(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 # 17
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Natural birth if at all possible.  I’m currently taking classes in the Bradley method, which has a very high success rate of little/no interventions.  I’m hoping we can be successful with it, but I’m still choosing a hospital birth over a home birth in case emergencies arise.

    Post # 18
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    13095 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Ideally, an all natural vaginal birth (no induction, no pain meds, etc) in a hospital or a birthing center attached to a hospital.  I want all of the medical ammenities at hand because I recognize that sometimes things go wrong or there are complications and my ideal might no longer be safe.

    I definitely want to be able to be up and moving if I so desire in the moment, whether it is to walk to halls, stand (or sit) in a shower/tub, etc.  I don’t want to be forced to be laying down in a bed.

    Post # 19
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I thought I wanted a med-free bith until I actually gave birth, lol; I ended up with an epidural (but no IV meds) for my first and second births, and they were pretty much perfect, so I’ll do that again!

    Post # 20
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I want a natural birth, but I am not opposed to pain medication including the epidural. I plan on listening to my body and making decisions from there. Also, if I need an emergency C-section to guarantee a healthy mommy & baby so be it!

    Post # 21
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    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I told my Fiance I wanted all the drugs, but then he warned me that labor would take longer, so now I’m just thinking that whatever happens, happens.

    Post # 22
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    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I typically get crucifed about the choices that I made for my son but honestly, I had such an incredible birthing experience. I had a scheduled induction with IV meds until my epidural was placed. Everything went smoothly. My OB encourages her patients to labor down which was a great experience. The force that helped my son crown was actually laughter instead of pushing.

    I know every experience is different but if I could have every delivery that way, I’d probably have a dozen more kids!

    ETA: And even with all the drugs, it only took 10 hours from the time I sat down on the hospital bed until the time I held my baby.

    Post # 23
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    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    You mean having the baby magically appear one day isn’t an option?  I’m all about the drugs.  I once went into shock when I lost a toenail (no, seriously), so my pain tolerence is next to nothing. 

    Post # 24
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    509 posts
    Busy bee

    Ideally? HE would have gone through labour and delivery.

    Actual? Epidural for first, epidural for second but my daughter was born before it took effect. It just meant I couldn’t go to the loo on my own after which was a real drag, pardon the pun.

    Post # 25
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I had my labor and delivery with an epidural. I labored a bit at home when I didn’t know I was in active labor. By the time we got to the hospital, I was in enough pain to request and whine for drugs. Whining for them in triage was the best thing ever. I got my hep lock in early, so they could do the blood tests with the epidural, and be ready for it when I was admitted. Mine weakened halfway through my 14 hour labor and had to be re-upped. When they strengthened it, it was almost too strong to feel contractions to push. I still managed to have a vaginal delivery with an epidural. I didn’t need any other interventions like forceps or epistomy. All in all, it was the labor and delivery I wanted.

    Post # 26
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    9134 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I plan on preparing for a natural birth so I am not scared in the delivery room but at some point I will be requesting an epidural.  I was in the room when my mom had my little sister and she was like a dying animal she was in so much pain from the contractions.  Once she got the epidural she was regular old mom who only felt a bit of pressure from time to time; she didn’t even have to push when my sister came out, she just kind of fell out and the doctor caught her.  I hope my labor is as easy and pain free!

    Post # 27
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    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I couldn’t really vote, as there were options I saw as conflicting. Natural is my first choice, but the vast majority of sane people would not oppose a c-section if the life of the baby was in danger. Having that seperated out makes it sound like people voting for natural birth would be against a c-section at all costs.

    I had my baby all natural, and luckily everything went smoothly and I had a pretty easy labor and delivery. But if things would have taken a turn for the worst, me and the baby both living and being healthy was priority #1 and I would have had a c-section if medically necessary.

    Post # 28
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    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think about this WAY too much for not being pregnant. Haha. I want to labor in warm water (I think) and deliver without any meds in a bed. Hahaha. I’ve always been interested in a true water birth, but I read an antiwaterbirth article (stupid I know) and I’m just too scared!!

    ETA:  I would be okay with meds/c section if medically necessary =)

    Post # 30
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    1621 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I vote “the zipper method” hahahah.

    Joking aside, I’d prefer a natural (unmedicated) labour and birth and would avoid unnecessary interventions but if interventions became necessary I wouldn’t hesitate.  

    Post # 31
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am dead set on natural.  Unless there is a medical reason, (serious medical reason) I am preparing now for the whole experience. 

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