My First Child’s Birth Story: A Tale of Induction
Every birth story is different, my first child’s birth story is a long tale of induction and labor.
I came into the hospital on Monday to be induced. At 11am I was given a vaginal suppository to help ripen my cervix, before this I was 2 cm dilated. Throughout the day I had visitors, they were hoping all of this would go pretty fast. At 11pm they took out the suppository and checked my cervix which was at 5cm this time. I was given Pitocin at 12:45am, Tuesday, on a slow drip to help contractions come along and also some pain reliever and a sleeping drug shot.
I woke up a few times during the night to go to the bathroom, and then woke up in pain at 6:00am. Bad contractions were coming and it never seemed like I got a break. I was expecting to sign papers and get drugs, but my body had a different plan. I was 9cm dilated. To late for drugs. I remember saying I can’t do this over and over but my boyfriend reassured me I could. I started pushing at 8:00am and my doctor came in at 8:30am to check me. Right after she left he came down quick in position and I was really ready. At 9:01am I gave birth to a 9lb 6oz 22 1/2 inch baby boy, with no medicine and only a small tear. Here is my new love.