What do you think about natural birth

I LOVE natural birth! All my births were natural as far as no drugs, vaginal deliveries except my first two, and in my fifth the doctor did strip my membranes to see if it would start labor since I was a week and a half overdue. It worked and I avoided being induced the next day, which was scheduled by the way! My doctor was disappointed because she really wanted to deliver that baby as she was leaving Obstetrics that month to just practice Gynecology. She goes, "You just couldn't wait, could you?" She was not on call the night before but came in the next morning, when she was suppose to induce me but I had delivered. And yes, that was my favorite OB I've talked about. ;)

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    09/26/14
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    09/13/13
    No birth story is supposed to be a certain way... you are definitely no less for not having PUSHED out your baby.. some women dread a C more than pushing anyways... to each their own. I read a quote that a nurse said her FAV kind of patient is one who doesn't have a plan! Because let's be real.. in that final time.. it's not about the Mom, it's about doing what is best for the baby :)
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    09/13/13
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    04/14/14
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    Sabrina Abbott
    I actually write a birth plan for every baby (cause it's all an issue of precision and timing) that requires an epidural by the 4th centimeter of dilation and no other drugs during labor. Period.

    And I totally agree with you Mara, if the epidural is administrated properly and in correct amounts, it aids in the way labor and delivery SHOULD be.
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      8Theresa Gould
      I had two epidurals with my first. The first one didn't take and the second one the anesthesiologist did something wrong and it hurt going in and they were like, "You felt that? That hurt?" Like they knew it wasn't suppose to hurt and I wasn't suppose to feel anything. I felt every contraction even after two epidurals. I had what they called a "window", where the epidural reached everywhere but that window.

      I had a longer recovery. My back hurt for month and months, probably up to a year and was sensitive to touch along my spine for longer than that.

      I had been given Demerol and don't even remember asking for an epidural, but my husband said I did. I don't thing a woman under the influence of drugs is quite capable of making rational decisions like that especially when I don't even remember asking for Demerol or the epidural. NEVER again I said and I didn't. The only thing I had again was Pitocin when they induced me with my second, but I never had that again after reading all the side affects etc.
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      09/16/13
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      09/16/13
      8Theresa Gould
      Meg, I remember it hurting only because of the *bad* anesthesiologist. That's all I remember, that and the back pain. :(
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      09/16/13
      8Theresa Gould
      Leah, didn't you suffer from back pain after that? Just thinking about it makes my spine cringe. That's just awful. I think bad anesthesiologists need to get a new line of work because the back is nothing to be messed with.
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        12/05/13
        Sabrina Abbott
        Natural labor without medical induction starts out rather painless... by the time it starts to border on POSSIBLY painful, you're at the point of no return where you can get your epidural or slip into the sweaty painful final stretch. I'm the chic who calls for the epidural.
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          05/16/14
          5Tabitha
          I love it! Never going back to epidurals! Recovery time was so much faster and I remember all of the birth!
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          About Theresa Gould
          Current: Chicago, Illinois
          Birth: August 10
          On Moms.com since: Aug 5, 2013
          ***Baby Team Leader Moms.com*** I have been married for over 20 years. My husband and I have eight children ages 18 down to 4 years old. We use to live in Chicago but now live in Canada. I own www.FaithandFamilyReviews.com.