How Are You Planning On Having Your Baby

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mommybabyboy21 - February 13

Ok, I was just courious how each of you plan on having your baby...of course our little ones may not let us have them that way but...we all have plans. I wanted to go to a birthing center but since there aren't any in my area I found a Dr/Mid wife that really believes in natural child birth, and am having mine at the hospital. Homebirth just seem to messy for me, but I liked the freedom...my dr said as long as the baby and I are doing ok, I can go without drugs and I can walk around. But if I wose out, I can have the drugs and be hooked up to the machines. So how many are going for natural, c-sections, or want the epedural right away?

 

Rosiemeg - February 13

i'll be homebirthing if baby cooperates. i wanted to have my 3yr old at a birthing center but ended up in the hospital. it means a lot to me to have this baby as naturally as possible.

 

jodie - February 14

EPIDURAL ALL THE WAY!!!!!!! My labor with my son was 21 hours but as soon as I got the epidural it was such a wonderful thing!!! I was soo freaked out about the epidural the most but it was painless and perfect!! Thank god for drugs!!!!!

 

bl - February 14

I'm with you Jodie! I had it with my son and it was the best thing ever. I will have those epidural papers filled out before I get to the hospital!

 

excited2bemama - February 14

i love the idea of natural childbirth and I suppose I will give it a try... but I am about 99% sure that I will need an epidural.. I am a wimp and I want to be comfortable.

 

aaaaaaaaaa - February 14

C-section!

 

sarahd - February 14

I'll be at a a hospital, and I'll likely end up with an epidural (although have to discuss with doc) as I have weird pain things - when I had surgery in my abdomen my heart actually stopped (called an extreme vagal response to pain). So...want to avoid a C-section if at all possible! If I could handle it without drugs I'd go for it, but definitely not against the drugs! Other than that, go with the flow...

 

IrinaZ - February 14

I wanted to give birth in the birthing center, but later we've decided to do it in the hospital. This is out first baby and you never know what to expect. This way if the baby shows any sign of distress they can do a c-section right away without a delay. But I want to try and do it naturally. Being in the hospital I always have the option to go with epidural if I decide to at the last moment. But definetly will try natural birth first. We'll see.

 

c_baer19 - February 14

I want an epidural, but my DH thinks I shouldn't get one until I NEED it. I say screw him, he's not going to be the one in pain!

 

squished - February 14

I will definelty be having an epidural. Why torture myself when I could be comfortable through most of it? For you guys planning on going natural, I bow down to you! From what I've heard, I'd never make it :)

 

IrinaZ - February 14

squished, you never know! I know people who had very easy labors and didn't need any interventions and I also know people who wanted to go natural, but ended up getting epidural, because the labor was very painful and long. That's why I want to keep my options open. I can plan all I want, but the little one has a mind of his own:)

 

mommybabyboy21 - February 14

IrinaZ you are right thats why I said how are you planning on having your baby because of course our LO, and our bodys may not corporate with our ideas...that is why I am trying the natural way but I am still leave the door open for an epedurial.

 

ophelia73 - February 14

Bring on the epidural, I say! But of course we don't know what will happen until we get there.

 

aliciavr6 - February 14

I'll take epidural as SOON as I can get it! I'll probably be calling the hospital on my way there telling them to get it ready haha.

 

Sarebare - February 14

Natural with no pain relief if possible in a hospital, if I have to have a c-section I will opt for an epi so I can be awake for the process. There is a machine called the labour tens that sounds interesting but because it is electrical you cannot be in water and hot showers are good at relieving pain. So my pain relief will be walking out the labour and hot showers.

 

olubabe - February 15

In my last Center of Pregnancy cla__s my midwife mentioned something called a "walking Epidural" she said it is good for women who dont want to be all ooked up in the bed. She loved it....sounds like a plan to me!!!

 

c_baer19 - February 15

Yeah, the walking epidural is a different type of epidural all together, but obviously not as strong as it allows you to walk around.

 

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