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juanitapalomita 10-23-2012 01:26 PM

A sceptic with a natural birth.
Just wanted to post this because I didn't really think a a painless natural birth was really possible. Yes I had friends who had them, but I didn't really believe. When I was going to have my first kid I wanted to to have a natural birth, but I was two weeks over due, and tried a lot of things to get it going, but alas I had lots and lots of pitocin and requested an epidural. Things still went slow but in the end it all worked and we ended up with a nice healthy cute baby. I was just a little bit disappointed, but honestly didn't really care. But my second, I wasn't so sure I wanted a natural birth, as the epi worked so well for me. But I never even asked for one. I was very uncomfortable yes. It was an unusual feeling, like coughing, or gagging or sneezing is, but I kept reminding myself that it wasn't true pain, and that really helped. It also helped that it was relatively short. I labored at home for about 6 hours and then had a harrowing drive on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, at 4 am with a panicked husband driving like a maniac. Then was only in the hospital for an hour or two, and out he came. My midwife didn't even have a chance to change her shirt. So there you. I am now a believer!

pine_apple_goat 10-23-2012 10:06 PM

Re: A sceptic with a natural birth.
There's nothing like a panicked husband :giggle:

hohaas 10-24-2012 04:20 AM

I'm glad you had your natural birth and that it wasn't real painful!

boekesec 10-29-2012 01:38 PM

Re: A sceptic with a natural birth.
I felt the same way! My first was induced with lots of pitocin and I liked the epidural and thought I'd probably get it again. Then with this one I just kept feeling like labor wasn't really that bad, and before I knew it she was born! I had some bad back pain because she was posterior, but with a correctly positioned baby I felt like birth would have been a breeze :) Definitely will go natural again!

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