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Mama's who had inductions! Jess Barnes Due August 12; 1 child; 59 posts
9th Apr '13

I was just curious if you had your water broke, did that hurt? I heard it's just uncomfortable like a vaginal exam since the amniotic sac has no nerves. Also, if you had this done with a combination of Pitocin, how quickly did your labor take effect? How long did it last? Did you have an epidural/pain meds? I know every woman is different, but it's always helpful to hear other experiences! Thanks! :)

Jess Barnes Due August 12; 1 child; 59 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting Jess Barnes:" I was just curious if you had your water broke, did that hurt? I heard it's just uncomfortable like a ... [snip!] ... you have an epidural/pain meds? I know every woman is different, but it's always helpful to hear other experiences! Thanks! :)"


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snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting Jess Barnes:" I was just curious if you had your water broke, did that hurt? I heard it's just uncomfortable like a ... [snip!] ... you have an epidural/pain meds? I know every woman is different, but it's always helpful to hear other experiences! Thanks! :)"


I've only seen one induction do a pain med free delivery. Pitocin makes contractions stronger and more painful. To the point that many doctors will have them get the epidural first then start the pit even if they aren't in pain yet.



everyone is different for Pitocin. Some people just get a "whiff" of it.. we barely start it and they take off. Often breaking the water is all that is needed. Actually, I've read research studies that say breaking the water is the most effective induction method. Others end up on high doses. It has more to do with their body, and how ready the cervix is.



I've had women deliver a couple hours after water is broken.. and I've been there getting off work for others at 7 and doctor broke their water, and I returned at 11 at night to deliver the baby.



how painful it is... also has to do with the woman. sorry to sound crude.. but size of her vagina will dictate how uncomfortable any vaginal procedure is. How higher her cervix is, and how dilated she is will also factor in on how uncomfortable oit is when she is ruptured

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
9th Apr '13

Breaking water didn't hurt for me. When I had twins I got putocin at like 12-1 and by 6:30 they were both born. With my first baby it took 12 hrs and about the same with my second child.

Tiffany Knickerbocker 19 kids; Indiana 519 posts
9th Apr '13

I was induced with both my first two. whay i felt before my water broke was like period cramps. As soon as my water broke Hard labor hit.

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1472 posts
9th Apr '13

with my 1st i had pitocin and my water broke on its own after about 4 or 5 hrs. with the second they first started me with cervidil then after a few hrs the foley bulb. once i was dialated to a 5 they broke my water. it did not hurt. then they started the pitocin. i had an epi with both. i still felt alot with my 2nd though. they had to keep giving me extra pain meds to help

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy Due September 10; 2 kids; 4 angel babies; California 29988 posts
9th Apr '13

with my DS i was on pitocin for 30 hours at 3cms making zero progress and then they broke my water i had him 2 hours later. With my DD i was on pitocin they broke my water at 4cms and i had her an hour later lol breaking my water is what puts me in labor. And when they broke my water it never hurt.

Blair Nealey 2 kids; Darlington, South Carolina 312 posts
9th Apr '13

I was induced and when they broke my water I was having a conversation with DH and didn't really feel anything until it felt like I had badly peed myself. After the doctor broke my water I started feeling contractions about 30 minutes later and was in labor 7 1/2 hours. I did get an epidural but it didn't work as well as I expected. I'm going to try my best to not get one this time around

TMNT mama(Gryffindor) TBT 1 child; Seabrook, New Hampshire 1629 posts
9th Apr '13

Every women's different I was induced at 7 am and they broke my water at 8 am I didn't have my son til 731 Pam and when they broke my water I didn't feel a thing except it felt like I had peed myself

lovemylittleladies 2 kids; Michigan 1271 posts
9th Apr '13

They did cervadil to soften my cervix. Once that was done they started Pitocin. Once i was dilated to 4cm they broke my water. Breaking the water didn't hurt at all just a little uncomfortable for a second or two. After they broke the water, the contractions got quite a bit stronger. Never dilated past 4cm however. After 32hrs of labor i ended up having a c-section.



Also, i had an epidural but after my water was broken.

Veronica ♫ 1 child; Fort Worth, Texas 201 posts
9th Apr '13

I was induced at 8am. they broke my water around 9am (it was sort of a pinch). They gave me an epidural not too long after that and I felt nothing till baby was ready to come out. I was in labor for 15 hrs (total, I had been in natural labor since about 3 am) I pushed for about an hr. Pushing was very hard considering I was numb from the waste down.

October2011 Due April 3; 1 child; Pennsylvania 6494 posts
9th Apr '13

pitocin will up the pain like a mother! oof. My induction took forever, but thats cause i wasnt dilated at all, so i had 2 and a half days of cervidil before i got pitocin..then it was all downhill form there.

materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
9th Apr '13

I had an epidural before the pit and water breaking, so I didn't feel anything
It started at 9am and I had her at 4pm

Mommy to munchkin 17 kids; Bandera, Texas 1229 posts
9th Apr '13

I had the pit around 6am they broke my water at 9 and when they did I went from a 3 to a 6 instantly and babygirl at 10:40am that same morning. I didnt feel them breaking my water though because I got my epi.around 7 that morn.

Fur_Cue 4 kids; Dundee, United Kingdom 1222 posts
9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jess Barnes:</b>" I was just curious if you had your water broke, did that hurt? I heard it's just uncomfortable like a ... [snip!] ... you have an epidural/pain meds? I know every woman is different, but it's always helpful to hear other experiences! Thanks! :)"</blockquote>



I was induced using Prostaglandin tablet and gel.. It took five days of contracting like a bugger but exactly an hour before they had enough and where taking me down to forcibly break my waters even thought had hardly dilated, they broke naturally