We were checked in at 10 pm, and I was already dilated to 6 cm. After getting settled in to my room, my midwife did a procedure involving sterile water papules, which took the pain of back labor down to almost nothing immediately! I couldn't believe the difference it made, and I could then concentrate on cooperating with what was going on inside of me rather than trying not to fight the pain. After that they had to administer an IV to me to give me antibiotics. It took them 30 minutes and 4 tries to get it in!