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  • lovelyk999
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    Charisse,
    Hello! Congrats on the baby boy!! My husband and I are planning on trying to start a family very soon and I was wondering which prenatal vitamin that you took? Most vitamins bother my bladder : ( . I am pretty sure that the Vitamin C is what bothers me. Hope to hear from you soon!

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  • Charisse
    started a topic Warning about cervidil in labor!

    Warning about cervidil in labor!

    Hi everyone I haven't been online here in a long time. I gave birth to my second child on July 8 (a boy!) and have been quite busy since then. I was a failed induction with cervidil and pitocin for a long 24 hours before they finally just broke my water and then I delivered an hour later.. go figure. Anyway.. I just wanted to warn everyone about a possible reaction/sensitivity to cervidil. It's a prostaglandin gel they apply to your cervix by way of a tampon like string. Within 20 mins of inserting the string I felt raw inside. Whenever I stood up I had the most intense pressure in my labia like there were weights hanging down or something.. it was so weird. The nurses kept telling me perhaps it was all the fluids I was receiving but I just had a feeling it was the cervidil. I had the nurse give me an ice pack to put in my underwear it was so bad. I should have asked them to remove it. Several hours later they finally took it out and I felt better within an hour but every vaginal exam afterwards felt like knives going up inside me. I did NOT have this issue with my labor with my daughter. I still felt raw to the touch for several weeks after he was born and now when I eat a bad food I feel the same type of rawness in a new area.. it's just different. Not so much in my urethra now as it used to be. I just thought I'd warn you all to please be cautious with this drug if you have to be induced. I was induced with my daughter and they used cytotec which is just a pill they put up inside you. I had no issues with that at all and it is a very similar drug. So it's possible the cervidil irriated me because of the string.. it's hard to say. Just thought I'd let all you mamas know! The good news is the catheter didn't bug me one bit. I asked for a pediatric sized one and had no issues with it!
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