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My last experience with anesthesia was not great. I think it was partly my fault. I started asking for drugs right away. I was falling asleep while the anesthesiologist was discussing my epidural. The first epidural didn't work. By the time I had my daughter, I was so disconnected. It was like being a zombie. I wasn't joyful or anything. I didn't start bonding until almost 14 hrs later.
I worry a little about the pain and getting to the point of not being able to have medication and wanting it. However, I want to enjoy this birth coming up in March.
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I don't post very often, but I just wanted to wish you a healthy pregnancy and a joy-filled birth. I had my doula-supported NCB in the hospital and it was an amazing experience. Yes, it was difficult, but at no point during labor did I ever lose my confidence or my belief in my body's ability to birth. Asking for medication never even crossed my mind! Prepare for the birth by surrounding yourself with support, staying healthy, and reading and talking about NCB. Fill yourself with happy, positive birth images. Your body will take care of the rest!
Welcome Celia! I'm sorry your first birth was so disconnected. I hope you can actually enjoy the experience this time around. Post away. I look forward to getting to know you throughout your pregnancy.
I hope that you'll get the NCB that you would like this time around. I find that pumping my brain with as much knowledge as I can find has been very beneficial to me. If you are a reader, you may start empowering your brain with positive birth stories and positive natural birthing information. This board has a lot of positive NCB stories. I'd also recommend reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. It's a terrific book with a lot of great information regarding natural childbirth.