Supernatural Child Birth
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Julie - posted on 11/30/2010
This is really sad to see. I don't believe what some women have said here about how they read the book, prayed, and still had pain, and there always will be pain. That is NOT true. I know this post is rather old, however, I came across it so will someone else in the future. I read that book and had a completely pain free labor for 12 hours. I will say when they broke my water I got terribly frightened and fear set in then there was pain. I could not pull myself together enough to get back in line with what God's word said but if I could have I know I could have pushed that baby out without any pain. Not to mention, I was a very young Mommy, just 15 at the time. So, if a 15 year old can have the faith and line up with God's work and have a pain free labor anyone can. Your faith HAS to be there!!!!! I'm due in 12 weeks and praying and accepting that this will be a pain free child birth all the way through. I want to use it as a testimony for the nurses, family and friends to save them and bring them closer to God I'm not being selfish about this and doing it for me!! I can get an epidural and have pain free labor and delivery either way I go! I'm doing this for the glory of God which everyone should. Pray, have faith, and line up with Gods word promises you, you will have no problems. The nurses were baffled that I was having no pain, they were pullin other nurses in to look at me and look at the strips from the machine because they couldn't believe it. God is good!!!!!
I tried hypnobirthing as well (which is basically sending yourself positive messages, in a very relaxed state). It helped free me up from fear, as did having the baby at home. I agree with the woman who said that having contractions in cycles was really helpful because you really get breaks in between. I would suggest a combination of hypnobirth plus something like Bradley method classes, to go along with the other book you have read (which I haven't read). "Joy to the world, the Lord has come...He comes to make his blessings known, far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found, far as, far as, the curse is found." Though this isn't from the Bible, I believe that Jesus's healings show us that he does intend to free us from unnecessary suffering and pain, and always from fear.
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i had 2 quick painful natural births. my daughter they gave me a shot of morphine b/c they were going to send me home but my labour progressed from 4 cm to 9 cm in 5 mins after the shot i went straight up to the delivery room. she was 3 hours of labour. my son i had no drugs, and i laboured at home for 45 mins, went to the hospital and was only there a half hour before he was born, an hour and a half altogether. both just a couple minutes of pushing.
i had never heard of supernatural birth before this thread, but imo (and im not knocking anyones beliefs here, im just saying what i believe) praying for a pain free birth is a load of hoo-ha. the only things that can ease the pain is concentrating on breathing, water birth (which i had planned but ds came too quickly and i didnt have time dammit lol) or drugs. its great if you want to pray to not feel your labour pains, but 9.9 times out of 10 guarantee its not going to work. plus, the pain of labour really helps you know you're alive and mortal... and also, if you can make it through that, theres not many physical things to be scared of anymore. good luck with your labour and i hope everything goes well for you and your baby.
Connie - posted on 12/22/2008
I had 2 natural childbirths. Short labors, only the last 5 minutes of each was bad. First, sit on an exercise ball, leaning forward onto a chair arm or your bed, or at your desk, during your last trimester. The heaviest part of a baby is it's head, which will natural move down, and the second is the back, which will natural turn out, in this position ensuring the baby is positioned properly. Also, I was told by my OB RN that the exercise ball can help spread your pelvis an extra centimeter before labor to make labor quicker and easier. Sitting in this position also helps to use the baby's weight to efface and dilate your cervix prior to labor. Second biggest tip is to get a Homedics duel head massager. It can be pressed into your lower back during contractions to provide consistent counter pressure that human massage can't beat. The body processes touch over pain, and the greater the number of sensationsyour body has to process, the less it will be abe to focus on pain. That's why water birth and massage work so well to alleviate labor pain/pressure. Your mindset is a huge factor. If you truly believe you can do it, and know that once it's over it's over and all you have to do is make it through a few hours and get a huge prize for your effort, then you've got it. It's women who focus on themselves and tense up, and don't just check themselves out and let their body and baby get to work ,that screw things up and make it more difficult for themselves and their baby. If you lose it, remember that you can always ask for a 1/2 dose of meds, just enough to gain focus and control, if necessary.
Kylee - posted on 12/18/2008
I had a relatively pain free and completely drug free labour. Only just made it to the hospital. Was probably in labour for about 12 hours but put the cramps down to Braxton Hicks contractions then the midwives were telling me over the phone that I was in early stages of labour. I use to say to my litlle girl before she was born please don't hurt me too much. I think she listened.
Melissa - posted on 12/18/2008
I didn't read a book, but I ended up choosing a mostly drug free labour. I received one shot of morpheine 12 hours before my daughter was born, when it didn't work I opted for the natural path. Also, I have scoliosis in my lumbar spine and didn't feel like risking any complications with an epidural. In the end I went through 39 hours of intense back labour, including 2 hours of pushing, and ended up tearing in 3 spots. What got me through it? A shower head pointed at my low back while sitting on an exercise ball in the shower stall, and knowing that although each contraction felt like my tailbone was being ripped out it would end less than a minute later.
