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My Induction Story❤

Sep 26, 2014 - 4 comments

I was 4 days over due and my doctor suggested that induction was best because it would lower chances of c-section, and my daughter was measuring almost 8lbs and I may have not been able to push her out. So we set it up for the 17th of September at 7pm. My nerves were shot the entire day, I was told to only drink clear fluids after 12pm and I tried to eat but could barely do that. I had the runs about 5 times before going to the hospital. We got there late at 7:30pm. I got into my gown and laid on the bed as my nurse for the night hooked me up to monitors and my IV, she checked beforehand and said I was 2cm dialated and 50-60% effaced. At about 9:30pm she put a gel in my cervix (dunno what its called) to start up contractions and dialation. I felt those contractions within 5mins after she put that gel in. I just laid there for a bit watching TV and talking to my mom and texting everyone the big news. The pain started getting a little worse, so I got up and walked around and got on the birthing ball. Both worked pretty well, as I was having some back labor. Then around 3 or 4am I went ahead and got an IV pain med called Nubain. There was a choice of 10mg or 20 and I chose 10 because I wanted to see if I'd like it or not first. That worked wonders, but made me pretty funny and woozy. After the nurse gave me that, she checked me at 4am and said I was 4cm and 70% effaced. Then I went to sleep for a lil bit. Then at around 7:30am my OB came and checked me and I was about 5cm and 70-80% effaced. Then he broke my water. It didn't hurt, it just pinched and felt super warm and was like I was peeing uncontrollably for a reeeally long time. That really upped the contractions. I started to get back labor again, so I got up and walked with my sister and mom and that helped alot. Both times that I walked, I walked by the nursery to remind myself what I was about to be given :)
Then I got back to my room and had the nurses massage my lower back as I was on the birthing ball. It helped a lot and felt great until a contraction happened then I told them to stop as I felt the need to really concentrate. When you're in that much pain you need to concentrate to breathe and you're really unable to speak it literally takes your breath away! Then I was moaning and groaning getting POed cause the pain, then I gave in to the epidural and got that somewhere between 8-9am. Then they checked me at 10am or so and I was 9cm dialated and 90% effaced. I didn't feel a thing and it was great, so I took a lil nap. Then at around 12pm they checked and I was 10cm 100% and really felt the need to push (basically felt like I had to make a bowel movement). At around 2 or 3pm I started pushing. I couldn't feel anything, but, I could feel soreness in my pelvic area and my ribs from pushing so hard for so long, which kinda sucked. 3 long hours passed and all they could see was a patch of baby's hair, so my OB decided to use a vacuum to help baby come out. I pushed for about an hour and baby finally came out (while I was pushing my OB was saying "Put a slice of pizza in front of her to make her push harder" because I was complaining about the pizza waiting to be eaten by me. Wasn't funny at the time, but it is now). Boy, did I feel SO MUCH relief after she and the placenta came out. Tmi, but it literally felt like you've had to poop for a long time and it finally comes out you feel so relieved lol. They put her on top of me as soon as she came out and her eyes were wide open and I was just in so much shock.. it was over and she's finally here with me. It was so surreal. I looked up at my sister who was right next to me telling me "good job, Stace, you did it, im so proud of you. Here she is, look at her!". She was kissing my forehead saying it's ok as I cried my eyes out of exhaustion and joy and emptiness (no baby inside of me). They asked who was going to cut the cord and I asked my sister to do it and she excitedly ran up and cut it. I looked over across the room where they had her cleaning her off, as I heard the nurse say "she's got 10 fingers and 10 toes" and my sister yelling "she's a cheesy baby!!". All of it, the pain and hunger and everything was COMPLETELY worth it and was an allover AMAZING experience for me. I would do it all over again. I find myself wishing I could rewind time and do it all again. My beautiful baby girl Lennon Elise weighed in at 7lbs 14oz, and was 21inches long. I had her on September 18th at 6:54pm. I'm really proud of my labor story and my daughter has changed me from the inside out. So she wasn't planned and I am a teenager, but I do not regret her one bit! She is absolutely gorgeous and amazing. I can't wait for our journey of life together and learning new things with her :) <3 I hope my story was inspiring for someone out there! My advise is breathe and everything you go through doesn't even compare to the gift you receive at the end of it all, and, it's amazing what the human body can do! Good luck to you all and God bless!(:

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by Staceyyyyy91314, Sep 26, 2014
Also, the reason she was having a hard time coming out was because her head was turned sideways facing my right. And if my mom is correct, she says she came out sunny side up, which is also inconvenient lol

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by Staceyyyyy91314, Sep 28, 2014
Also also, they started the pitocin at 4am.

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by ciaramarieg, Sep 28, 2014
Awh what a cute story! I'm a teenager also, so I found that even more cool and gives me a little more relief! Good luck with your new baby!

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by Staceyyyyy91314, Sep 28, 2014
Thank you! Great! Don't worry, you'll do great and you'll have your baby with a day or so :)

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