(Closed) Giving Birth-Tell the Truth!

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love reading honest birth (and after birth!) stories like Dumpling’s blog.  Honestly, the worse the stories are the better I feel, haha.  I just feel more empowered knowing the real deal.  I hate going into situations not knowing what to expect and I definitely wouldn’t want to go into labor like that.  Most of the books and other mom’s stories tell you it is going to hurt but hearing the nitty gritty helps you really prepare mentally.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i think it’s funny because alot(not all) of the women on tv giving birth and screaming have an epi, and they can hardly feel anything anyway… but i also haven’t given birth(but plan on going without any meds)… so i guess everyone is different!

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had an epideral at 4 1/2 cm and from there I felt nothing. It was a total breeze. It was the swelling and pain ‘down there’ afterwards for 2 weeks that was the killer. I would have a ton more if they all went like that! 🙂

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This is what I’m dying to know…because my doctor and nurse friends tell me that EVERYONE (or almost everyone) poops when they push. I would die to poop in front of everyone!!! Noooo!

I bet to the doctors and nurses it would not be a big deal but that is what I am dreading most!!!! 

So…is it true?

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@futuremrskelsey: The secret to not pooping in front of everyone is getting up and pooping when it feels like you need to poop. It also helps with the contractions so much.

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think most people have no idea if they poop during pushing or not.  Seriously, I have no clue if I did or not.  It’s definitely not like the doctor/nurses tell you, so I’m not sure how people know if they do or not.

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Haha.  Ooh, good advice TheFutureMrsMcBride !!!

@Mrs. Spring: True that! Not like the doctor or nurse would say “oh nasty you just pooped” or make any ugly face or start gagging.  I think I would die if they reacted like that 🙂

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Everyone says this but it’s true- when you’re pushing the baby out you won’t care if you’re pooping. All you’re going to care about is getting that baby out, no matter what it takes. Also, your nurse or midwife will clean you up quickly so it’s not like you’re going to be sitting there in your own poo…

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

wow.  I have two kids, the first by emergency c-section, the second by c-section (not emergency, though). 

My son’s birth was pure pain.  Ummm.. you know how you bend a twig and it won’t break?  That was my leg.  During Delivery.  Morphine, yes, the anesthesiologist was giving me MORPHINE through the epidural and it WAS NOT HELPING.  So, c-section!  Wow, that spinal block removed ALL the pain… except my leg ached for the next few days.  (Discovered from my family doctor my SI joint was out of place.  yay me.  DO NOT fall flat on your tail bone while pregnant.  it WILL hurt and cause problems later!)

My daughter, however, is the interesting story.  No pain.  None.  Went in at 6, she was born around 11.  No pain. No meds. Read and talked the whole time.  She was also 4-5 weeks premature (dr’s couldn’t agree, but she had no eyelashes or eyebrows until a week later…) and was in the NICU for a week.  In a city over three hours away.  TOTALLY SUCKED.

Thanks for sharing the stories ladies!  I’ve always wondered about delivery and contractions, and pain since I had none.  And I didn’t know when I was in labor, either.  Only thing I knew was I couldn’t sit down normally!!! LOL!

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I highly recommend watching The Business of Being Born.  It will give you a whole different perspective on hospital births and how so many of the “necessary” interventions in hospitals are actually not necessary at all.  It really opened my eyes.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Thanks everyone for sharing!  Does anyone know if Dumpling has dropped her birth blog?  It hasn’t been updated in awhile…

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ok, I am really stupid on this but isn’t going to the hospital pointless? I mean, I have gone to the ER before and its HOURS upon HOURS of waiting and waiting and waiting. By the time it was “my turn” I’m sure the baby would be out on it’s own…

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@evalague: I’m newly pregnant but I imagine if you go into a hospital in labor they’re going to make you a priority and not let you just sit out in the waiting room for quite a while. Lots of people call their Dr and the doctor will call ahead to the hospital etc.

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@LpCutiPie: @evalague: around here (in ALL the hospitals I know of, including the large ones like UVA and Martha Jefferson) you get sent to the maternity ward at the hospitals, NOT the ER.  And once you’re on the ward, you get weighed in (literally, they weigh you first thing! LOL!) then sent to a room to be put in a gown.  From there, you get examined by the nurse &/or a doctor (usually a nurse to find out if you’re dilating), then the dr. comes.

There IS NOT WAIT at a hospital.  Even if you’re brought in by ambulance, you have no wait because of an un-attended birth possibility. 

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ok, I was thinking in terms of ER triage and technically labor isn’t a “life threatening emergency” so I could see a bunch of people moving before me in line. lol.

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