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Michelle - posted on 05/12/2014
You should figure out what you feel if best for your body although I will tell u when it comes to birth u dont always get ur way, I was going for a nice natural birth n I was induced with an emergency c section, so many drugs were in my system but hey the end result was a very healthy baby n I think thats what really matters most when giving birth. N my baby came out very aware n connected so id say just listen to the doctors they know when its time to do certain things. (I also had a doula which is great but pricey)
Tanya - posted on 05/16/2014
I wouldn't have given birth without the epidural...LOL... way too painful!
This is just my opinion, I have friends who did it without and only because they believe the drugs effects their children. I also kind believe a doula is a waste of money if you ask me...
My doctor always told me throw the birth plan out the window if you have one...you cannot 'plan' for birth. You don't know if you will have an emergency C section...if it will take hours...etc. Your husband should be your doula...all they do is massage you and talk to you, teach you how to handle the pain- their is no way to handle this pain! You push when it hurts!... etc. I took prenatal classes with my husband and we practiced everything from how to breath to how to swaddle your baby.
Michelle - posted on 05/13/2014
Aw congratulations the frist is so amazing. Uh id just look up Doulas in ur city or zip code. They r everywhere, if ur in a small town just such the closet big town/city. I had one in a different town, we live in a very small town lol gotta go bout 45mins to where the hospital n all that. N my doula came all the way out to my house for our practice sessions. She went over a lot! I took a birthing class also but I really didnt need one having the doula.
Michelle - posted on 05/13/2014
Oh a doula is awesome (especially if this is ur frist) but a doula is someone who is there during ur third trimester meets with u to practice for the birth, then comes to ur house (or the hospital) when labor starts n stays with u til after the baby is born. She offers massage to help with pain breathing pressures points n she write a up a birth plan n makes sure the doctors following requests (well as much as possible emergencies happen) n not every doula does all the same stuff but there suppose to be with u thur out the labor n offer support during n the massage n all really helps.
Michelle - posted on 05/11/2014
Yes it hurts, not going to say it doesn't but you know there is a great reward at the end. My 2nd was only a 50min labor and there was just no time to have anything and then they wouldn't give me anything with #3 because of how quick the 2nd one was.
You just have to remember that our body is made to give birth. Follow what your body wants to do and focus on the end result.
Michelle - posted on 05/10/2014
You should discuss all the pros and cons with your OB or midwife. They can give you the facts and then you decide. I found that going in with an open mind was the best. If you have your heart set on giving birth a certain way and it doesn't work out that way you can feel very disappointed.
I personally didn't have any pain relief with any of mine.
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