Natural or Medicated child births?

Brittany - posted on 07/18/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




I was induced with both of my kids.
With my daughter I was at a 2 when i was admitted, i was so scared of the pain that i had an epidural, but they wouldn't give it to me until after my water was broke. The shock of the needle scared me so i jumped.. But it was very effective and helped with the pain..all i felt was pressure.

With my son, i was also at a 2 when i was admitted, i wasn't as scared and didn't have many contractions so they went ahead and gave me my epidural before my water was broke since they started my potocin. Well, 12 hours later, my stubborn little boy was on his way out and not only was i having to deal with the pressure, tiredness, and hunger pains, i was having to deal with terrible back pain from the epidural, it felt like the needle was being ripped out and put back in and pulled on from different directions. It was terrible.

so if i decide to have another child i will attempt to NOT have an epidural.


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Tina - posted on 07/19/2012




It's definately worth trying. I was in labour for over 24 hours with my first after 12 hours with intense contractions they broke my waters and gave me the drip I only ended up dialating to 3 cm. I ended up having a c section. Staff and relatives practically had to beg me to have any pain relief. I was stubborn and wanted to do what I thought was best. Unfortunately I can't do natural I'm just too small. I've had 2 kids. If I could I would go for natural for sure. People say things like atleast you don't have to go through labour and whatever. But I would do it again if it was in the best interest of my baby. It all comes down to each individual and what they want and what is best for mum and bubs. I know the feeling of being terrified of what pain is to come. But the best thing to remember with each pain you so much closer to holding your bundle of joy.

S. - posted on 07/19/2012




I got induced with my 1st and my 3rd but the labour came thick and fast and within 3 hours my babies was born so I really didn't have time to have any pain relief with my second daughter I wad ready to push as I walk threw the hospital doors 1 and a half hours later baby was born so again no time for any pain relief. If I am honest the epidural terrifies the life out of me but I'm not against it, if you need it you need it but then I am living proof that even a big whimp like me can do it o natural :)

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With my first I was induced and had to have an emergency c-section after 23 hours of labor. I was on morphine for some of my labor because induction contractions are far more painful than normal ones. With my second I had an unassisted home birth with no medical intervention. I was in less pain, it was a much better experience overall. Its very empowering to birth your own child, to bring her out yourself, be the first to touch and handle your baby. Its the way nature intended it. I loved the experience and would do it again in a heart beat.

Elfrieda - posted on 07/18/2012




Absolutely, go for the natural birth! But if you have another child it might be best to try to avoid getting induced (personally I argued quite strongly about my due date because I ovulate one or two weeks later than normal and if I had taken the first due date my 5-day-overdue baby might have been considered a 12-day-overdue baby and been induced), because I've heard from others that the contractions hurt a lot more and come faster when you're induced so it makes it more difficult to go without the epidural. I wasn't induced and didn't have an epidural and it was hard but totally doable.

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