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March 17th, 2010, 04:46 PM
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Did you want/need anything weird when you were in labor? Not necessarily food or drinks, but touching, etc?

my friend labored this past weekend and she told me the entire time she wanted her husband just to pet her ankle - she had an epi but she said she "knew" when she was having a contraction because all she wanted was her ankle pet! I thought that was very strange


Did you have anything out of the norm that you needed to help you cope with labor?
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March 17th, 2010, 06:05 PM
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I distracted myself by surfing online. Til it got really bad...then I just zoned out and then got my epi when I couldn't stop shaking or feeling like I was going to puke. Then I went back to my computer for a bit, til they came and checked me and told me I was a 10.
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March 17th, 2010, 07:46 PM
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Oh and I wanted to not be shackled and tortured with pitocin. Apparently that makes me weird. I also hated the epidural which all my friends think is weird. So I guess you could say wanting contrx was kinda weird from most people's perspectives
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March 17th, 2010, 08:14 PM
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Danielle!

I really wanted to take a shower (which probably isnt so weird to most, but I wasn't allowed to...stupid Magnesium)...

And I REALLY wanted someone brushing my hair almost constantly..my midwife probably sat and brushed my hair for 2 hours
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March 17th, 2010, 08:27 PM
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All I wanted was peace & quiet during hard contractions. I didn't want anyone to talk, touch me, or practically breathe. Other than that, I was cool.
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March 18th, 2010, 02:38 AM
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I didnt want to be touched, at all. I couldnt handle the heat from peoples hands if they touched me.
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March 18th, 2010, 03:53 AM
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I wanted to be left alone... And the nurses were good at that.. Also I wanted it as dark in the room as possible, I labored from morning til night and during the day the nurses kept the blinds closed with one light on and that was at the sink across the room and the blind did a fab job of keeping it dark.. I didn't even realize it was daylight out except for looking at the clock...
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March 18th, 2010, 07:12 AM
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I didn't want to move around. Everything I've read said that it's completely normal to move around during labor--wasn't the case for me. My daughter was posterior and it probably would have gone quicker if I was willing to do belly lifts or do hands an knees, but the most comfortable position was just sitting on the bed.
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March 28th, 2010, 07:14 AM
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I wanted a kiss after every contractions. My poor hubby!!
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