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August 13th, 2011, 09:22 AM
dbarney's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I went natural with my second and I have been planning another natural this time but now that it's getting closer I keep thinking about it and remembering how painful it was. I was okay with everything up until the transition time when things are really intense and I just happen to be in the car heading t the hospital and having to lay on a bed for monitoring. THis time I have decied to go sooner to avoid that kind of situation. I just keep thinking that this one's going to be longer and I wont be bale to do it.

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August 13th, 2011, 10:58 AM
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You can do it mama! Just think about what a wonderful gift you get at the end. Look at it like its positive pain and ur working towards something totally amazing.

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August 13th, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Agree with this^^^ totally! Another thought is to try to work out a lot of ways to prevent that scenario from happening again. Like you said, you could get to the hospital a little sooner. You could talk them into a telemetry unit for monitoring during transition. Just remember, that uncomfortableness during transition is so small in comparison to the longer benefits of going natural. Read LOTS of positive birth stories and think about the positive end! You can do it!!

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August 14th, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Just remember that once transition hits, it's almost over! It's a very productive pain and you have done it before and you can do it again! And think of how good it feels to push.
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August 15th, 2011, 02:17 AM
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I agree with the ladies. You can do it!!
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August 15th, 2011, 07:11 AM
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I agree with the other ladies too You've done this before, you can do it again, and it's normal to be scared. I've had 7 kids and there are still times when I think to myself "Why do I do it the 'hard' way"? Then I think about the fact that my kids were able to come into this world without a single drug in their little bodies and that makes it all worth it to me.

With thinking the labor will be longer - that is only going to discourage you more. I'd advise hiding the clocks. My 4th labor was only 22 minutes, my 5th was around 5 hours and I was so mad that it was taking longer that the stress was making my body not progress. My 7th I never saw a clock and had no idea how long my labor was until it was over and it ended up feeling like my fastest labor ever (it was 4.5 hours). Recognize all your fears and try to find ways to counteract them.
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August 17th, 2011, 05:20 AM
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I agree, you totally can do it again!

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