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Oct 10, 2011 - 7 comments

I had a rough delivery. The epidural wore off too early and they did not get to add more meds in time because he came to fast for them to do so. So I tore really badly and I have about 100 stitches. Still healing and my legs, ankles and feet are swollen so HUGE!!! But I am so happy with my beautiful son
I was in labor 25 hours but because my contractions would not stabilize I was at home for most of it. I went in even though they never did because I felt something push down there and was not about to have him at home.  Even at the end of pushing my contractions never stabilized
My contractions started about 8:40 Friday evening and at 1 pm Saturday (Oct 1) is when I went in when I felt the strange push down there. I was 1.5 dilated when I went in and after an hour there I jumped to 4. When I was at a 6 (I slowed down in increasing) they broke my water bag and my pain tripled and I wanted an epidural. Then I don't remember much and then I was in pain again big time and was at a 9 and that was at 9:08 and he was born at 9:50.  The epidural wore off or something but I was in so much pain and they could not do anything because the anesthesiologist was in surgery.  My bad hip started with the pain first.  That was the worst.
They had to take me to the OR right after. I was bleeding bad and they started the stitches in the delivery room but the lighting and the fact that I was freaking out at every touch they had to move me) I started pushing automatically, well my body just did I could not stop that is why I tore and because I am small down there.  At least that is why I am thinking...  
it was interesting though

I was very exhausted and if I did not have friends and my hubby there holding my back and legs I don't think I could have pushed him out to be honest. I thank God for those He had around me at that time

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by dardar111010, Oct 10, 2011
thats an amazing story., i am twenty two years old and me and my boyfriend are trying to havee a baby . we had unprotected sex on the 7th and he came in me and the last few days id get this wierd crampy feeling in my lower stomach kinda like i am getting my period but it isnt due till the end of the month ., do you know if thats normal ? like is that a sign that you could be pregnant or a sign of implantation?

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by seattlemom2plus, Oct 11, 2011
omg you poor thing I never heard of the epidural wearing off :(  So glad you had the right people with you too.  Hope some of the soreness is going away.

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by PutterGirl, Oct 11, 2011
I am sensitive to drugs so I am thinking they should have used half the ammount they normally do and I may have been better.  Even with Nyquill if I use the whole dose I have the opposit effect and I am up all night.. But who knows.  I am a little scared if I get pregnant again though.  and am thinking a planned C Section, especially if my baby is bigger..  the tearing part is what scares me.  Pain is what comes with it.  I am still bleeding from the stitches and in pain :(

@Dardar111010 Every woman is different.  you would have to wait it out and take pregnancy tests.  The doctor won't even see you until you pass one or are just not getting your period unless you are having issues.  but be stress free as much as you can just in case for your sake and baby's sake

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by skepticalpeach, Oct 11, 2011
Congrats on the baby! I had about 100 stitches too and they hurt. I'm a small person too. I had a fairly quick delivery because I was given a pitocin drip. I wonder why they didn't do that for you, then the epidural would not have worn off.

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by skepticalpeach, Oct 11, 2011
Also, have you bought any antibiotic spray for your stitches? (Dermoplast?) That stuff was a lifesaver. Use it whenever you use the bathroom!

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by moni21, Oct 11, 2011
I'm very familiar with the epidural wearing off. The same thing happened to me with my last child. I was around 8 cm when it started wearing off, but the dr was so busy with other patients that he never made it back to me to give more meds. They did give me the gas stuff but it did nothing. I was induced so I had the pitocin drip and meds still failed.

I'm glad you were able to brave through it, despite the ripping and all. Good luck with your recovery and most of all congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

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by NicMom, Oct 12, 2011
Dont' worry too much about the tearing with another baby. I had 3 4th degree tears with my first had to get stitches for almost an hour. Then with my second only 4 stitches and none with my third baby so I think it gets easier. Congrats on the delivery.

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