Angela - posted on 04/24/2010 ( 46 moms have responded )
I was induced at 39 weeks, labored for 23 hours,and never dilated past 7. The epidural kept wearing off so I went through 2 hours of full pitocin contractions with NO pain meds, and finally went in for a c-section. My daughter was 9 lbs 6 oz, but her head was turned where she was coming out ear first so that's why my labor stalled and there's no way she could have come out that way. By the time my daughter was born I had been awake for almost 2 days, and I was so worried but I was SOOO out of it I look like I'm drugged in all the pictures we have. I'm still struggling with the disappointment somewhat because I feel like I was cheated out of my birth experience. I wanted to have the baby placed on my stomach after birth, breastfeed immediately, etc. I didn't get to see my baby for 4 hours after I had her :( I know that 50 years ago my baby and I would have both probably died and I'm thankful for modern technology that saved us, I'm just wondering if any other moms feel the same way.