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March 18th, 2013, 01:01 AM
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I had epi's with my first 2 births, this last one I did completely unmedicated. I did nothing to prepare either.

This birth did not get really painful until I was around 8-9cm, by then I figured I could just do without the drugs. I did use the whirlpool tub up until it was time to push, that was a big help. I also used a midwife this time around. She offered lots of encouragement which helped also.

The pushing part was extremely intense, scary and hurt like crazy. But by then there was no turning back. I only had to push for about 20 minutes.

I also labored at home for 9 of the 13 hours of my labor, getting to the hospital when I was 7cm.
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