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May 24th, 2009, 12:23 PM
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Hi! My name is Jen...I have lurked here often since before my daughter Leila was born and even have posted a couple of times. I have had two previous births. My birth daughter I had an epidural and an induction due to PIH. I was 17 at the time and it honestly was all for the best at the time. My daughter Leila was also an induction due to gestational diabetes...they were estimating her size as between 9 and 10 pounds and the diabetes was not controlled that well even with 4 times a day shots of insulin and diet control. I delivered all 9 pounds 9 ounces of her without any pain meds at all and was and still am very proud of that fact.

Anyway my concern is with the delivery this time. I honestly had an easy easy easy labor and delivery with Leila. Inspite of no pain meds at all I never felt out of control or really in any pain that I couldn't handle until transition. Even then I still felt great! I knew my body could do it and just allowed it to do its work. I read a lot and was very prepared but really felt like things just flowed to a rhythym I cannot explain. I am just so worried that things won't go this way with the delivery of my son in about 8 weeks. I don't feel as prepared as I did with Leila, I don't feel as capable, or that things will go in any way similar. I of course know that my body can and will do this and the fact that I am delivering in a freestanding birth center will help me along in my NCB goal. However I just want and am hoping for the nice and easy delivery I had with Leila.

Any suggestions, words of wisdom, stories of similar situations and success with it, anything at all would be appreciated. I just feel so unprepared for something that is literally right around the corner...

Thanks *Kiliki* for the precious siggy!

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