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

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Post # 62
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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@tcanne:  And she has repsonded. You can continue to post about how offended you are or post about natural child birth, one of those is the topic of the thread one of those is not.

Post # 63
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Helper bee

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@ieatunicorns:  I can continue to post about whatever the Hell I want. Got it, boss?

Post # 64
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Bee Keeper
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Good luck to everyone who is preparing for a med-free and/or intervention-free birth. I hope all of you have happy, healthy, easy pregnancies and births!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Audreysdance:  i agree with your original post about how sad/weird it is that women just assume they will ask for an epidural asap NOT because i dont think anyone who wants an  epidural should be able to choose it but because thats how society views birth. and thats sad. its viewed as a “dear god do anything to numb this horrible thing & avoid it totally” & less of a natural process where sometimes pain management/intervention is necessary.

ive never had a baby & im sure its the worst pain imaginable, but i admire women who try to go without the meds. my mother had 3 8+ lb babies naturally. hopefully ill have the same luck!

Post # 68
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Honey bee
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@Audreysdance:  I know somebody that had twins naturally. That takes so much determination. I am not sure I would be able to do it with twins, I would be so afraid #2 would need a C section and they would have to put me under (I have no idea why, but they idea of being put under scares the bejesus out of me- and I am a nurse in a surgical ICU).

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Bumble bee
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@Audreysdance:  I hope you keep this thread going and the drama settles down!  All women should feel supported in their birth choices, but I agree with you that so many practitioners and women quickly jump to unnecessary intervention without really truly considering the risks involved to mom and/or baby.  Epidurals are SO ubiquitous now that that alone gives them an air of safety and normalcy…..but like everything epidurals DO have risks and I can attest personally that I’ve seen more than one c/s as a direct consequence of an epidural.  Keep the support going, ladies, and best birthy wishes to all!

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Buzzing bee
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I have two daughters, they are 18 and 11. I had both naturally with no epidural. My mom had four of us with no epideral and lived to tell the story so I was sure I would survive. 

We are planning to start TTC in a few months and although I am much oldrer now (35) I am also going to do my best to avoid getting the epideral the third time around. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Bumble bee
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@Mrs.Jansen:  It’s like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Buzzing bee
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@cdncinnamongirl:  I hope so because I am scared out of my mind. I am more scared now at 35, than when I was 16. lol 

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Bumble bee
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I think one of the sad things about alot of epidurals and interventions is how many women aren’t well informed or educated about their options and are therefore having them without really knowing what they’re doing (and I mean that in a really general sense). 

I think there’s a big difference between doing your research and choosing to go with the induction / epidural / interventions and just “going with it” because it’s the usual thing to do!

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Buzzing bee
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@MARIE901: :  Oddly enough…the reason is, my eyes.  Lol.  I have a genetic disease that has caused both of my retinas to detach.  Twice each.  They are very fragile, and I’m told that the pressure bearing down in labor would most likely cause them to redetach.  The likelihood of saving my sight gets slimmer each time they detach, so….it’s not going to happen.  ๐Ÿ™  I miss all the good stuff.  I can’t even fly because of cabin pressure!  

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