Quoting Mother of One plus One:" Seem<blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" I would do a water birth in ... [snip!] ... I did. I should have went home. I had cervadil,petossin(sp?) And then a csection. I was like a week over due. It was wack."
Yeah I ended up with cervidil with my son because I was 10 days overdue and not dilated, never felt a contraction, etc etc.
They gave me that at night and said to go to sleep and they would start pitocin in the morning. They gave me an ambien to sleep but all it did was smurf me up bad like I was drunk. I couldn't walk and was slurring my words. Then my water broke and I forced myself to take a lap before my contractions hit hard. I was still out of it and in so much pain and I couldn't remember anything I learned about breathing or positions to help the pain. They gave me an IV drug because I didnt want the epidural. When it wore off an hour later I asked for more and they said I couldnt have more I could only get the epidural. I held off for another hour or two and then gave in because they kept pressuring me about it. The epidural only lasted 45 minutes and it took the anesthesiologist another hour to get back around to me after it wore off. By then I told her to forget it just leave me alone because I never wanted the freaking thing in the first place and I was regretting it. Next thing I knew I was ready to start pushing, my OB didnt believe me so I had to INSIST that she check me and what do you know? I was 10 cm. She said she needed to go get changed and she'd be back. She came back 20 minutes later as I pushed my son out.
Altogether my labor was 7 1/2 hours from the time my water broke until the time my son was born but it was a miserable 7 1/2 hours and because of the ambien I only remember bits and pieces and then I slept the entire day(he was born at 9:30am) and missed his first bath etc.
AND they were still trying to give me the pitocin at 7am as planned I was like I'VE DILATED 7CM IN 5 HOURS I DON'T NEED IT!!!!!!!!
Anyway every midwife I've talked to said the rule is, second labor is half the time. They said I'm going to be one of the ones where they're arriving just as the baby is being pushed out lol so hopefully it stands true and I will have a nice clear headed calm 4 hour labor and birth lol