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Asked by peaceloveandtattoos

Q: Natural Childbirth vs Epidural!

Sooo...DH and i watched "The business of being born" and i am seriously considering going all natural this time around.
This is my 3rd and last and i have had epidurals with my other two. I really wanna experience that post-birth buzz i saw! Also the intense euphoric bonding!
Have any of you ladies done it both ways?
Which is better?


This question was asked Aug. 29, 2011 10:24pm
Category: Labour & Delivery

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Answered by andycooper5 - Sep. 2, 2017 12:24pm
Hi just wanted to say, I watched "Orgasmic birth" with my husband, and seems similar to what you are describing, very educational on the way the woman's body is made to deal with childbirth, and the pros and cons of medical interventions in childbirth, highly recommend watching it. and yes, it makes me want to try and have a natural childbirth.I was induced both times with my children because dd I had preeclampsia and with ds, my health was really bad so both times they needed to come out. I had gas and air with both and that was all i needed. The pain was bare able as long as you don't panic and stress, you need to focus. I would never have any drugs and certainly not an epidural. I had a 4-hour labor 1st time and 2-hour labor 2nd time, I wish they were longer because I loved labor. Just remember every body has different pain thresholds and for me, i wouldn't use drugs.My 1st child birth experience was horrid, but I learned from my mistakes. There were so many issues with my

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Answered by kawaimichiko - Sep. 24, 2011 10:19pm
My 1st child birth experience was horrid, but I learned from my mistakes. There were so many issues with my OB, basically he had a god complex. I ended up being over due and being induced, in pain and distressed during labor, I requested epidural after my water was broken, took a while to get it, baby was unstable because of me being in distress made her even more unstable. But all ended being ok after all the scares. So my second time around I was more relaxed because I had an awesome OB. She induced me right on due date because she feared that if we wait any longer it would be a repeat of the 1st delivery, I asked to be given epidural as soon as I am cleared for one, no need to ask me, just doit. And labor was smooth the second time around, no fighting with the doc, no distress, very little pain and best of all I had a happy, strong 8 lbs baby boy. And I was in tip top shape to breastfeed right away :) Btw my 1st born was a 9.10lbs baby girl, blue and didn't cry for the 1st 30 mins.

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Answered by a member - Sep. 22, 2011 5:04pm
i have had three babies and did all natural for number 4 im considering the iv meds

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Answered by peaceloveandtattoos - Sep. 9, 2011 12:32am
just 4 more days until my appointment with my midwife and my first ultrasound...very excited! Will definitely be talking with her about this stuff!

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Answered by simziboo - Sep. 6, 2011 9:00am
I was induced both times with my children because dd i had pre-eclampsia and with ds my health was really bad so both times they needed to come out. I had gas and air with both and that was all i needed. The pain was bare able as long as you don't panic and stress, you need to focus. I would never have any drugs and certainly not an epideral. I had a 4 hour labour 1st time and 2 hour labour 2nd time, i wish they were longer because i loved labour.
Just remember every body has different pain thresholds and for me i wouldnt use drugs, but im not against them and certainly wouldnt say your less of a woman for using them :)

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Answered by makayla2012 - Sep. 1, 2011 3:17am
I think Natural Childbirth sounds like a really amazing idea. I was induced with Pitocin after I fail to dilate and I don't think the pain from pitocin was something that I can endure. I wanted to do it natural the first time but ... it was just way too difficult. This time around, I am going to be smart and get the Epidural before the massive pain hits :)

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Answered by Emma82v - Aug. 31, 2011 11:56pm
Hi just wanted to say, I watched "Orgasmic birth" with my husband, and seems similar to what you are describing, very educational on the way the woman's body is made to deal with childbirth, and the pros and cons of medical interventions in childbirth, highly recommend watching it. and yes, it makes me want to try and have a natural childbirth.

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Answered by peaceloveandtattoos - Aug. 31, 2011 9:39pm
This certainly is a heated topic! Im glad to hear different sides. I still think, for me, i want to at least try. Maybe not..i don't even know! Im only 7 weeks, so at least i have time tho decide :)

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Answered by sweetpea016 - Aug. 31, 2011 2:33pm
i will have to say that i go with the epidural!
all three of my deliveries have had to be induced and with my last one i was unable to get an epidural before 5cm... it was brutal! i was crying and in pain. after my epidural i ended up delivering 6 hours later.... i was able to rest and save my strength for the pushing...took me two or three pushes and he was in my arms...I am pro epidural. i am able to save all my energy for pushing! the longest i have ever had to push was 10 minutes! i am hoping for the same with this pregnancy

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Answered by ImACamp - Aug. 31, 2011 2:11am
It's such a viscious cycle, the pitossin/stress of baby, you know? I loved the documentary and am totally going to try to do it totally drug free. It's horrible how the position the doctor's have you lay is actually the worst way to be.

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