posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 05:56 PM
reply to post by caladonea
He weighed 9 pounds 1 ounce.
[color=deepskyblue]My oldest weighed 9lbs 1oz also (:
The natural childbirth route was not for me. As soon as my labor started, I knew I wanted an epidural. I walked into the hospital asking for it.
As soon as they put it in, I knew it wasn't right. My left leg became numb and I still felt everything, the 12 hours of back labor, the 3 hours of
pushing, the forceps... even the stitches. All 60 of them. That is not a typo. It was awful.
The second time around, I got the epidural as soon as they would let me and it was fantastic. Still ended up with some stitches but was okay
otherwise. He was out in less than 10 minutes.
So having experienced it both ways (pain vs. not so much pain), I would pick the epidural every time.
This is just my opinion based on what I have experienced personally.
[color=dodgerblue]OP: Tell your wife not to get her heart set on a specific birth plan. Things do not always go the way you plan and women are at
times devastated when they end up having an emergency c-section when they wanted a water birth or whatever. Have a plan in mind, but try to be
flexible because things don't always go the way you imagine they will.
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