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natural no epidural births ? JOJO&DANI 2 kids; Nebraska 2475 posts
26th Jan '13

When I had my daughter I ended up getting it and regretted it I had horrible back pain afterwards plus I had her like an hour later and felt like I had no control to push I needed a mirror to see my progress of pushing it sucked plus I needed stitches with this pregnancy I do not want it and when I told the nurse she said that I must have a breathing technique or atleast read about it so I said yea( I haven't really ) but I know deep breathing threw contractions helps my Braxton hicks do u think that will help me during labor? what helped you handle the pain I will be looking back on this during labor to help me.

JustDucky 2 kids; Connecticut 1118 posts
26th Jan '13

Constant movement helped me. Standing, walking, swaying back and forth. I had DD natural, no pain meds, but still had to have stitches. Just because you don't have an apidural, doesn't mean you won't need sutures.

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63078 posts
status 26th Jan '13

I didn't stay in one position for more than 10-15 minutes at a time. When a contraction came, I would focus on one spot, breathe, and count. Rocking back and forth on my hands and knees helped, too.

Lovemommylife Due June 2 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; New Mexico 1421 posts
26th Jan '13

Omg power to you if you want to go natural. That was my plan going in and after 8 hours I couldn't handle that shit. Nothing helped, than again I was also induced so couldn't leave the bed other than to go pee. But even at the end I felt everything again.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3454 posts
status 26th Jan '13

If you truly want to be able to push correctly, do not let ANYONE to tell you when to 'push!' You need to wait until you feel the urge to bear down. This means that your body is pushing, whether you want to or not. Your body does all the work. The breathig techniques they try to teach you make you ligh headed. Reading about everything is helpful, just stay confident that you got this! There are tons of pain management method, but the no 1 is to take a hot shower! The warm water was amazinggggg!!! You did it once, you can do it again!

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
26th Jan '13

I did natural twice, last was emergancy c-section.

I just walked around my house and watched tv, I showered a few times. Took a nap etc.....

I never used any classes or breathing techniques (sp?) or anything. I had my first at 18, my second at 25......and just did my own thing.

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24286 posts
26th Jan '13

i loved my epi free birth. the pain was horrible, but it was worth it in the end. i jsut kept telling myself "it will all be over soon". another thing, that my mother told me that helped, was the pain only gets to a certain point and then it just kinda stay there. once i knew i was able to handle the intense contractions i knew i could go all the way. you just have to not focus on the pain. i didn't go do any breathing techniques or anything. i've heard music can help. calm soothing music. or heck, whatever makes you feel better, and takes your mind off of things.

~**germaphobic**~ 3 kids; Georgia 2206 posts
26th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting eKnuckles:</b>" If you truly want to be able to push correctly, do not let ANYONE to tell you when to 'push!' You need ... [snip!] ... method, but the no 1 is to take a hot shower! The warm water was amazinggggg!!! You did it once, you can do it again!"</blockquote>




This!!!i agree with everything! Once you feel the urge to push, push!!!

JOJO&DANI 2 kids; Nebraska 2475 posts
26th Jan '13

I hope I can move around they always have the monitors and stuff ill have to ask I know they have birthing balls too all this info will be helpful and I can try to labor more at home to avoid interventions and being rushed I feel like I can do it but I hope I dnt back down once those pains come I remember crying while I was in labor and everyone in the room told me just get the epidural everyone gets it and dnt be stupid I got it cuz they all got on my case I have talked to the people who will be in room and told them to just be there and shut up no talking or eating or being annoying or I will be a b***h lol

Cecily's Mama 1 child; 3781 posts
26th Jan '13

I loved my natural labor, all 14 hrs of it. It got intense but worth it. Laid perfectly still because moving seemed to hurt me more.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
26th Jan '13

The breathing techniques never worked for me I just kept moving I loved the pregnancy ball it helped a lot.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3454 posts
status 26th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ✩BG Addict✩:</b>" i loved my epi free birth. the pain was horrible, but it was worth it in the end. i jsut kept telling ... [snip!] ... i've heard music can help. calm soothing music. or heck, whatever makes you feel better, and takes your mind off of things."</blockquote>



This is so true too. Your pain (or the intensity of the contractions, in my opinion) only goes so high. It's not like it'll get worse and worse.