Your age at birth: 24Child #: 1EDD: 6/4/11Actual birthday: 6/7/11Baby's Gestational Age: 40+3Birth type (quick and dirty details: cesarean, vaginal, induction, med-free, home birth, VBAC, etc): Induction, vag, epiduralYour Story: We had a scheduled induction (I had been at 3cm dilated since 37weeks), checked into the hospital at 7 am, started on Pitocin by 8am (maxed out by 11). My doctor broke my water at 130 pm; and things got REAL! I got my epidural around 4pm, due to some unknown "issues with my anatomy" or the anesthesiologist got it wrong, my whole left side was completely numb. My nurse had me do a few practice pushes and called for the doctor (who was a friend of mine). They told her he just went into a C-section and is unavailable... WTF. The nurse, who rocked, assured me that we were fine and we would get it done- my doctor then walked in the room, looked at the nurse and said "are you sure she's ready?" The nurse assured him I was; he then looked at me and said "(my name), I have a lady on the table who already has got her spinal- can you do this in less then three pushes?" .... um YES! 6 minutes later my DD was born (at 7:03pm) and he was in his C-section!
Your age at birth: 27Child #: 2EDD: 5/21/14Actual birthday: 5/15/14Baby's Gestational Age: 39+1Birth type (quick and dirty details: cesarean, vaginal, induction, med-free, home birth, VBAC, etc): Induction, vag, epiduralYour Story: Almost exactly like my first however I only got a "half-dose" epidural this time (which I totally recommend)... My doctor (new doctor/new state), came to check me at 7:15 pm asked me to do a practice push, she said "STOP... I need to put some gloves on!" DD #2 was born at 7:23 pm
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