Wow, Labor? What's That?!
Now, usually pitocin causes stronger contractions (which means more pain). Nope not for me. I had no pain. I was shocked too. Over the course of 5 hours I had dilated to almost 8 cm. All the while still no pain from my contractions! (Although the machine clearly stated I was having strong ones.) Now I did some research on this situation and its not known why it happens, but they called it, " silent labor."
At that point my midwife decided it was best to break my water and get the ball rolling even quicker. That's when the fun started.
With my water broken, I started to feel some cramping. SOME cramping. Nothing worse than "that time of the month." I sat there enjoying every minute to my labor experience. I was eating, drinking, and watching TV. I dilated quickly and within the next 4 hours I was at 10cm and ready to push. This is where the work started.
Pushing was tiresome but after a glorious 30min or so, my son was born at 6:29pm weighing 8lbs 3oz. I had such an easy labor, and therefore I cant complain
I just wanted to post this to say not every birth experience is hard, painful, and terrible. (I usually only hear the horror stories.) But then again my was very unusual.
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