Post # 16
I got induced and it was a good experience for me. Basically had minor cramps until my water broke, then things got real intense real fast (too fast for an epidural) and my son was born < 3 hours later. Good luck with the wait!
Post # 17
Sorry- I remember how crabby I was on my due date and no baby! You count down for many months and then NOTHING and you are huge and uncomfortable. I had a scheduled induction, but my water ended up leaking before. They had to induce me because I never had natural labor contractions. Honestly, I preferred it that way, because my husband and I had a really pleasant nice ride to the hospital. I wasn’t in pain and we just chatted, laughed, and enjoyed our final moments of just us- it was really memorable for me, and I think the whole laboring at home thing would have driven me nuts! If you are induced, the only thing I would say is that labor pains don’t gradually increase like they are supposed to with natural labor- I literally went from 0 to 100 the instant the pitocin kicked in so its harder for your body to get used to the pain. If you are planning on getting an epidural I might get one before it kicks in, because it was agonizing. I thought why get one when I was still pretty comfortable? Luckily I didn’t have to wait too long as it wasn’t a busy day in the hospital, but now I know if I have a second and need pitocin again!
Post # 18
Anything?? My thoughts are with you!