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if your birth was unmedicated... [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
21st Mar '13

And you could offer ONE piece of advice, what would it be. I'd love to attempt my vbac unmedicated...I'm just nervous.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
21st Mar '13

I was just going to click 'topic watch' but wanted to ask... are you using a midwife or a doctor? I attempted my vbac unmedicated with a doctor... :roll: Needless to say, when the time comes, I don't know what I'll be doing when I try for a vba2c.

So I guess my advice is that if you can, get a midwife. lol

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 14977 posts
status 21st Mar '13

A very good support person. A good support person will be the best thing you can have, will give you something to focus on, will massage if you need it, will offer encouragement, etc.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
21st Mar '13

Move, move, move.



And reach deep within yourself to find your primal woman.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
21st Mar '13

I'm going to watch this too. I gave in to an epidural with my last pregnancy but it only worked in 1/2 my body. So I felt I guess 1/2 the pain? But with this one I want to be medicine free.



I think it would've helped a lot if I didn't have such bitchy, condescending nurses yelling at me that there's no way in hell I am 10cm, and then checking me when I won't stop demanding, finding out that I'm 10cm, and having to rush around and find a doctor to deliver me while telling me not to push. I think the staff plays a huge role in natural pain management.

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tinana +2:</b>" I was just going to click 'topic watch' but wanted to ask... are you using a midwife or a doctor? I attempted ... [snip!] ... comes, I don't know what I'll be doing when I try for a vba2c. So I guess my advice is that if you can, get a midwife. lol"</blockquote>




A dr. He did say that he is a big advocate of unmedicated...so I feel like I have decent support from him as far as that goes

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
21st Mar '13

Pick up the book "Birthing from Within" It is AWESOME if you're serious about doing it unmedicated.

BrittanieY 18 kids; South Carolina 16634 posts
21st Mar '13

Just get through it.



All the advice and preparedness went right out the window with me. In the end, I just powered through and got to the end.



My husband was awesome at telling me to "say no to drugs" too :lol:.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting tinana +2:" During a vbac they may not let you.. :cry: "


Even position changes help.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting tinana +2:</b>" I was just going to click 'topic watch' but ... [snip!] ... A dr. He did say that he is a big advocate of unmedicated...so I feel like I have decent support from him as far as that goes"


That's awesome :) My youngest is 3 so I've been having severe baby fever lately. I've been doing some research and speaking to doctors. I love the idea of a midwife but as a nurse there are a lot of things that scare me so I do think I would like a doctor. I'm not sure yet.

WTFno Due October 5; 3 kids; Ohio 2732 posts
21st Mar '13

I didn't have pain relief but i did have pitocin, which IMO makes your contractions much stronger. Aside from having someone very supportive with you, the breathing techniques really worked for me. That, and just concentrating on the pain mentally so it doesn't freak you out and consume you. Every contraction is one closer to having your baby. I kept repeating that over and over in my head.

user banned Due September 18; 1 child; California 21617 posts
21st Mar '13

Don't doubt yourself. It is possible and you can do it.
Also, walk. It really helped the pain for me. I walked until they wouldn't let me anymore.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting BrittanieY:" Just get through it. All the advice and preparedness went right out the window with me. In the end, ... [snip!] ... In the end, I just powered through and got to the end. My husband was awesome at telling me to "say no to drugs" too :lol:."


I gave my husband the explicit rule that no matter how bad it got and how much I begged for it, I was not allowed to have drugs. :lol: He even told the nurse I was not to have any drugs. :lol:

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY