- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2016
Hi ladies. I’m a December Mama due the 21st, but due to severe liver complications putting baby at risk of stillbirth later on, and my own liver potentially failing, the MFM specialists are highly recommending an induction at 34 weeks. THIS, I am not worried about. based on my personal health issues, THIS IS best for us. And I’m confident my baby boy will be just fine!
However, a number of things are leaving me curious because I have to be induced. I will start with cervidil the night before if my cervix hasn’t progressed, which is most likely the case, and then start pitocin in the morning.
I do not want an epidural for a few reasons…
-no eating or drinking after
-back labor, i have scolisosis, I had back surgery, and I’ve heard the horror of how horrible back labor is
-i would love to be able to get up and walk around, especially if my little man has to go to the NICU right away… I’ve heard these natural birth stories where women were able to get up and go shower right away and if I cant hold my baby I may want to shower if i had a gross long labor.
I should add i cannot labor in a tub because i have a catheter drain from my liver to small bowel and the tube is external a few inches in case it needs to be drained externally, so i cannot sit in water like a tub, swimming, lakes and such cause of infection.
Those are just a few of the things I can think of this early HA! I’m not AGAINST an epidural because I’m worried about an emergency C section, though it’s not ideal I will deal with whatever I have to… and it’s the one thing im not researching to find horror stories about this went wrong. I feel comfortable with the epidural in that respect.
I guess everyone says how much worse labor is with pitocin, and so I feel like I’m bound to have one and it kind of sucks. I’m not against a C section, but to labor for 48 hours or something outrageous and end up with one would totally suck and feel like what was the point.
If anyone has stories of induction without getting an epi, I would love to hear your experience!