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December 3rd, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Watch a Baby Story? It scares the hell out of me. Even though my labor with DS1 was nothing like these nor was my behavior I'm scared that since DS2 pregnancy has been so different maybe my labor will be as well. I saw an episode today where the woman was so about natural water birth and had a doula she got to hospital all of that went out the window, poor husband and doula were trying to remind her of her birth plans and she didn't want to hear anything but them getting her an epidural.
Do u think your plans will change once u go into active labor? I know mine did bc with DS1 I planned on epidural but ended up having a natural birth.
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December 3rd, 2012, 10:03 AM
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I dunno. Its so hard to say. But I figured if you endured it once with no huge issues, then you have an understanding of what to expect unless there is a new concern (breech birth etc).

But of all my 4 live births, I held the same pattern. By the time I asked for pain meds I was too close to pushing and once I got pushing I didnt need the pain meds.
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December 3rd, 2012, 10:34 AM
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I don't know, I'm a FTM, and really don't know what to expect. I have a plan in my head, but I will prepare myself/ourselves for ANY situation. I don't want to be caught too off guard should something go awry!
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December 3rd, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Well, I'm limited by my birth location (birth center), so my birth plans won't change unless there's an emergency.
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December 3rd, 2012, 10:53 AM
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I'm sure I'll want the drugs, and may even ask for them. But DH and I have already talked about this and I feel confident he'll be able to help me through those moments. I'm also increasingly reassured that the midwife staff is enthusiastic about natural child birth, and so even in a hospital setting I'm hoping they'll remind me all the reasons why I don't want drugs.

I can't watch a Birth Story. I only watched one all the way through, and that was a woman who had a successful water birth in a hospital setting. The others with the oxygen masks and the wires all over just make me nervous. I know that there are lots of different ways to bring a baby into the world, but for me personally, knives and wires and needles and confinement make me more anxious than pain.

More than changing my mind, I do worry about being faced with decisions (e.g., pre-e and needing to induce) and making a good decision from a list of bad options.
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December 3rd, 2012, 11:07 AM
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At this point with all of the issues that have been happening with Parker, I don't even care how I feel at his birth as long as he gets out healthy. I initially wanted as drug free as possible (though I expected to get an epi eventually), and as calm and nice as a hospital setting can be, but honestly at this point I'll be lucky to even get a chance at a vaginal delivery so I'll take what I can get lol.
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December 3rd, 2012, 12:02 PM
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I used to watch baby story all of the time (I do credit this show for helping me learn how to push) but yes sometimes those shows show the dramatic things that happen and less of the normal births. I will pray that you have a short easy birth..
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