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When I had my daughter at 18 i choose to have an epidural I didn't like the way it made me feel. With this baby i have chosen to do a natural birth with no medication. I want to be able to do things on my own after i deliver instead of having to be in a wheel chair. Mostly I want to try natural ways to ease labor pains like baths, walking, massage, and soothing sounds and smells. I have my birth plan all set. If any one knows of any other natural ways or better ways to naturally ease labor pains please let me know.
Hi! And welcome to the board! Feel free to check out our recent threads, there's lots of talk from other moms about what worked for them.
One of the best things you can do is to take a good childbirth education class to learn about the process, release your fears, and let go of expectations that this will be painful. Build yourself with confidence that you can do it, because you can. And you never know, you may not use the word "painful" to describe your experience afterwards
I agree, we have a bunch of new mama's coming in with the same questions. A preparation class for natural birth is a great idea. They'll go over labor positions, things your partner can try to help alleviate back labor pain (lifesaver for me), different messages and pressure points, etc. Endless advice basically lol.
The main helpers for me were constant pressure being applied to my secrum, the shower, and the birthing ball (I swayed on it half of my labor).