Brittany - posted on 07/18/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I was induced with both of my kids.
With my daughter I was at a 2 when i was admitted, i was so scared of the pain that i had an epidural, but they wouldn't give it to me until after my water was broke. The shock of the needle scared me so i jumped.. But it was very effective and helped with the pain..all i felt was pressure.
With my son, i was also at a 2 when i was admitted, i wasn't as scared and didn't have many contractions so they went ahead and gave me my epidural before my water was broke since they started my potocin. Well, 12 hours later, my stubborn little boy was on his way out and not only was i having to deal with the pressure, tiredness, and hunger pains, i was having to deal with terrible back pain from the epidural, it felt like the needle was being ripped out and put back in and pulled on from different directions. It was terrible.
so if i decide to have another child i will attempt to NOT have an epidural.