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Nearing the 42-week mark Megan begins to feel early contractions in the middle of the night. As the day progresses she tries to get things moving quicker through acupuncture and cupping. Labor is progressing slowly and the birth window is closing.
24 hours in labor intensifies. When Megan walks to keep things moving muscles in her back seize up and remain in spasm even between contractions. Dr. Berlin comes to check on Megan to see if he can help alleviate the cramp in her back.
48 hours into labor Megan tries out a warm bath as she rides the contraction waves but at 2am the cramp in her side returns. 51 hours into labor she makes the empowered choice to go to the hospital and get an epidural.