(Closed) Natural, Intervention-Free Childbirth and VBAC Support Thread

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

me me me!! i love this thread…sadly i have to go but i promise to come back and fill out the survey! 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ll post to this later also.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

in the face of all the women who will give in just because they are impatient.

 

 

 

So you are saying if a woman chooses to have an epidural she is “impatient”?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I am planning a natural birth too. This is baby #3 for me and my births were very different.

Dirty Delete #1- Went into labor naturally and when I went to the hospital they noticed abnormal heart deelerations. I was given pitocin to speed things along and had no pain medication. Turned out I had an abruption of the placenta weeks prior ot delivery, Dirty Delete spent 3 weeks in NICU recovering.

DD#2- Went into labor naturally. Panicked when I started progressing quickly (if only  I would have know about emotional signposts) and took IV medication, which completely stalled my labor. Once that wore off things sped back up and I progressed to 10. At that point I pushed and Darling Husband was sunny side up. At that point I was so exhausted I ended up gettin an epidural to help give her time to labor down and then deivered.

I honestly think if I  wouldn’t have panicked my labor would have gone so much smoother, so we are trying for a natural birth this time.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Gotcha, thanks for clarifying.  I’m taking it you mean the days when women(usually more well to do women) scheduled their csections so they didn’t have to deliver?  Or the doctors that went ahead and performed a c section because mom labored all day and surprise, surprise…it is now 8 pm and doctor is ready to go home?

 

Well I’m not pregnant but used to work as a mother/baby nurse.  I hope you have a healthy pregnancy and a quick and safe delivery that follows your birth plan as much as possible.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really hope this thread doesn’t blow up in your face.

I’m not pregnant so I can’t answer.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Number of weeks: 20 weeks 1 day

EDD: Christmas Eve- 12/24/12

Brief Summary of Basic Birthplan: Avoid medical inverention as long it is to the benefit of baby and momma, donate chord blood after delivery

What Keeps you Strong: Knowing I have done this before, knowing the benefits of going naturally

What Makes you feel tempted: Knowing the relief that comes with an epidural:)

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m not pregnant but the title of this thread intrigured me because of the epidural. My husband and I will hopefully be starting TTC soon. In a program abroad I once studied in we had a guest speaker come speak to us and she was paralyzed because of a botched epidural. My mom had one with my sister in 1994 and she said she has felt some residual numbing in one of her legs. I don’t know, epidurals scare me as much as I would want onef or pain relief because the idea of a super long needle being inserted into my back is very, very scary. I am not against them or anything but I think I would want to do some more research before I decided to say yes to one. But again, not pregnant and not even TTC yet, just some things to share.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@star_dust:  I also know someone who had an epidural and had  very rare side effect and couldn’t walk normally for almost a month afterwards. I realise this is so rare, but it is really scary.

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