(Closed) If you could pick your delivery method…

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Your ideal delivery method...
    All natural in a bed. : (25 votes)
    16 %
    Begin natural, epideral when needed : (18 votes)
    11 %
    All natural in a underwater warm bath. : (41 votes)
    26 %
    Begin natural, epideral when needed, pain medication if needed. : (18 votes)
    11 %
    Epideral and pain medication. : (26 votes)
    16 %
    Scheduled C-section. : (18 votes)
    11 %
    I have health issues and could not pick my ideal delivery method, Dr's choice. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Try natural, C-section as a last resort if medical trouble/distress arises. : (6 votes)
    4 %
    I like polls. : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    ideally i want a natural birth, but i am not opposed to epidural if i really feel i need it. Though I am hoping against all hope that i don’t have to have to a c-section because i don’t want the scar, the prolonged recovery period and the increased risk of a future c-section.

    Post # 4
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    ha ha honestly im not looking forward to labour at all.. perhaphs gestational surrogate??

    Post # 5
    3967 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Haha. Maybe magic?

    Post # 6
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I would love a natural water birth, but my hospital does not offer water births and we didn’t want to do a home birth in an apartment… just doesn’t have the feel we want.

    I’m willing to accept that anathesia of some sort may be necessary, but I’m hoping to avoid it. The idea of an epidural freaks me out… catheter in the back? No thank you. I hope I don’t have to be induced, but if I am, I’m sure I’ll have an epidural because I’ve heard petosin changes everything.

    Post # 7
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I want to go natural but have no real issues with taking the pain meds and stuff. I just don’t want to be flat on my back in the bed! And really really want to avoid a c section. I am fond of my abdominal muscles being in one piece!

    Post # 8
    3798 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @love108:  lol!

    I said scheduled c-section.

    Post # 9
    8482 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m not pregnant yet, but when I am, I have my heart set on a natural birth. I will try natural for as long as I can, only an epi if I absolutely cannot stand it anymore. And if theres no medical reason for doing it, then I will absolutely refuse to have a c-section.

    Post # 10
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My plan had been to put off getting an epidural as long as possible…but if I hit a point where I felt I couldn’t go on, I wouldn’t have any qualms about getting it. Which is pretty much what happened, although once I was at the hospital I didn’t even try to labor without it. DS was sunny-side up, so I was having horrendous back labor, and I had been up almost 24 hours. 

    Ideally the epidural would have not stopped working when I got to 9 cm, and I wouldn’t have had to labor without it for 2 hrs, and it wouldn’t have stopped working again an hour and a half into pushing, but we made it through. I was grateful for it when it was working…back labor is no joke, and my body desperately needed to rest.

    @mrsSonthebeach:  I honestly wasn’t even aware of the catheter in the back until after I delivered and was trying to change into one of DH’s button down shirts. Because of complications I had the epidural in for like 6 hours after I delivered. 


    Post # 11
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I had my perfect labour/delivery – began natural (beating induction by 3 days, thank god), pain meds, lots of walking, then epidural and ended up needing picotin (but didn’t matter because I already had the epidural), “natural” pushing & out in under 20 minutes.

    I even got to sleep for a good chunk of my 9 hour labour!

    Now, if I could only put that experience as a home birth that would be the ultimate ideal situation for me. I really don’t enjoy hospitals and hated staying the 48 hours afterwards. Yick.

    Post # 12
    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    If I’m being 100% honest, a C-Section. I’ve had an abdominal surgery (though not as big of a cut, but in the same place) so at least it would be pain that I know.

    Labor freaks me out in every way possible. I have a diagnosed anxiety disorder and the anxiety I feel about birth (and I’m not even pregnant!) is pretty high. I know I’ll probably end up doing the whole vaginal birth with an epidural or meds, etc, but if I’m being honest I’d rather not go through that, physically OR mentally.

    Post # 13
    1438 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m due in just over a week and having almost been staring down the barrel of a scheduled c-section, I’m choosing natural all the way!  I should however mention that I’m realistic enough to know that sometimes you can’t always get what you want!


    Post # 14
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’d like, if possible, to do everything as naturally as possible.  I’d like to be able to move around and get into the most comfortable position, which would be restricted by having an epidural.  Of course, I’d take medical intervention if there was any danger to the baby.  My mum had me by c-section (because I was breech) and all three of my brothers with nothing except gas and air.  That’s the way I’d like to do it, if I can.

    Post # 15
    1812 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    In a perfect world it would be completely natural, with no pain-medication, nothing.  I would also not sweat.  It would not be painful in the slightest, and I would have no tearing.  It would also last for no more than an hour, and that first picture with my baby and I would have me looking like a complete yummy mummy…

    In the real world, I would like to start of natural, and I would probably beg for painkillers, epidurals after a short period – I have quite a low pain-threshold… lol

    Post # 16
    731 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    After taking Human Reproduction at my university, I have to choose all natural bed/somewhat upright as my personal ideal birthing method. However, since I’ve never given birth, I have no idea if I could stand it without an epidural at some point. All this of course, is without consideration of a possible breech baby or placenta previa, or any other such complication.

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