I had preeclampsia with my first baby. I wasn't diagnosed until I was almost 40 weeks anyway. I was induced (with pitocin) the day of my due date. My labor was 5 hours.
Now I am having baby number 2. I've been losing weight and doing really well to control the preeclampsia. The midwife said that this labor could be much longer because I don't have preeclampsia this time.
I'm wondering if anybody has had a similar experience. Labor is supposed to be shorter with the second baby, but is a labor really less painful without the pitocin?
What are your experiences?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:20 AM on Mar. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by actress at 1:28 AM on Mar. 19, 2009
Answer by gaamom at 9:04 AM on Mar. 19, 2009