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out of curiosity... *~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
15th Apr '13

What helped you with dealing with the pain during labor? If you've had one completely natural and one with pitocin; was the pitocin birth really much worse than the non-pitocin birth? (I'm hoping to not be induced with this one or need pitocin...) I know I've still got a ways to go, just wanted to ask...

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
15th Apr '13

Breatheing and watching t.v.



I don't know about a non-pitocin birth because I was induced but I labored until 8 cm (with no support :( ) before I gave into getting an epidural at the last moment. I still regret it but the poor excuse for a man I was with at the time slept through everything except when it was actually time to push.



I'm not sure what I'm going to do this labor.



Edit: I was in labor for a long time. I went into it at 4 in the morning labored all that day, all that night, then had him the next morning. I"m not sure what time, I didn't sleep at all until after he was born. Everything is pretty fuzzy.

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
15th Apr '13

I had Pitocin with my first two labors. They were pain med free. I don't honestly think they were WORSE than my third and fourth which had no Pitocin or pain meds but the first two did take longer. My labors were 4-6 hours long, 3-4 hours long, 2-3 hours long, and 40 minutes long, that was from the beginning of real labor contractions to birth



btw I didn't even answer your original question sorry, I really just managed with the idea that it will be over soon and I would have my baby with me. I am sure I tried breathing. I walked a lot with my second two labors, (wasn't allowed with my first two) I ended up on oxygen with my 2nd only because they wouldn't let me up.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
15th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:</b>" What helped you with dealing with the pain during labor? If you've had one completely natural and one ... [snip!] ... (I'm hoping to not be induced with this one or need pitocin...) I know I've still got a ways to go, just wanted to ask... "</blockquote>



My first labor was only cervidil and it was not bad hot showers helped me through the pain till she started comin down and preparing for birth lol .....my second I had pitocin cause my water was leaking and it's not that they were more painful just stronger and more frequent ten ones with cervidil so I coped out with pitocin and got the epidural ...however it only got one side and numbed a little bit on the other and I only had the Epi for an hour before he was born

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Katie♥Hippoand#2:" Breatheing and watching t.v. I don't know about a non-pitocin birth because I was induced but I labored ... [snip!] ... at the time slept through everything except when it was actually time to push. I'm not sure what I'm going to do this labor."


that's just sad. :\ I'm sorry you had to go through it alone. Even the guy I was with when I had DS was awake and at least somewhat supportive. (though his brother was the one who kept asking me if I needed anything lol) I didn't have pain meds with my first, but it's been so long...

Susie **Jayden & Jacob's 2 kids; SYLMAR, CA, United States 237 posts
15th Apr '13

I couldn't stay still because the pain was bad so i walk a lot inside my room. When the pain would come I would bend down in bed, then up again an walk. It also help me dilate that much faster. I did it for a while then couldn't take it and got medication for pain. Good luck!

Gemmas mommy! 1 child; Deposit, New York 1893 posts
15th Apr '13

I was in labor for 50 ours after about 45 hours of it they gave me pitocen(sp) after they gave me that it was a lot worse for me. Nothing really made the pain go away or feel better , I had back labor do it was horrible and I did it all natural. I ff alot of yelling at people tho. Lol. Gl.

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" that's just sad. :\ I'm sorry you had to go through it alone. Even the guy I was with when I had DS ... [snip!] ... was the one who kept asking me if I needed anything lol) I didn't have pain meds with my first, but it's been so long... "


Aw thanks.
At the time I didn't understand how shitty it was for that but now I'm amazed how blind I was to how much of a douche he is.



Luckily even though I'm not with the dad of this one he would be supportive, it just depends if he can get back for it.

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22036 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" What helped you with dealing with the pain during labor? If you've had one completely natural and one ... [snip!] ... (I'm hoping to not be induced with this one or need pitocin...) I know I've still got a ways to go, just wanted to ask... "


i bit my knuckle on my thumb.

**Cali's Mommie**[EBF] 2 kids; San Jacinto, California 661 posts
15th Apr '13

i just concentrated alot on the pain and had my dad rub my lower back! BD was sleeping the whole time with my labor as well but hes a POS and this time around i plan on going natural again!

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
15th Apr '13

I didn't have any pain meds with DS3 and doctor ended up giving me Pitocin because after he broke my water my contractions pretty much stopped. We sat there for a bit waiting for it to work and it did nothing. Even after he was out I didn't feel anything. It was weird. Didn't even feel like I had a baby.

lamr - 02-08-13-21 2 kids; Crazytown, ON, Canada 6007 posts
15th Apr '13

I had two completely natural births. Having someone massage my lower back during contractions really helped. I also had back labour with both of them.

MiddayHavoc 1 child; Louisiana 740 posts
15th Apr '13

I had a natural birth (no induction/pitocin) and walking in my room helped until the contractions were so strong I couldn't walk, then I sat on an excercise ball and bounced. When the ball was no longer helping I got on my elbows and knees in the bed and had my sister and DH rub my back.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" What helped you with dealing with the pain during labor? If you've had one completely natural and one ... [snip!] ... (I'm hoping to not be induced with this one or need pitocin...) I know I've still got a ways to go, just wanted to ask... "

I kind of meditated in a way by breathing through the pain, I also had my mom and husband in the room and they made things much better for me. This time I'm taking my hubby's tablet to play angry birds and get my frustration out lol. The best thing for me was distraction it really helps take you away from thinking about the pain too much.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
15th Apr '13

Thanks ladies for sharing your experiences. :-) I'll def try some of these if DH would be willing to do some if them lol.