She told me she went through the same thing with me so she feels my pain. My pitocin induced pain. I got check at 11:30 am by my doc and she said I was 9cm and very stretchy and I can start pushing. I looked at my mom and was like no I can't do this. My baby daddy asked if I could do it or to see if we need to do a section. My mom looked right at him pissed off for mentioning c section and said csection is out of the question. She is gonna push this baby out. I have faith she can do it. I started pushing at 11:52 with every last ounce of energy I had left. The doc kept encouraging me to keep pushing and that the baby was coming out beautifully. I stopped to catch my breathe once the head was out. Then the shoulders came and I screamed at the top of my lungs cuz it hurt worse than the head did. And with one last push 3 min later she was out and the pain was gone. I looked at my mom with a smile on my face saying "oh my god I did it. Thank you." I ended up with a 1 degree tear when her shoulders had came out. They laid her ontop of me so I could see her beautiful face. When took her to do the things they have to do with her I sat there very pleased with myself for actually not giving up and going for a csection. I DID IT WITHOUT PAIN MEDS. My daughter was here and she was 5lbs 15oz and 18inches.
Link doesn't work, but congratulations!! :)
<blockquote><b>Quoting GavinsMomJohnnysWife:</b>" Link doesn't work, but congratulations!! :)"</blockquote>
I tried. I'll try again when I get home to a computer.
congrats on the newb
you had an epi. epi=/= pain med free
<blockquote><b>Quoting La~La:</b>" congrats on the newb BUT you had an epi. epi=/= pain med free"</blockquote>
It only worked for an hr. I was no longer numb anywhere by 9am... I was able to get up and walk after I had her.
Congrats on baby girl!! :)
<blockquote><b>Quoting Krista+baby Gracie:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting La~La:</b>" congrats on the newb BUT you had an epi. epi=/= ... [snip!] ... It only worked for an hr. I was no longer numb anywhere by 9am... I was able to get up and walk after I had her."</blockquote>
Still, it wasn't pain med free.
Omg congrats! I must still have some hormones left over from pregnancy because I really just got teary eyed reading how much pain you went through! Like I really felt like I was there! Lol
Congrats on your new addition! hope y'all are doing great! :D
Who cares about the dumb screwed up epi....You are strong Mama!! Congratulations on birthing your beautiful baby girl :D
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" Who cares about the dumb screwed up epi....You are strong Mama!! Congratulations on birthing your beautiful baby girl :D"
Quoting Krista+baby Gracie:" It only worked for an hr. I was no longer numb anywhere by 9am... I was able to get up and walk after I had her."
I got up and walked right after I delivered the after birth and was stitched up without an issue and I had an epi. They wear off quick I guess.
Anyway, so tiny... Congrats on her.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Leash25:</b>" Omg congrats! I must still have some hormones left over from pregnancy because I really just got teary eyed reading how much pain you went through! Like I really felt like I was there! Lol"</blockquote>
Thanks. OMG I felt like I was getting murdered from the inside. I wanted to jump out of my body and run away. I probably could have handled labor a lil better like that if I went into labor in my own. The last hr I couldn't sit still and wanted to beat on something. I grabbedy baby daddy's hand just before I got checked last and he told me to I was gonna put him in the hospital with a broken hand I was gripping so hard. The doc swore I had some type if epi left that she stitched me without a numbing shot. I felt the needle penetrate and get the tread follow through. Thank god it was only 3 times before she cut it and finished.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Naturally Alternative~23w:</b>" I got up and walked right after I delivered the after birth and was stitched up without an issue and I had an epi. They wear off quick I guess. Anyway, so tiny... Congrats on her."</blockquote>
With my daughter I was still weak to stand up 2 hrs after the epi was turned off. My newest baby I felt everything. All the way down to the stitches cuz the docs believed I was still numb and I wasn't and screamed at them saying I wasn't. In the end I was very proud of myself. More so that I had it pitocin induced and did it. I wish I could have handled it better than I did at the end. It actually encouraged me to try all natural with NATURAL labor for the next baby. I got induced cuz I couldn't wait any long because of financial issues I'd have if I waited another week.