caskeyjr's Birth Story
For the remaining 6 hours, they brought us a TV and movies and we ate pizza and watched movies. Finally, at 10 PM, they had an opening for me, so I was moved to a birthing room. They checked me again and I was 4 cm dilated, so at 11 they decided they were going to give me pitocin.
At 1 AM the contractions hit me like a ton of bricks, so I had them give me drugs through my IV (no epidural). It didn't help—just made me tired—but my husband was awesome. He was so supportive and knew all the right things to say. It surprised me! He was cool and calm and that's what I needed.
Around 3 AM I asked to be given an epidural, but, since I had back surgery, they sat there for a half hour and explained why they couldn't do it. Finally, they gave me something better in my IV. That was awesome and just in time 'cause they had me start pushing... and at 4 AM my son arrived!
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