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Tobie's Birth Story
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eyelid From: eyelid Date: May 10th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know, my labor with Raphael was even more painful than my labor with Isaac and there was no pitocin involved.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
most women I know who've had both pitocin and no pitocin have said that the pitocin is much worse, but obviously, everyone is different. And since I have no idea what things would have been like at that point without pitocin, I have no basis for comparison (though I will say that the contractions became FAR more intense within 5 or 10 minutes of starting low-dose pitocin...no telling if that would have happened anyway, but we don't think so - I'd been stalled for a while).

The problem that *I* found with the pitocin is that it limited me to laboring in bed on my back, and with all the contraction pain being in my back, that was the WORST place for me to labor - I had probably 70% relief anytime I stood up to go to the bathroom, or leaned over the bed - even though technically that was verboten.
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eyelid From: eyelid Date: May 10th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
For me the pain was triggered by them breaking my water. When they do that, suddenly labor becomes a lot more painful. Next time I'm not letting them do that.
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