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Old 08-18-2012, 01:54 AM
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so all this baby talk has made me watch a documetry on home births vs hospital births on netflix and it was super interesting. One huge thing I noticed was how the mothers looked after giving birth. The mothers who gave birth naturally looked amazing, compared to the women who have birth unnaturally with drugs and what not. One thing that was really pressed in ths documentr was how the amount of c-sections is rising. And the amount of women choosing c-sections.

I know that each woman is different and there is no wrong or right way, its just whats right for you and your baby. But I though it would be an interesting topic to discuss.

oh and the documentry I watched was the buisness being born.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:06 AM
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I had a hospital birth with no medication due to progressing so fast. They were going to send me home as I showed up still only 3 cms dilated (was 3cms dilated for weeks before hand) but my mom talked them into letting me stay. I progressed to 10cms 3 hours later and didn't even really push for the last hour of labor. Briggs just made his own way out into this world. I didn't cry. He didn't cry. We both were very peaceful. I wanted a natural birth anyways but I didn't even get the choice for pain relief due to how they didn't think I'd have him that fast.

It was beautiful and I am hoping this time goes the same.

Me in labor.



Right after he was born.



I'm not one to impose my birthing experience on others. We all do it differently. We all have different needs and wants. Sometimes things come up that are out of our control. I found natural birth to be VERY impowering but that doesnt' mean it's any less impowering to birth in another way .
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:14 AM
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I watched The Business of Being Born before I got pregnant... I was like "Wow! How awesome! Natural birth is the way to go. Luckily I'll never have to choose, as I'm never going to have kids. " Then I got pregnant and thought about everything that could go wrong. The excruciating pain. The ripping, the blood loss, the bodily fluids, the stress and fear! However I would NEVER elect to get a c-section. To me, having stitches across my stomach and recovering from surgery is much scarier than giving birth. I think a lot of women do that just because they think their vagina will be ruined, lol! But I'm pretty sure vaginas were made to give birth to babies.

I am definitely going to a hospital to give birth. No doubt. This is the biggest, most health endangering, most extreme procedure I've ever experienced... there's no way I'm going to do it in my bathtub and just hope it goes smoothly. My family has a history of big ol' babies. My sister, even though she's a fit little model, had her son induced and is getting induced for her daughter because her babies would be 11+ pounds full term! I don't want to risk the safety of me or my baby. I know people have done it at home without meds for thousands of years, but people also got their teeth pulled with pliers and liquor for thousands of years, and many women and/or babies DIED during childbirth.

I definitely admire women who are brave enough to do it naturally & med-free! Personally, I feel that we have modern medicine for a reason. It's a great thing. I'm going to plan on getting an epidural, and wait until I'm in the process of labor to see if I need it or if there's time. My sister got an epidural 2 out of 3 times. With her second, the epidural didn't work and then there was no time to do another one. I saw her in excruciating pain... and my sister is tough, and had very smooth labors, but she was crying & screaming. I don't want to go through that if I don't have to. -___- Call me a little bitch if you want!
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:39 AM
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If I was going to have kids - I'd book into a private clinic if I had the means; and me sufficiently doped up on painkillers galore and maybe even a drink or two. I understand cutting back major consumption of alcohol during a pregnancy - but NONE at all? My mom's mom never drank a drop and all her kids turned out...well, not great. A friend of mine's mom did have the occasional cocktail or red wine when she was pregnant with her - and they have a wonderful, loving, happy family with pretty spectacular individuals - of course there's so much more to do with those factors but I'm just saying lol.

Childbirth horrifies me personally (no offense to any chazzer mom's or mom's to be) - it's something I never want to go through and I want kids in my life even less. So if I had to go through with it - I think I'd want to be as "far away" mentally and consciously from that situation as possible.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:40 AM
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The pain while being in labor for me was like nothing I ever experienced. I had no control over it. It wouldn't go away. It was intense... and yet I knew it was because Briggs was coming on down the birth canal and making his way out. I remember telling the nurse I thought his head was coming out and she didn't even take me seriously until I told her I was pushing either way. Turns out I was right. Knowing it had a purpose and it was all apart of the experience, a healthy pain was enough to get through it. I had a short labor though so I am not one to judge. 12+ hours of that doesn't sound too fun.

