@sapphires-and-diamonds I am surprised they wouldn’t give you an epidural until then. I was only three cm when I got mine!
@mikkimikey you aren't kidding about all the stuff you lose!You know, that surprised me about during the delivery too. After my water broke, I was like "Cool, that grossness is done". Nope, your amniotic sack constantly tries to refresh itself, even after you break it. I would stand up and have another gush like once every hour and a half. So frickin gross.
@sapphires-and-diamonds with my first labor I was screaming and vomiting in pain after laboring at home all night, went to the hospital and I was a freaking 3. With both my second and third babies, I dilated MUCH more quickly and was much farther along in the labor process when I was in that much pain - I think I made it to a 5 last time before I considered an epidural. So, hopefully that part will go faster for you this time.