natural birth vs c section ( both options with epidural)

Maryke - posted on 02/17/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hi there. I would reallllly like some advice. I don't know which option to choose. natural birth or c section. I really don't want to go through the whole vagina tearing process and I really hate blood and needles and im just too scared and I don't know if I will be able to take the pain. and on the other side the c section which is starting to look more viable seems to promise a very long recovery period?? and I don't want to struggle when I really want to hold or pick up my baby. so I know there are a lot of pros and cons to each side, but I want personal info from mothers who experienced this before. can you please help with some facts on each side..

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Gena - posted on 02/17/2014

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Oh Jodi,yes that shower after giving birth naturaly must be the BEST shower i ever had :)

Seema - posted on 02/17/2014

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Yes it is difficult but normal process is the best .take proper diet proper rest mediecans simple exercise andwalk. Than there will be no problem in normal dilevery

Maryke - posted on 02/17/2014

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hate hate hate blood and needles, as in I wanna pass out. ok,, thank you Jodi - will definitely keep your words in mind too..

Jodi - posted on 02/17/2014

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From a mother who gave birth naturally to two children.....there are very few cons with a natural birth. And I gave birth naturally without an epidural. I wouldn't even consider an epidural - research has demonstrated that an epidural is more likely to lead to a c-section anyway. You hate blood and needles?

Oh, and I held my baby, I could walk immediately after delivery, I could even have a shower alone after delivery (you have NO idea how awesome that is after birthing a baby....you also have no idea that this is probably your last chance to have a shower alone!!).

But if you hate blood and needles, why are you okay with them stabbing you in the spine with one?

Just my opinion.

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