I wish this board had been around during my first pregnancy. It would have been very valuable.
I have had two natural births in less than two years. I can honestly say that my births were the most amazing, empowering days of my life and they changed me forever.
My first baby was a week overdue and very quick, all natural, no tearing.
My second baby, however, had to be induced two days early due to high blood pressure. I was always so worried about induction because I had heard so many horror stories about pitocin contractions and how women inevitably got an epidural with them.
I wanted to share that this was not my case at all! The pitocin contractions were no worse than my natural ones I had with my first birth. I never once felt tempted to get te epi and I made it through using positive visualization, humming, and practiced breathing techniques. Another beautiful birth without tearing or complications.
Anyway, I don't know if anyone was worried about this, so I just wanted to share my positive induction experience.
Good luck ladies! You can do it, and it is sooooo worth it!!!!