Pitocin is horrible...its painful in the veins and it makes labor ten times worse! I had 2 that came on their own and 2 with pitocin! The ones that came on their own were short and a breeze...the other two were 56 and 47 hour long labors that were hard! Try not to let them give you pitocin if possible and good luck!!
I had pitocin also with my last pregnancy the doctor told me that the contractions would be worse than having them come on their own. It was terrible but I pushed through it definitely don't want it again.
I had it with my first two never had a problem labour wasnt to bad and delivered both really fast.
thank you.. seriously... i regret so many things from my last pregnancy labor... :( i wish i would have received more information about just going all natural... i had that given.. when i had no PAIN whatsoever... and contracting.. i feel horrible now:( i wish i could go back and change my experience. i know i could of done ALL natural:( i know it now
I'm pretty sure that's why I ended up in an emergency c-section
yes coming to think of it... my daughters heart rate was lowering.. i had pitocin and EPIDURAL which DID NOT hit me until I had to push.. so i felt basically everything.. it might have stressed her.. thing is... I should of opted out for that option... I know now that I could of done it without EITHER. like damn now im sad:(
Ladies, is it possible for contractions to come on their own after receiving the Cervidil pill? Or do the Dr.'s prefer to give the Pitocin to start contractions?
My labor was so painful! Nothing seemed to help.. Lasted forever! Pushed for hours. I hope I don't have to get it this time
I am not knowledgeable about the Cervidil pill.. :o
But well my doctor didnt even ask me.. He just put me on pitocin and told me about it.. if anything I really suggest new moms to try do it on their own. I can guarantee you, it will be way better and the most empowering feeling..
but if things go wrong. then whatever they suggest one must do to protect their babies then do it but if its not necessary then I say try your best without anything! :(
Thanks joceeykittykitty :)
I had cervidil first which did nothing. Then pitocin which caused pain but did nothing, lol. Ended up in a cesarean for me.
I blame being induced two days before my due date the reason I ended up having a csection. I failed to progress past 8 cm. I wasn't allowed out of bed. Couldn't walk shower use birthing ball nothing I was so close and they gave up on me :-( I truly do not think I will ever get over it I'm still pretty pissed about it almost 3 years later. I am trying for a vbac with this baby with a new doctor who dyes vbacs all the time. I really hope to have the experience this time that I wanted last time.
Yeah I am pretty upset over it too. :(
Like they just shove everything to finish their work already and it *****..:(
I like my doctor he's always viewing my baby and is the one doctor I have had for years...but I think I was suppose to put my foot down. He might see me as young and naive so thought of the "regular birhting plan" but Im not this time.. I will put him on his place and not let him do anything without a medical reason to do so... :l
I've had the cervix pill and pitocin. With the pitocin not only were my contractions waaaay bad but I threw up the entire time. So I'm super not a fan of the pitocin at all... I've also known women who have loved it so... :/ prob the same story of every body is totally different.
Oh and when I had the cervidil I didnt need pitocin. I started on my own but it did take two rounds.
do you request for cervidil?? and does the insurance cover it?? sounds like an interesting idea if women need help+ to jump start labor
Thank you so much finchette. There is hope, lol!!! If I can refrain from getting the Pitocin, that would be awesome. Joceeykittykitty, I hope my insurance covers it. That's a good question. My OB told me that I would receive the Cervidil to help thin out my cervix since I haven't dilated at all. I am sure when/if she checks me on Thursday, my cervix will still be closed.
The reason I got the cervidil is because my cervix wasn't thinning or dialating at all andni was already 10 days overdue. If you're thinning and dialating I'm wondering if they will still give it to you. Its a question I'll be asking my doc when I go in next for sure. Never even wondered about insurance though another great question I'll be looking into for sure.
I don't want to ask just yet since it's still a long way for me lol I would feel silly. But if anyone finds out please let me know: )
For me natural labor and induced labor felt the same
Just started the cervidil tonight... I am.already having little contractions... Let's hope my cervix loves it enough to get this party started!! I had my first half dose at 11pm... And get another pill at 3am...
keep me updated about how well it worked for you (:
I had the cervix pill and pitocin... it sucked. Plain and simple. And they kept me on pitocin for 3 days after i delivered i cannot remember why... i think to help shrink my uterus. My blood pressure was 220/170 when I delivered my daughter and I wasn't allowed to leave my bed. I think the pitocin made everything a lot more exaggerated than needed. Also the cervix pill is supposed to work within 4 to 6 hpurs. Mine was 4 hours to the minute! Those ob ladies know what they're doing!