Natural Labor vs Medicated - How did you decide?
Did you have a natural labor or a medicated labor? Is it something you planned ahead of time? How did you decide?
I planned a natural birth with my first three births and a medicated for my fourth. But I had my first two natural, my third with an epidural and my fourth natural. I went with natural because I wanted as few risks as possible. I wanted an epidural with my fourth because my baby had medical issues but I couldn't have one because the anesthesiologist was busy.
I think that moms should do what is right for them. Each labor and each pregnancy is different. What works for one might not work for another. I think it is smart to have a plan ahead of time but not to feel bad if you don't/can't follow that plan. Whatever happen do what is right for you and don't be upset about it. There is nothing wrong with any plan or choice.
What do you think? Did you have a natural labor or a medicated labor? Is it something you planned ahead of time? How did you decide?
If I had a third child though I might consider going medication free. The only thing I hated about the epidural was that I had to stay in bed the whole time. I mean it makes sense, you don't want to walk around on numb legs. But I really hated being stuck in the bed that whole time.
At least I was able to walk around right after and take a shower hehe.
Also, I have some lower back pain pains since they gave that needle. Which is HUGE! Yikes.
Next time I will be natural.