I had my baby. She was born at 38 weeks 1 day weighing 8 pounds 4oz and she was 20 3/4 inches long. We ended up changing the name from Kadence to Kassidy Morgan. Induction did make labor more painful. I went natural with my third (she was 9 pounds 13.9oz) and I ended up needing the epidural at just 2cm, I was very disappointed in myself because I really wanted to go natural again.
So here is my induction story...
I went in at 6:30pm. Was strapped to the machine and having contractions irregular ones that I couldn't feel. At 9:05pm they put in the gel. At this point I was already 1cm and 50% effaced. The gel did not hurt at all and it felt like just a regular exam. Contractions started immediately after the gel was placed. They were coming every 3-5 mins but weren't painful. Some felt like cramps some I couldn't feel at all. I was told I had to wait 12 hours with the gel and they would check me in the morning before I started Pitocin. Then they told me to get some rest. Haha year right. I couldn't sleep at all because of the tightness of the contractions and the fear of what the Pitocin would do to me. Contractions never intensified and stayed about every 3-5 mins throughout the night. At 8:30am they gave me Pitocin and shortly after contractions intensified and were a consistent 3 mins apart. By 9:00am it was too much for me to handle and they finally checked me and I was only 2cm dilated and but completely effaced. I got the epidural shortly after that which was such a relief. From there I felt nothing except a little pressure and tightness occasionally. By 11:30am I was already 5 cm and contractions were coming every 2 mins. I started feeling pressure around 12:00pm but ignored it because it was extreme like it was with my others. Around 2:00pm the nurse came in bc the screen showed it was time to push, by this time I just felt a little pressure. I was fully dilated and ready to push. I told the nurse I would have her out in 4 pushes and she laughed. Sure enough I started pushing and she was flying out they made me stop because they were not ready. When they were ready, I pushed one time and out she came at 2:12pm. They ultrasound was completely wrong on her weight but I am assuming the femur length threw it off because she was tall. From the time they administered the Pitocin labor was only 5 hours and 12 mins long. I kind of wish they gave me the Pitocin from the beginning. My induction wasn’t too bad but without the epidural I do not know what I would have done. Oh and I had no complications from the epidural this time at all.
Here is a picture of my beautiful baby girl Kassidy.
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