Mommy times 6
Submitted by Siffel513
I am a mom of 6, from 15 to 2. All my children were induced, water broken, epidural, then delivery. That order. The first, I was overdue by 2 weeks. small contractions, but terrible pressure. We went to the hospital and the on call doctor examined me and sent me away for 6 hours to walk. We lived 90 minutes away, so we went to see my family. We went back to the hospital where I was given pitocin to start contractions, and broke my water 4 hours later. I got an epidural when I started real hard labor/pain and my cervix went from 4 to 10 in less than an hour. She was born in 10 pushes.
My next child, I was late and got induced. Only difference was I told my husband to "get someone" after I rang and no answer for 10 minutes. The nurse looked and shouted she needed help NOW. My son was delivered less than 10 minutes later, almost without the doctor.
My 3rd and 4th(girls) I ended up loosing a doctor during each child, and left 1 doctor and nurse mid-wife in the practice. I told them, just schedule the induction and do as I say. I even had enough control to wait until my doctor was done with an emergency hysterectomy. These two were also born around 41-42 weeks.
My last 2(son and daughter) were with a different practice. It was all old hat by then. I convinced them to deliver when it was convient to us(Thursday babies, so I 'd have help for long weekend with my husband). I had the control down, told them they'd be back in the office by X time. And they were. The thing is, when you know your body, tell the doctors it will be this way. First pregnancies are the test. And though all pregnancies are not alike, they can be very similar. My 4th, I had labor at 34 weeks-it was stopped and she was under 8 pounds(4 were 8 12 to 8 14). And my youngest, before she was born, I was gestational diabetic and decided to be fixed. So when we went in, we knew she was the last and enjoyed the process even more- and she was our runt at 7lbs 6oz. 6 weeks later, I had my tubes tied.
No matter what, enjoy your pregnancy, the birth, and then the baby... once you hold that precious wonder, you forget the pain-until the next time when you ask, Why did I do this again?