Totally losing my confidence in a natural birth..
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March 15th, 2012, 09:40 AM
Join Date: May 2007
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You can do it!
Do you think your pushing position had anything to do with it? I had a medicated birth with a 8.5 lber and pushed on my back when the DR told me to and it was really hard.
Then I had a natural water birth and pushed when I wanted to while squatting or floating on my back and had a 10.9 lb baby without any trauma down there. He even had his arm up by his face, and I am a very small framed person with tiny hips. I just feel like there is a lot to say for how you labor and how you push and the sort of mobility you have to open your pelvis and work with the baby coming down. I would definitely recommend a waterbirth in your situation.
I hemorrhaged both times too, it's really scary. But that's something to deal with whether it's medicated or not.
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