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June 6th, 2012, 03:43 PM
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When you gave birth did you do it naturally or did you have something for the pain?
Would you do things differently next time ?
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June 7th, 2012, 02:59 AM
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June 7th, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Epidural, definitely, for both babies. Contractions alone hurt so much....I can't imagine how delivery would have felt! It still wasn't pleasant. I'm jealous of my sister....for one of her deliveries she said she felt absolutely nothing down there. They had to tell her when to push!

99% sure there won't be a next time, but I'd have the epidural again, no question.
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June 7th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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I did a natural water birth. I have a pretty high pain tolerance anyways, so I went in pretty confident. I had back labor which felt a lot like the back pain I'd had during my period when I was a teenager. I had a local anesthetic afterwards because I tore a little and needed a stitch or two, but I didn't feel any of that. I think I took some Motrin twice the day after, and I used some Dermaplast spray off and on.

I would do everything the same way if I were to give birth again. It was an awesome experience.
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June 7th, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Natural waterbirth -- I loved it!
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June 23rd, 2012, 07:57 AM
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Epidural. I had to have pit. so I wanted an epidural. Plus, I was able to actually kinda doze for a bit after I had it and was able to rest up for pushing. I don't think I'd go any other way.

And.... I praise you ladies that go natural - way to go!!!
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July 1st, 2012, 11:35 AM
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With my first I had an epidural. I don't want to have one again.

With this one I am shooting for natural using HypnoBirthing techniques, a TENS machine and possibly later into labour a birthing pool for pain relief.
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July 2nd, 2012, 05:40 PM
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I had an epidural and would do it again in a heartbeat!
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July 2nd, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Did you ladies find it harder to focus on the contractions or know when to push with an epidural?
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July 8th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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I had to be told when to push, couldn't feel when to push, and indeed my pushing didn't seem to have much effect, because I ended up with a ventouse delivery after over an hour exhausting myself trying.
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August 2nd, 2012, 04:49 AM
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Epidural,when i have another i wont do anything different.

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Did you ladies find it harder to focus on the contractions or know when to push with an epidural?
I never took any birthing classes,somehow i knew right where to push and to breathe. I was told when to push.
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August 3rd, 2012, 07:01 PM
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I had an epidural and would NOT change a thing! I'm too wimpy to do it natural!
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August 12th, 2012, 04:19 PM
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I wanted to get as far as I could without the pain meds but after almost 50 hours of labor and only 2 1/2 centimeters dilation I opted for the epidural and it helped some but not totally, wore off a couple times by the end where I almost had to have a emergency c section but after 66 hours at the end I wanted to push her out ... so I did finally!

If I could change it I would do it natural and go med free, but thats just me and every birth is different so I hope for the next one I wont be in labor for so long so I can get down to business haha!
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August 17th, 2012, 01:24 PM
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I went in to the hospital at 2pm. They gave me a morphine shot which did nothing and then sent me home at 4pm. I went back in at 7pm and was told that it was too late for any meds which is kind of funny since I never even asked for any. I started pushing at 8pm, the dr. used the vacuum at 10:30 and Nick was born at 10:40pm.

Next time I would refuse the morphine since it did nothing but make me sleepy but not enough to actually sleep and I won't let them send me home. I'll probably wait a bit longer to go in too.
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September 14th, 2012, 10:18 AM
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i had planned on a natural birth. i was induced and went 30 hours with nothing but eventually had an epidural, and then a c-section. i would love to try natural again with the next one.
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September 15th, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Natural birth.. would do it again in a heartbeat! I was only in labor for 6 hrs and felt FANTASTIC after giving birth. I even took a half hr nap in the middle of transition.
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