(Closed) Moms: did your delivery go according to plan?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll:
    Wanted a med-free, vaginal birth; had one : (10 votes)
    25 %
    Wanted a med-free, vaginal birth; had a medicated vaginal birth : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Wanted a med-free, vaginal birth; had a c-section birth : (7 votes)
    18 %
    Wanted a medicated, vaginal birth; had one : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Wanted a medicated, vaginal birth; had a med-free vaginal birth : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Wanted a medicated, vaginal birth; had a c-section birth : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Had a planned c-section (elective) : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Had a planned c-section (medical reasons) : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Went in with a totally open mind (tell us what happened!) : (7 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 17
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @asianyoushi:  holy shit!!! so glad he was okay! good job, mom

    Post # 19
    1213 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    I went in with a totally open mind – if I felt like I needed medication, I would ask for it.  If I didnt, I wouldn’t.  First got the “narcotic” IV (no idea what the name of the medication is) to ease the pain with took the edge off briefly.  Then several hours later was offered the epidural to which I agreed.  Vaginal birth.

    Post # 20
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I knew I was going to have a classical c-section for medical reasons, but my water broke a week before my scheduled date so I had a semi-urgent section in the main ORs (not the OB ORs). I was I a little bit of denial about my water breaking (it was never one big gush, just some leaking), so I took a shower, did my hair and make up and gave myself a pedicure. When I got to the hospital they were like, ok we have to delay all of the scheduled sections and take you to the OR now. I was a little surprised- I just thought I was going to be admitted and put on bed rest for a while!

    Post # 21
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I had an elective c-section and all went as planned, of course the only reason it wouldn’t would be if I went into labor early.

    So all was good.

    Post # 22
    1760 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Had an open mind, only thing on my ‘birth plan’ was needed the epi. Was induced, got epi, epi wore off 1 hour before pushing so we ‘had a natural birth’. 

    Post # 23
    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Well I didn’t have a birthing plan yet.  And I ended up going into labor early. So the doctors tried everything under the sun to stop the labor. Yeah no go, I ended up giving birth 7 weeks early and I did have an Epi because I couldn’t take the pain any longer.

    Post # 24
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was fairly open minded but thought I probably wanted med-free.  By the time I got to the hospital the contractions were extremly painful and every 2 minutes apart lasting over a minute.  When they checked me I was only 4 cm and they said it could be like 12 more hours.  I couldn’t believe it! At that point I decided I needed an epidural. I ended up having him about 8 hours later and am glad I got the epi. It was a wonderful birthing experience. 🙂

    Post # 25
    5474 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had an open mind, but definitely wanted to let nature take its course.  I was over a week past my due date but didn’t want to be induced until 42 weeks (which is the policy of the midwives anyway).

    I was 41w1d and went into labor on my own (well, with the help of a little castor oil cocktail!) and had my unmedicated vaginal birth.

    I didn’t have a strict, set in stone, if it doesn’t work this way I will be heartbroken type of birth plan, rather I had a set of requests, ideas, and things I wanted to try.  I didn’t want to be offered any medication- if I felt like I needed it then I would ask.  I wanted skin to skin, delayed cord clamping, delayed routine procedures (like eye ointment and vitamin K).  I wanted to be able to try various laboring positions and other coping tools like the shower and the tub.  I was open to the possibility that complications could arise and simply requested that they discuss options with me versus telling me what needed to happen.

    Luckily, everything went very smoothly.  I can’t think of a single thing I’d do differently.  I was able to use the birthing ball, the shower, the tub; I had amazing doulas and a very supportive husband; my midwife and nurse were fantastic.  I had literally a picture perfect labor and delivery. 

    Post # 26
    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @paperumbrella:  LOL “What? OR? No, I’m fine. I just gave myself a pedicure!”

    @asianyoushi:  Something similar happened to my ex’s mom. She swore up and down that there was something wrong with the baby, and the doctors kept telling her to stop freaking out and sent her home. Halfway out the door, she grabbed her husband and said that she wasn’t going anywhere and to go get the doctor because this baby NEEDED to come out NOW. She was actually in labor, gave birth, and the cord was wrapped around his neck and he almost died. He would have, had she not made her husband go get the doctor and refused to leave.

    Post # 27
    7844 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Had both of my girls vaginally with epidurals.  Went exactly as planned- 9hrs for the first baby labor, 6 1/2 hrs for the second.  I am super lucky.

    Post # 28
    695 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think I’m the only one in the mix that wanted an epidural, and didn’t get one.  They were short staffed at my hospital, and it was a baby boom that night, so I had a med-free vaginal birth.  I still can’t believe that it happened (she’s only 10 days old) but I’m really proud of myself for getting through it!

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