It wasn't really scary at all and if it had to happen again I'm not afraid of it.
arrived in hospital 7pm, gel went in around 10:15pm. Monitored then taken to the room just before midnight.
Tried to get some sleep and felt slight trickle around 1ish. Called midwife with pain about 330am felt another trickle just before mid left, went to get up to go to toilet and gush waters broke on their own.
7am went down to delivery room , 3cm dilated, no need to break waters as happened night before. Drugs started to be administered around 8am. Straight away contractions were strong and 4/5 every 10 mins. laboured for 3ish/4 hours with no drugs just kept counting contractions. was hoping at next check I would be at least 6cm as contractions had been intense. Unfortunately was only 4cm as it had taken so long to only get there I asked for an epi ( as contractions were being controlled by drug there wasn't the risk of it slowing down the process).
Best decision I made, Dr were able to ramp up drugs to really intensify contractions, and by 2:30 I was 10cm already as I wasn't in pain we waited until 320pm until I started to push (moved bed position to allow gravity to assist her down. ) ended up pushing for over an hour and a half until we made the decision that she will need to be assisted via vac extraction.
3 contractions later out beautiful princess entered the world.
I have ended up with a 2nd deg tear so in some discomfort with that but missy is feeding and sleeping well.
Had slight prolong numbness from epi on right side but that's all cleared now