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

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I just want to drop in and wish you all the best! Going natural was my plan; however things didn’t go as I wanted and I ended up being induced, getting an epidural and getting a c-section and felt like my body totally failed me. It took a while to get over that. Next one will be by c-section no matter what, but I still wish things had been different and I admire those who are able to do it.

For those of you who will, like me, be forced to change their plans for the sake of their babies, a little word of encouragement. Delivery is a tiny moment compared to all the things you’ll get to experience with your baby; be proud that you brought your precious baby into the world no matter how you did it. Enjoy the first moments of his life right away, don’t obsess over the delivery: it’s all in the past now!

Ladies, good luck and good night! 🙂

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not pregnant or planning on trying to get pregnant in the very near future, but I’ve always assumed I’d have a natural birth since my mother had all four of her kids naturally (when I talk to her about she says, “it really wasn’t that big of a deal…”. Now that i’ve gotten older and friends are having children I’ve begun to look into different birthing methods and more than ever, God willing, I want to have my children naturally with as few interventions as possible, if possible. 

What amazes me about people and childbirth, since i’ve come to find out that this is a hot button issues, even though your method of birthing your child should be between you, your partner, and the midwife/doctor and NOT the random lady at the grocery store or your neighbor, is the immediate assumption that you’ll be having an epidural or getting pain medication. I just came across a blog where the woman is pregnant and approaching 40 weeks and people commented below her post with, “just get that epidural and everything will be great!!” It’s sad to me that so few people these days are open to having children the natural way and the way our bodies are made to give birth.

Post # 50
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Helper bee

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@Audreysdance:  

“i just wish more women would TRY to forgo it. I really can’t stand when i hear a woman say OH YEAH GET ME THAT EPIDURAL ON TAP! especially if they have never birthed before. come on. there are risks i wish people would consider.”

 

I’m all for your birthing plan and I hope you’re not dissapointed in the end but your statement above is very judgy. Everyone is different. No need to criticize those who are choosing a different path than you are. In the end what matters is that your baby arrives safe and sound. I think we can all agree that that is the ideal outcome.

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@MamaHusky3:  Your EDD is MY birthday! 🙂

I’m 13w4d (still early, I know!) but unfortunately, I can’t join you ladies. 🙁 I really wanted to have an at home water birth, however, I recently found out that my doctors do not think it is safe that I give vaginal birth at all, let alone naturally.  Boo.  

I do however, commend all you lovely ladies!  Congrats and good luck!

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@morkiemama:  Why do they not recommend a natural birth if you don’t mind me asking?

Post # 55
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Helper bee

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@Audreysdance:  Not sure what we disagree on? I’m not disagreeing or agreeing with your birth plan. I’m just saying it’s not your place to judge people who choice a different path than you. I guess we disagree on being judgy.

While I agree, you do have your right to your opinion. It’s not any of your buisness what others choose when it comes to their birth plans.

 

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I just got notice that my hold on Ina May’s guide to childbirth is ready to be picked up from the library. I will have to swing and grab it. Has anyone looked in to hypnobabies much? I have been thinking about it.

I have read a few Bradley basedd books, anything anyone has read so far that they really found informational?

Post # 59
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Helper bee

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@Audreysdance:  This is a public forum. I’m allowed to chime in with my thoughts. I never said all methods are equally safe. You’d probably be shocked to know that I agree with natural being the most ideal. Most moms and moms to be feel enough guilt about their parenting choices. No need to make them feel any worse. In the end, and I know you’ll feel this way too, you just want your baby to arrive the safest way possible however that may be. Good luck with your birthing experience.

Post # 60
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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@tcanne:  Please stop threadjacking. You are free to start a post about your feelings, but that is not the purpose of this thread.

Post # 61
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Helper bee

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@ieatunicorns:  What’s wrong with pointing out that the OP is being offensive with what she has wrote in her post? That’s not thread jacking. I haven’t been mean or attacked. I’m simply pointing out that she might want to be a bit more sensitive to others choices.

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