Quoting Carissa's mommy:" Your so lucky you got to at least have your first 2 naturally. I went through labor for 4 days they finally ... [snip!] ... upset I wanted so badly to have the natural birth. I get one more try and then I will never get to experience a natural birth"
I'm sorry you went through all of that and for so long *hugs* My 1st was vaginally but with an epidural so I didn't really experience much there since i felt NOTHING at all BUT my 2nd was vaginally with NO epi and NO pain meds, its was an amazing-misery..it went so fast, got to the hospital around 5 pm and had her 2hrs later, but I pretty much experienced most of my 2nd's labor at home, was hurting all morn then finally went in , in the afternoon. She was out in a 7min push!
Everything went right/normal/perfect with my 1st 2 kids, I went into labor on my own , baby came 1-2 days before my DD, everything was great, including my pregnacy with them.
My 3rd was backwards.! My morning sickness was worse, I lost 17 lbs in the first trimester. I developed carpal tunnel at 24/25 wks and that is when I said goodbye to sleep, I would wake up EVERY SINGLE night 3-4x a night in pain and could not sleep I would cry too bc it was awful and I was so exhausted with missing sleep bc of the carpal tunnel and running a business 6days a week 10-12 hrs a day and take care of 2 kids. I couldnt even really comb my daughters and my hair, tie shoes. It went away went DS was born, some women develop carpal tunnel in pregnacy wehn the baby is pressing on a nerve and there is nothing you can do till baby is born.
Then I went 41wks and had to be induced. I was upset and disappointed. I just wouldnt go into labor on my own(they think maybe, maybe they calculated my dd wrong) So they induced me at 41wksdue to the placenta possibly aging, and my inducement was going good and fast(went from 2cm to 7 in just a few hours) and it was with NO epi , the pain was brutal hell, At 7cm they turned off the pitocin bc baby was in distress and once they turned off the pitocin everything stopped, no more contarctions no more dialting, plus when they broke my water meconium appeared...plus the worry that my baby was big and he was 9lbs 13oz...so with ALL of that they decided c-sec to be best...I went through so much pain for it to end in c-sec, I was trauamtized by it for a week...but my recovery did go very well......
Well I guess I just shared "My Labor Story"
Please excuse any typos, I was typing fast!