So this is my third child(im about 30wks). My oldest is 5.5yrs old. My labor and delivery with him was easy. I was at 7cm when I went to the hospital, I got an epi because honestly I didnt know any different.
With my second 3yrs ago I was enduced at 41wk 4days. The contractions were terrible and sssoo different than the natural ones from my first. I asked for the epi at 4cm.
Well yesterday morning at like 1am a was woken up because of extream lower back and upper abdominal pain. Nothing lower though and no pressure. Well I soon realized that I was sick, you know the on the toilet every 20min kind of sick. Around 2:45am I had enough and went to L&D to be checked. I felt pretty stupid going in but I have never been in this sick during pregnancy and I wanted to be sure little man was ok. Of course everything was fine with him but they gave me the ok for Immodium. I went home took some and got about 30min of rest.But it was still terrible the amount of pain I was in. I was moaning and breathing hard, totally different from labor with my first.
Well about 6am I start throwing up. Back and upper ab pain were replaced by tremendous lower abdomen pressure. Not exactlly contraction feeling but a LOT of pressure like a bowling ball was hanging off my belly.
This scared me, because for me personally contractions trigger vomiting. I was actually puking with each push for my first child. So I went back again, and again I felt silly but wanted to be sure. Of course when I got to the hospital they only caught what may have been a tiny contraction. They put me on my side(which I had done along with getting in the shower and drinking water) and all was fine.
BUT through all of that I started second guessing my decission to not get an epi this time. I was not handeling the pain of being sick very well. I question if I want to do that again, I was so exausted and drained after that. Im trying to remember the fact that with my first my body prepaired its self and built up to that for almost a day and a half, that I was able to breathe threw the contractions and stay calm(which I did not with the sickness pain). Im also trying to remember that with my last epi I was left with a dead leg for a day and a half, with a slow leak and migraines and a huge bruise.
I just need some encouragement at this point ladies!