Also... the relief I had when his head came out and he slid out after was better than an orgasm. I'm not denying myself of that amazing experience again.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:57 AM
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It's painful, but a really amazing neat feeling at the same time.

My first was unmedicated in a birth center with midwives. It was hard work but not as bad as I imagined. You get to rest in between contractions, so it's not a constant pain.

The second was in a hospital with midwives. I'm REALLY glad I went with the hospital that time. They had to induce me because I was way overdue, and there was meconium in the fluid, and his heart rate kept dropping. He got stuck on the way out and had the umbilical cord around his neck, and I started hemorrhaging. We both would have died if I'd tried having him at home. I knew that it was going to be harder though, it was a complicated pregnancy from the beginning.

I can say with the second, there wasn't painkillers there either. Something switched in my brain after a bit so I didn't feel it any more, I was just exhausted then and needed to focus on pushing so they could get him out and get him started breathing.

They both turned out awesome. I'm really glad I have them. It was totally worth it.

ETA: And Paige holy wow! You looked amazing!!! Can I just send you a hi five for how awesome you are? I hope things go just as well for you this time around.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:16 AM
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Okay.... This is just my opinion.... Being that I am a nicu nurse and have attended many many deliveries over the years. I can tell u that home births would not be worth the risk for me. They are too dangerous. I can totally understand the whole concept of them .... But there are just way too many things that can go wrong in an instant. Just because a woman has a healthy uneventful pregnancy and is full term does NOT mean she will have an uneventful delivery. I personally would never recommend anyone to have a baby where there wasn't an equipped hospital with a nicu team.

I've attended several deliveries where there was nothing wrong with the baby until the baby came down the birth canal and aspirated a mouth full of amniotic fluid on the way out with the first breath and ended up in respiratory distress within minutes of being born. And some of them got so bad they had to spend time in the nicu on a vent. I can honestly tell u that there have been many deliveries I have attended that had it not been for immediate medical attention.... Mom, baby or both would have died.

We have plenty of moms that come in and still achieve a "natural" delivery with little or no medical interventions. They don't have to receive narcotics or an epidural if they don't want. I know at our hospital.... Staff will enable the birthing mom to acquire a natural delivery to the best of our ability as long as mom and baby are tolerating it. If an emergency arises.... Alternatives sometimes have to be quickly discussed and implemented
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The idea of giving birth scares me... and totally irrationally, more because I'm petrified of pooing myself
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:25 AM
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I agree, Nancy. I cannot even imagine being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance or trying to get to a car with a baby coming out in the middle of an emergency... so scary. My friend keeps saying "Why would you have a baby in a hospital? That's where you go when you're sick!" Umm, having a baby is a much bigger deal than having the flu. To me at least. I'd like to hear her say that when/if she's about to have a baby.

LOL Stephy, I wonder if they let you take shots in labor? I would probably vom. I haven't drank at all, even before I realized I was pregnant, but that's because I just don't find anything appealing about it right now. I think I've naturally developed a disgust for alcohol and smoke.

Wow Paige. You look like you're relaxing on the beach, not having a baby! But you're far more badass than me in countless aspects.

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The idea of giving birth scares me... and totally irrationally, more because I'm petrified of pooing myself
Me too! I guess it's kind of immature to care that much, but omg, I hope this doesn't happen. My sisters didn't so I'm hoping it's a trend for us.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:31 AM
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IMO natural birth means a whole lot more then just no drugs. The position the hospital puts you in its self is not natural along with many other things. I have many Midwife and Doula friends I have learned from that have been doing it for many many years with no trouble. I hate the fact I wasnt able to deliver naturally I wanted a water birth so badly but I had many complications during my pregnancy preeclampsia not being the least of which. So I ended up having an emergency C-section and still almost died. I dont plan on getting pregnant again for a REALLY long time but if my pregnancy goes better and everything pans out I will have a water birth with one of the finest midwifes in the US (only slightly Bias on that haha)


Oh and Im so jealous how you looked after giving birth! I am so glad there are no pictures of me I saw my self in the mirror after words I looks like death! :P
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