The birth of this child was my worst yet. I started contracting at 8:30 Weds. night. They were 8 minutes apart. They stayed that way all night. luckily they weren't very strong. At noon thursday I had had enough and called the dr. I got to the hospital at 3, I was 4 cm dilated. By 8 I was still only 5 cm dilated. they decided to break my water at 8:30, within 2 contractions I was 8 cm. No time for any pain relief they thought. I got up to 9 cm fairly quick. But got stuck at 9 and 1/2. Shortly before that they gave me a smigdeon of stadol, but not enough to do any thing. He ended Up coming out sideways and his heart rate dropped so much they needed to use a vacuum. This is my third baby and I had my first episiotomy, ouch. Plus mostly natural, and with a sideways head. I'll think twice before wanting anymore.