Birth Story: Easy, Easy!
A quick labor helped this mom breeze through birth
Posted by Katie_Mom365
Age at Birth: 29
Date of This Birth: 5/30/2012
Location: Blue Island, IL
Hours of Labor: 0-5
Birth Attendant: OB/GYN
Type of Birth: Vaginal, no medication
Birthing Style: nada!
Overall vibe: Easier than I thought
Story: I worked until the day before I gave birth. That last day I went in and was supposed to leave early to go to my doctor appointment. I started to feel pressure, so I left earlier just in case. When I went in for my appointment the doctor told me I was 3 centimeters dilated and he could induce me the following morning if I wanted. I spoke with my husband and we agreed to get induced the next morning.
All night I felt discomfort. I walked around the house and didn’t sleep at all. Around 3 a.m. I called the doctor and he told me to go in. When I got to the hospital the first thing I asked for was epidural. They checked me and I was already 8 centimeters open so they told me it was too late for the epidural. For the first time I felt nervous.
Ten minutes later I was ready to push and surprisingly it wasn’t pain I felt, it was just pressure, and it was pretty easy. My baby was out quickly. The whole thing took about an hour and a half. Never in my life did I think I could do it without drugs, but I did and I am pretty proud of myself.
Wisdom for Moms-to-be: Don't think about the labor too much. I spent my pregnancy super-busy with work and getting ready for my baby so that I had little time to sit there and get myself nervous. Listen to people's advice but remember that everyone is different.
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