Drug Free Childbirth

This community is for those who are interested or have already experienced a drug free natural childbirth. I had an unmedicated labor for both of my children, the first lasting 47.5 hours, the second only 4.5 hours. Both were a wild ride that was hard to get through at times, but I always kept in mind that it would hurt so much more to not achieve the goals I set out for. These experiences are the most empowering moments I think a woman can have and I feel sorry for those that don't want to experience the natural wonder of life as all other species do. I was lucky enough to have been brought up in an environment where my mother also gave birth naturally, in home, five times. This was always something I knew I was going to do growing up, but I know there are many people out there that may be interested in the idea, but don't know much about it. I am willing to answer any kind of questions you may have and applaud you for even having interest in the topic that the majority of women do not even consider.

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Dula

I'm preparing for my second birth, I had my son at a birth center completely natural, with just family and the staff. The Birth Center has a grant that pays for dula's for the...

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Your best birth stories

When I was pregnant with my son I hear a multitude of horror stories, had I not known about a dozen women with multiple normal births I would have been terrified. Thank...

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Why Drug-free?

Just wanted to see what were mama's reasons for having drug free births? For my daughter, Sa Nefer Ra, I had a natural birth, mid-wife and all...and I felt that was the best...

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Advice

I am planning to give birth at a hospital however I know I dont want any gas or epideral! My reason being I dont want my child entering this world high on narcotics! This being...

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Post-partum stitches

I had my son in December of 2009. I did have a little tearing and the doctors had to stitch me up. Apparently the doctors used stitches that have created a pink-tissue mass...

Started by Mallory on 02/12/2010 in Drug Free Childbirth

Last update on 03/16/2010 by Suanne Alias Yell

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Welcome to Drug Free Childbirth!

I just want to take a moment to welcome all of our new members to our community. I hope everyone's holiday season was filled with fun and not too chaotic. I would love to hear...

Started by Christina on 01/12/2009 in Drug Free Childbirth

Last update on 03/16/2010 by Suanne Alias Yell

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Post partum healing

I had a 16 hour back labor including 2 hours of pushing (11 hours of that laboring was at home before heading to the birthing center). He was born posterior with a hand. All...

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Twins?....Help

I am in my 5th pregancy and it's a little weird. I am measuring 4 wks ahead of schedule,I'm gaining weight but not able to eat much, I get kicks in the ribs and the pelvis, and...