posted on Jun, 6 2016 @ 01:47 PM
a reply to: Atsbhct
If you did go the natural route, would you do it again? Why or why not? What influenced your decision? Were there other techniques you employed as a
pain management strategy? Did you just embrace it?
Yes I went natural, and I would again. I had birth plan and explicit instructions to nurses and my doctor that I wanted no medicine. I decided that I
didn't want any meds due to the effects it has on the baby.
DO NOT LET the med staff do ANYTHING outside of your birth plan without your permission. Because they will.
My friend let me tell you, I had to fight the nurses LITERALLY to stop them from giving me pain meds. I have the scar on my hand where they tried to
butterfly me to do an IV. Now, here's the long story condensed:
As soon as my labor started my contractions were 5-6 mins apart, no breaks and slow dilation. I went home, sat in my bathtub and just kept
"basting" my belly with warm water as I breathed through the pain. After about 14 hours of this, I go back to the hospital. Ive dilated more about
7cm. My water had not broken, I had a dry birth. I was truly in a space I'd never been in spiritually and mentally as I only breathed and never
screamed. My rule was DO NOT TOUCH me, that went for my family too. They kept saying my silence was a sign of stress and I needed the meds. I promise
that was the most absurd thing Id heard!! I hear them all around me scrambling and whispering and one evil winch of a nurse decided to start touching
me trying to comfort me, I advise her I'm good, please stop touching me. She continues like I didn't say that. She then charges this dumb campaign
against my choice of natural birth and demands I get the IV to start the pain meds. I am now cussing profusely. More nurses come in trying to back her
up, two of them are double teaming me and attempting to hold my arm down to butterfly the IV. Then my mother begins running defense to keep them off
of me. My doctor was currently at a different hospital doing surgery
So I had no support from med staff. Now its action time and little miss Sarah
was on her way into the world, I felt the water break and her coming through. She decides to breath while in the canal on her way out and inhales
all amniotic fluid into her lungs. She came here blue and in critical condition. But after about 45 secs, you hear this perfect little being fighting
to breathe and clearing her lungs.
Now if I had the epidural my Sarah would probably not be here today because she would have been to sedate to fight for breath. She had to stay in the
NICU for 10 days to make sure she got no infection in her lungs, and she did not. My doctor said I made the right choices from start to finish.
OH forgot this part, labor total of 21 hrs. No episiotomy (no time) and about 37 stitches internally and externally.
Good luck and may God bless you and your perfect little miracle!
edit on 6-6-2016 by Istaywoke77 because: (no reason given)