I wanted to go all natural with my first baby. But when my water broke in the middle of the night, the clock started in my labor. 12 hours later it still wasn’t going anywhere. Despite my desire to go drug free, I was put on pitocin and the next several hours were hell. I still wasn’t dilating and was near fainting.
Finally, I cried out to my Hubby and asked for an epidural. I was terrified and heart broken. Then just 5 minutes after the epi was in, I was dilated to a 10 and ready to push. My body just needed to relax.
Our daughter was born 14 minutes later! With my second baby, I went in with the peace of mind knowing an epi was okay if it helped my body know what to do. But I didn’t need it.
This time when my water broke in the morning, my contractions started quickly. 8 hours later our second daughter was born after only 4 minutes of pushing. I felt so strong after doing it naturally with no drugs. It made me feel like I was capable of anything!