My labor lasted for a total of 8 hours from start to finish. They did not believe me when I said my contractions were not stopping. I begged for an epidural and they said they were waiting on the on-call anesthesiologist and when he got there he gave me an epidural succeeded, so I thought and I told him I still feel pain and he said "oh, it will take a while and will only work on your right side". I felt a tiny bit of relief but for a while I felt the urge to push and even told my mother but they did not believe my labor had progressed that fast so they didn't check me. After the epidural they finally checked me and I was already 10CM and she could feel the head. BUT..guess what? We were still waiting on the doctor. He came about 30 minutes later and looked at my vagina like it was an alien (it was sort of hairy) and asked them "did you break her water" and they said NO of course so he broke it and within a few seconds my baby was out. The overall birth experience was extremely painful of course but they did not make it any better. EVERYONE there was in the Air Force! They were really inexperienced it was horrible. I did not know it would be like that. I wish I would have stayed at the Army hospital I was originally supposed to go to because AT LEAST they had experienced civilians. After this experience I really do not want to have another baby. Oh and my boobs are inflated because of breastfeeding too.