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How did the delivery of your children go? Did you get an epidural, pain medication or go without anything?

Moms, please just share your stories and no bashing please.

I wanted to go without any medication but the labor wasn't going to well and the pain got the best of me so I got demerol to help. I really don't feel that it helped with the pain at all. I had to get a episiotomy, they had to use the plunger, and two different sizes of forceps... finally my son came out... lol.

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Asked by ProudMom_5703 at 12:23 PM on Nov. 11, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • water broke around 11 pm. I got to hosp around midnight after calls to doc and all. Got my 2 bags of fluid and started pushing when the anestist got there (I cannot spell that word!) DIdn't get any drugs. Pushed maybe 3 times and dd was out at 2:49 am. I tore. The worse part was getting the pain meds shot into the site of the tear. It burned beyond belief. Compared to that, the baby was nothing.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • No pain meds with all 3. I was in a lot of pain but after having our first w/out anything, and I could get up, shower, and not be confined to the bed, I decided to do the same with the last 2. I tore with our first, only 3 stitches. I was very fortunate to have 3 normal preganacies, and 3 very healthy babies. We are very blessed.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:28 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I was induced due to high BP 8 days before my due date. I asked for Cytotec first, since they hospital didn't have Cervidil and my cervix wasn't ready for labor yet. At about 8:00 (4 hours after the administration of the Cytotec) we started on Pitocin. I had a birth plan that all my nurses had read, and that was nice, except that I forgot to tell everyone that I had different expectations of myself going in for an induction, and wanted to use IV narcotics to control the pain lol. I started asking for them about 6 1/2 hours into my labor, and the nurses and my supporters talked me out of them until I couldn't speak any more. There were a couple other interventions along the way... internal monitors and such, but 1/2 an hour after I went into transition I had the inexhorable urge to push. My midwife was across town, so I had to wait. 5 minutes later she got there, and 5 minutes after that my daughter was born, no pain meds.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:37 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I went into labor at about 11:30pm on march 15th. I stayed at home until about 9am March 16th. I was in labor at the hospital from 9am till 11am when they broke my water. I still had no medicine at all until 6pm when I was given potocin(sp?)to make the labor go faster. I had been having horrible pain all day, when I asked when I could get the epidural I was told to keep waiting. Finally I had the epidural at 8pm, started pushing at 8:30,had an episiotomy at 9pm, and my beautiful son was born at 9:42pm. Weighing in at 6lbs. 9oz. 18 1/2inches long.
    The epidural worked wonders, my only wish is that I could have gotten it soon. All in all, if I had to do it over again I would defiantly get another epidural.

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 12:59 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I have had 5 kids. I won't bore you with all the stories. In a nutshell, I had 3 vaginal births. The first natural, the next two with epidurals, and the last two c-section because #4 was breech.

    Answer by salexander at 1:00 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • The first one was gorey, traumatic, and I nearly died pushing her out. I'm not cut out for vag birth. The second was wonderful, quick, and c-section.
    I'm done.

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:02 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • 3 vaginal births, 3 inductions, 4 0 episiotomies, 2 tears, timny 3 stitches total.

    Answer by heatheryn at 1:32 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • All 4 of mine were planned c-sections for one reason or another. They first 3 (in 2000, 2001 and 2002) were uneventful and I recovered pretty quick from each of them. The last one sucked, though. I had an infection and was in pain for months but I survived.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 1:36 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • With my first everything was going swimmingly - LOL -or so it seemed. I had a natural birth with no pain meds - I wasn't opposed to them, but was glad that I didn't feel I needed them (especially since I'm notoriously BAD at handling pain!) Long story short, my Dr. screwed up big time and I ended up back in the hospital with a life threatening infection a week after my daughter was born. Thankfully they were able to fix me up, mostly - - I still have some lingering problems that I am told will never be completely gone. Because of the damage caused by that Dr., the rest of my births will be planned c-sections. My son was born 2 years after my daughter, and while I was sad that I couldn't have a natural childbirth, I have to say that knowing exactly when he was coming was nice!! :)

    Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 1:44 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I had a traumatizing emergency c-section, after a long day of labor and pushing. I got the epidural.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

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