Congratulations! And that is a very fast induction.
Do you think not having the epidural allowed you to push more effectively and not need vacuum assistance? Was the pushing phase easier or different from your two previous births?
Yes, I 100% think that not getting the epidural was the reason I did not need the vacuum. With my older two, they would tell me to push buti never felt like I had control as I did this time around. Not only did i feel in control, but the pushing phase was much much shorter. While the epidural is great from a pain perspective, that inability to feel everything is a negative for sure.