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Old 02-09-2011, 01:22 PM   #20
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Re: In case I don't get an epidural . . .

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Originally Posted by KristieW View Post
One thing to remember, too, is that it's not uncommon for women to get to 10cm and then to have everything stop. It's your body's way of giving you a break before you start the HARD work!
Yup this happened to me with my last labor. I got to 10 and then had a break of about 10-15 minutes before pushing began. I remember my midwife saying in the background that sometimes you get a break in there.. it was great. I started pushing after that and she was out 7 minutes later!!

OP I think having a clear goal like someone mentioned - avoiding drugs, knowing it is best for baby, etc. will help you achieve your natural birth. Also stay home as long as you can - show up pushing - then you'll know you can do it!
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