I'd have to say I dont' believe anyone can have a pain free delivery, some people are blesses and have less pain than others, but when you have a child coming out of a pretty tiny area, it's going to hurt. God knows what we can handle, that's why we have hormones and endorphines to subside the pain a little. But only a woman who has gone through childbirth can know, it's an entirely different pain, indescribable really. Quite honestly, I would rather give birth then go through the pregnancy again, or even breaking my wrist again. You knew when the pain was coming, and you knew when it would be gone, which gives you plenty of time to prepare yourself with prayer and proper breathing. As for avoiding the pain entirely, I'd have to say I'm quite skeptical.
Christine - posted on 12/18/2008
well I prayed for a supernatural birth with my son and guess what? the complete opposite happened! I was in labor 42 hours, had second degree tear, and gave in to an epidural after 36 hours of contractions! I am praying again for a supernatural birth with the next one, but I was just curious to see what other people's experiences were with praying for a painless, quick, easy birth! Thanks ladies for your input!
Lori - posted on 12/17/2008
I've had two children, both were without drugs. My daughter was 6 hours 44 mins, and my son was 16 mins. I have to say my daughter was as close to pain free as possible. My son, on the other hand, flew out of there like a bat out of hell, and the pain I felt with that one, 16 mins worth, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy! If it had anything to do with son, I'd love to know what I did to deserve that much pain! His delivery was hell on earth unfortunately.
Sandra - posted on 12/17/2008
I had four pain-free natural childbirths. I used a modified hypno-birthing method. Your mind is POWERFUL. Not only did I make my childbirth painless, I had fun. It's possible, millions of us do it every day, without the dangerous drugs and interventions!
I read the book and it's got a great premise and you can pray and be strong all you want, but in the end there will be pain. Every woman I believe is different however how they deal with this pain, whether you are good with pain, good with controling your emotions, have a support team who will keep you focus or distracted (whichever) helps you, all of these things will help determine how you will deal with the pain. As a chiropractor I believe that you and your baby will be better off in handling your physical conditions without drugs but sometimes it's needed, but if you are able doing will help your response and healing time and allow you to bounce back quicker and hopefully have an easier birth. I also think that every woman and birth is different so you can hope and pray and plan all you want and in the end......it's in his hands and you have to be ready to handle what comes whether is a c-section that wasn't planned, long labor, difficult labor or stubborn baby not turning. Have confidence in yourself and your doctor and nurses and allow them to help you and if they are not helping then ask them to leave. I personally had four children in a hospital with all natural births and was successful but when it comes down to, your body is telling you that it's stretching more than it normally is and it hurts, plain and simple so yes it will hurt and its all part of the process. I just had to focus, and keep in mind that saying, worst pain in the world you will ever feel but the quickest to forget when you see the beautiful life in your arms afterwards.....my favorite book if your interest in natural birthing is by Dr. Carol Phillips, Hands of Love. I buy it for all of my close friends who are expecting. covers all different situations, complete, she's a chiropractor and a doula with lots of experience.. Good Luck and welcome....
Sarah - posted on 12/17/2008
I haven't had a supernatural childbirth experience, but I did have all three of my children at home. The main reason I had them with a midwife, was because I felt the most comfortable, at home, in my zone. I believe you should deliver wherever you're most comfortable, that way, you can have the most "relaxing" experience possible. I also believe that fear plays a big role in whether or not you have pain during your labor. Yes, there is always some amount of pain, because of the curse Adam and Eve put us under, but it doesn't have to be that extreme or traumatic. Giving birth is a wonderful part of life and very very rewarding. It helped me a lot to think about the outcome of the whole delievery, I was going to see my baby!! Keeping your mind in a positive mental state is key. Whatever happens, even if you have to have a cesarian section, you'll have your sweet little baby in your arms. Just keep your mind on things that help you stay at peace.
Shannon - posted on 12/17/2008
Haven't read the book, but am part of a family that believes in a painless childbirth. If that is what you mean by supernatural childbirth. Problem is no one I know that believes in it has ever experienced a painless birthing experience.
I have to admit that mine wasn't unbearable and I did it for several hours without medication until my doctor called for a c-section. At any rate, I didn't think it was that bad, but it was not by any means painless.
So having said that I would argue politely that childbirth was meant to be painful and the gift we get from Jesus Christ at salvation does not negate that curse set forth by God at the fall. If the curses set forth at the time did not apply, then we wouldn't die a physical death either.
So, though I don't think it has to be terrible and unbearable, it is not painless. I did fine without meds, but couldn't push that baby out (she was sunny-side up and her head was monstrous)...It was still beautiful and I kept consentrating on the wonderful, miracle that I was bringing forth. Just stay focused on the baby and the bright future you will have with that incredible gift from God and you will be fine.
And please don't beat yourself up like my one relative did when her childbirth was not painless like she was told it could be. Upon failing to have a painless birth she was told it was because she had sin in her life. Well, DUH, not a person on earth is sinless at any given time. Only one man walked the earth and didn't sin. WE are not capable of that so, of course, she had sin in her life.
Now if none of that applies to what you are talking about, please excuse my rambling.
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