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Old 07-03-2012, 12:15 AM   #11
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Re: Anyone else excited about labor?

Lots of homebirths!! And VBAC (and attempted VBAC) mamas are my heros. It's close to my heart because my niece was born via emergency c-section, transferred after an ideal labor at home. She just would NOT descend into the birth canal. My sister tried so hard to have a vaginal birth with her 2nd and was all the way at 8 cm without any meds buy the baby's heart rate was concerning the Doctor and he basically told her it was a c-section or lose the baby. She's TTC #3 and praying for a VBAC at home this time.

I took Bradley classes with DS1 and so during labor I try to be practice the slow, rhythmic breathing. I'm going to try hypnobabies this time though. I'm intrigued by the idea.

I definitely don't enjoy every moment of labor, but overall I love the experience. I think it's incredibly exciting too.

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Old 07-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #12
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I'm excited to experience the natural progression of labor since I was pitocin induced with DS. I am reading a lot, especially about the Bradley method. This may sound awful, but I actually don't want that much help from my husband though. Judging from my last labor, I'm easily irritated while in pain. . .

So, I guess what I'm mainly taking from the Bradley method is the positioning, breathing, and overall mindset, not so much the partner stuff.

Hypnobabies sounds neat, but I truly don't think I can stop my critical thinking long enough to allow myself to be hypnotized! The whole time I would be like "I don't think this is working, what if this doesn't work, I don't feel hypnotized, what do I need to get at the grocery store. . . " I have a hard enough time clearing my mind at the end of a yoga class!
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:48 AM   #13
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I'm excited to experience the natural progression of labor since I was pitocin induced with DS. I am reading a lot, especially about the Bradley method. This may sound awful, but I actually don't want that much help from my husband though. Judging from my last labor, I'm easily irritated while in pain. . .

So, I guess what I'm mainly taking from the Bradley method is the positioning, breathing, and overall mindset, not so much the partner stuff.

Hypnobabies sounds neat, but I truly don't think I can stop my critical thinking long enough to allow myself to be hypnotized! The whole time I would be like "I don't think this is working, what if this doesn't work, I don't feel hypnotized, what do I need to get at the grocery store. . . " I have a hard enough time clearing my mind at the end of a yoga class!
This is SO me! I've been debating back and forth regarding trying it because you're supposed to practice 30-45 minutes a day and I don't think I can be still that long. Instead I've been visualizing the way I want my labor to be and trying to add as much detail as I can. I'm also going to make sure to bring a CD with my music to the birth center. I know I won't be consciously aware of it once I'm in heavy labor, but with DS2 I had my music playing and my Midwife softly began singing along to the song and it made me so happy. I was in the middle of a contraction and hearing her sing helped me get through it.

I tell DH that he'd be good at yoga because on the rare occasion I ask him what he's thinking (usually when he looks deeply lost in thought), he says he isn't thinking about anything, he's "zoning". I envy him!
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:26 AM   #14
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I was truly excited with my second because I didn't get to labor with my first. But after 14+ hours of active back labor and having refused the epidural I was singing a different tune. After being stuck at a 7 for too long, the man with the epidural could not get in my room fast enough.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:41 AM   #15
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Same here. At this point though, I think I'm just ready to be not pregnant anymore!
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