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My Labor Story <3

Charlotte Elizabeth was born Oct 1 at 8:38pm. 9lb 3oz and 21in long. I went in at 6am for an elective induction at 39w 4d. I had been in "early labor" for 4 days with no progression, so my Dr and I decided to induce. That day my Dr got stuck in emergency surgery, so I was on low dose potocin until noon before he could break my water (there was SO MUCH). My contractions at 6 am were 3 min apart but I couldn't feel them. After he broke my water they were stronger, but not bad. I got to 2pm, the pitocin increasing every hour. That's when they got tougher. But I was still only a 4. When he said it would be at least 5-6 more hours I knew I couldn't do those contractions every 3 min that long. I got the epidural and had no complications. After a nap, about 8 I felt strong pain and they checked I was a 10. The nurse coached me through some pushing until my Dr got there. Pushed with him about 10min and she came right out. I had zero pain. She's healthy and prefect and really beautiful.

If you have questions, please ask! Thank you for all the support!!
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Oh, meant to put that I didn't tear or anything despite her size. My Dr was even surprised she ended up so big. We were estimating just under 8lb.
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Congratulations dear...All the best
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Congratulations!
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Congrats!!!
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Yayyy... Congratulations!!!
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I'm glad to hear that you didn't tear bc my baby is going to be a big baby as well. I hope I don't tear. Congrats on your beautiful baby girl! I'm still waiting. I have 3 days left until my due date. So excited! I might have to be induced Monday morning. I'm to go in labor by sunday tho. Wish me luck :-)
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Congrats mama!
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You really never know. My friend had her son 6 weeks ago and he was 7.12 and she had a second degree tear. Then I didn't have any. I can tell you that being relaxed makes a BIG difference. You can push without being tense, my nurse helped me a lot. It made things pretty easy. Good luck with yours!!
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Congrats mama!
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Thank you!!
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Well I hope I have a good nurse like yours. I know I'm going to need some good coaching.
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Congrats
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Congratulations! Thank you for sharing♡ love to hear the labor stories. Cant wait to post mine♡
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Aww, congratulations!!
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Yay congrats. Glad to hear everything went great
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Congrats momma!
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Thank you all so much!

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