Thanks for remembering me. The labor was much easier and faster. I was 4 cm and having spontaneous contractions when I went in to be induced. They broke my water and started the meds at 8:30 AM. The pain came hard and fast. Contractions were coming about every two minutes and lasting a minute and sometimes more. I got an epidural between 10:00 and 10:30 and all was good. I delivered at 2:01 PM after about 3 pushes. It lasted 5 1/2 hours. I had a little tear that didn't need any stiches, but my doctor decided to give me one. I didn't feel any pain afterwards, just a little cramping. All I needed was IBFrofen for the swelling and occasional cramps. I got prescription and have taken maybe 10 or so in five weeks. I have recovered well and quickly.