If your natural birth did not occur, how do/did you cope???
I was so certain that this time I was really going to do it. I was going to have an unmedicated birth. I stayed home as long as I could. I really wish it could have been longer but due to living sittuations it couldn't. I feel that the first wrong turn was in triage when they did a check to see exactly how much dilated I was. I swear I felt the nurse break my water even though she claims it just broke. I had to repeat myself twice that I was not getting internal monitoring. I really think that her breaking my water caused my labor to progress more intensely than I could handle. Within 5hrs of that happening I was asking for an epidural. Even though logically I should have realized that at 8cm I was almost there and didn't need it. I wasn't thinking logically. Then of course it stops my labor and starts the next intervention of pit. Then when it's time for my son to be born we have to stop the epi so I can do what I'm supposed to be doing. I keep replaying those 9hrs over and over again in my head. That's right I was only in the hospital for 9 hrs of my labor and I had to ask for pain meds. The more I think about it the more upset I get. This was my last birth. DH and I decided that two children are all we can afford to raise. So there won't be another chance. So if anyone has had to go through this how did you manage?