I have been lurking here for awhile.. and am interested in a natural birth. My first three pregnancies have all been induced with pitocin due to elevated blood pressure. I have never been diagnosed with pre-e or e, just elevated blood pressure. Each time I have had an epidural, but the last time the experience was so horrible, I didn't have much pain relief anyway, even after they did the epidural over again... plus I was stuck in bed with an IV, fetal monitors and blood pressure ck every 5 minutes. It was very frustrating.. and after last time I kept thinking there has to be a better way.
Are there any success stories of moms who had elevated BP and were induced that successfully had a med-free birth? If I need an induction, do I still need to have continuous fetal monitoring? I know I need to talk to my OB at my next appointment, but was interested in others experiences.