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mags423 Due January 22; 2 kids; Texas 10 posts
Sep 1st '12

Oh yeah and for all you first timers out there who will deliver in the hospital with a doc and want to try for unmedicated, my advice would be to wait as long as you can before going in to the hospital. I did that with both of mine. The 1st I had within 2 hours of arriving and the 2nd I had within 3 hours of arriving. A lot of hospitals and docs insist on strapping you to the fetal monitor, so they want you in the bed. I hate this. I do not want to labor lying in the bed. That was a big thing for me that I wanted different this time. The other big thing was I didn't want to give birth with my knees pushed up to my head. Ok not conducive to pushing baby out well! :P This time I'm going to see which birthing position is most comfortable for me and my nurse-midwives are totally supportive of this (yay)! Self hypnosis can work also (for pain). Working with relaxation and hypnosis (type) things can help a lot for the pain. A good support person who knows what is coming and knows how to make you relax is also very good to have.

JAYLENS MOMMAH 17 kids; Midlothian, Virginia 297 posts
Sep 8th '12

Any women ever go natural after a csection?

Sheri an aspiring hippie 19 kids; Nevada 3091 posts
Sep 9th '12
Quoting JAYLENS MOMMAH:" Any women ever go natural after a csection?"


yep I did Dec 2010 i had a home birth, then im having another home birth this December. My labor story is in my topics if you wanna read it.

Adams Mommy Due November 23 (boy); 1 child; Brandon, Florida 3709 posts
Sep 10th '12
Quoting JAYLENS MOMMAH:" Any women ever go natural after a csection?"


I plan to go naturally in November. I am a VBAC as well. We really wanted to homebirth, but my family was not supportive. They said they would prefer me to VBAC in a hospital. So I am. When this goes well, I will plan a home birth for my next pregnancy regardless of what people have to say about it :)

Santana Espinoza Due October 23; Japan 1 posts
Sep 13th '12

Im due in a month nd 2weeks and im considering giving natural birth but everytime I talk to someone about it they start telling me ohh no and im like I know its gonna hurt I dont expect it to be all calm and pain free

let it be California 41018 posts
Sep 13th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Santana Espinoza:</b>" Im due in a month nd 2weeks and im considering giving natural birth but everytime I talk to someone about ... [snip!] ... someone about it they start telling me ohh no and im like I know its gonna hurt I dont expect it to be all calm and pain free"</blockquote>




You can do anything you set your mind to. Don't let others cloud what you want to do.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26911 posts
Sep 13th '12
Quoting Santana Espinoza:" Im due in a month nd 2weeks and im considering giving natural birth but everytime I talk to someone about ... [snip!] ... someone about it they start telling me ohh no and im like I know its gonna hurt I dont expect it to be all calm and pain free"


I was told that. One friend literally laughed in my face and said "yeah I thought I was tough too".



Now I've done it twice. :) Once with a 10.5 lb baby whose head was cockeyed and had his hand on his head.
I had the last laugh. :D

Holliday1983 2 kids; Midrand, South Africa 56 posts
Sep 14th '12

Giving birth is one of the most natural things... Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. If anyone tries to discourage you or just gives you a look of disbelief that you would be able to do such a thing... Use it as motivation to carry out what you intended to do. It will empower you once you have conquered it! And after birth - this applies with nursing your baby too!

Avery Davids Momma Kali Due November 5; 1 child; Deer River, Minnesota 606 posts
Sep 15th '12

I never thought I could give birth naturally, I planned on getting an epidural but after the nurse checking my dialation wrong I ended up giving birth to a baby boy all natural weighing 8lbs 9ozs and was PROUD of myself for that! (:

Adams Mommy Due November 23 (boy); 1 child; Brandon, Florida 3709 posts
Sep 16th '12

So I am super excited to deliver my beautiful boy with no drugs or interventions in November!! Today we booked our photographer to be there to photograph the entire thing. Cannot wait to see the finished photos.

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
Sep 17th '12
Quoting Santana Espinoza:" Im due in a month nd 2weeks and im considering giving natural birth but everytime I talk to someone about ... [snip!] ... someone about it they start telling me ohh no and im like I know its gonna hurt I dont expect it to be all calm and pain free"


my family is the same way. They try to remind me that my mother wanted no pain meds but ended up using them anyway or telling me of someone they knew that had a terrible natural birth. Completely unsupportive of my birth center plan. It's like they don't realize no matter how many times I tell them that I've done my research and know exactly what I'm getting myself into. You just have to keep your head up and tell them, "think what you want, but this is what I want, and it's MY birth, and I'm doing it MY way." :]

Trisha Beck 1 child; Pennsylvania 303 posts
Sep 19th '12

I'm really hoping to be able to give birth without an epidural...I'm having our son in the hospital and I want to be able to walk around if I feel the need to and I'm just hoping I can handle the "pain" of labor...I need to hear some thoughts...do you think hospitals will let you walk around or sit up while giving birth...or how can i handle it without am epidural? Everyone keeps trying to tell me to get one and it makes me mad/upset because I feel no one should be telling me what I should and shouldn't do...and makes me feel like people think you can't handle it...it's so frustrating! I need advice and support from those who have been there because if our bodies are meant to have babies then shouldn't we be meant to handle the pain as well?!

Kayleigh Joanna Due September 17; Japan 4 posts
Sep 20th '12

Your body is made to do a natural birth.
I stayed at home until I was nine centimeters dialated and then when to the hospital, walked up two flights of stairs and then across the rest of the hospital. I gave birth to my baby and the placenta completely naturally and it was nothing, you barely even remember afterwards. I had complications after I gave birth and so I had no choice but to get medications to numb my lower half because I bled for two hours afterwards. I refused medications for a long time, but honestly if anyone else had to go through what I did I would tell them to take the medication, It doesn't affect your baby at all and it is really important, trust me you do not want a doctor having to reach all the way inside of you and pull out blood clots, even with all the medication it still really hurt even more than the birth.
If you do a natural birth then be really proud of yourself, its an amazing feeling.

Kayleigh Joanna Due September 17; Japan 4 posts
Sep 20th '12

Also , I did my birth on my hands and knees, pushing backwards and down with each push, I found it made it a lot better because I found it the most comfortable and the moment helped my boy move his head through my hips.
If you believe you can do it and stay perfectly calm then it's easy. I'm 16 and I did it, you can too (:

Chelsi Russ Due March 13; Salisbury, North Carolina 2 posts
Sep 28th '12

IM SCARED BUT REALLY DONT WANT A NEEDLE IN MY BACK SO THATS Y IM DOING A NATURAL CHILD BIRTH ALL THE WAY