I am now 2 months PP but occasionally replay my birthing experience.
For reference: I was 41 weeks and had to be induced, was in the hospital a total of 1 week, spent 5 days natural laboring, and got the epidural day 5 right before my c section. I started my induction on the miso pills and by day 4 had taken the maximum dosage increases recommend. My induction methods were the miso pills, the cook balloon for the entire day and got the maximum dosage for Pitocin. Each day I effaced and was 100% effaced by the night of day 5, but I was stuck in early labor the ENTIRE 5 days at 3cm dilated days 1-3 & 4cm after my water was broken and waters were broke for almost 24 hours before urgent c section. I held out for 5 days because of “my body and baby know & when my body is ready it’ll happen” & she never was! Since my body stalled at 4cm dilated and 100% effaced, my baby didn’t feel the urge to go into my canal and I had my c section when I made 42 weeks! Do any mamas have an experience similar to mine with single or multiple pregnancies?? I’m left wondering if it was a fluke, or if it’ll happen with future pregnancies!
*All in all, I was very happy with my c section/recovery & my birthing experience*