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1 year ago

Delivery advice?

My dude date is June 10th, I will be 19 weeks on Thursday, and at this point i’m thinking natural labor. Can I get any advice from mommas who have already been there. I’m extremely nervous about the whole thing. I’ve seen so many stories of woman who have had bad experiences with doctors and nurses. I just hope everything goes smooth as this Is my first child and will probably be my only child.
Delivery advice?

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1 year ago

My advice is to look at your birthplan as a general guide, but be really open to change. I had a very detailed plan. Bouncing on a yoga ball and watching my fave movies while waiting for labor to progress, go natural etc. Then my water broke at work and I was already pretty much dilated by the time I got to the hospital. I chose epidural because I couldn't think or calm down. I'd say, just trust yourself in the moment. And make sure your birth partner advocates for your wishes. Good luck momma.byoure gonna do great!

1 year ago

My biggest piece of advice is to educate yourself about all your options, and know that you CAN say “no” to doctors/nurses! For example: at the hospital near me, it is “policy” for a woman to get an iv when she comes in to give birth, even if she doesn’t want any meds/pitocin; but my midwife informed me that I could just say “no” to the iv, because it’s MY body! If I changed my mind later and wanted/needed an iv, they could put one in later!

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1 year ago

Hay un libro (Mama Natural) que tiene todos los opciones y puede ayudarte a preparar tu plan de nacimiento

1 year ago

I had full intentions of going natural. My water broke naturally, and I was in labor for 17 hours. Since my water broke naturally and I wasn’t dilated enough they gave me pitocin around the 14th hour. Before the pitocin labor pains were manageable. It’s all about free movement labor. The more you move the easier it is to manage the pain. Try rocking, squatting, dancing, anything like that. If you can make it without pitocin you should be fine. I tried my best, but the pitocin made it unbearable for me. I was weak and caved for the epidural. Wishing you the best!

1 year ago

This is the biggest piece of advice for a natural birth I could give. When you go into labor and are in the hospital the doctors and nurses do not TEACH you how to push. Naturally you think you need to push from where the baby is coming out. WRONG! You need to push from the other side...as if you are going #2 in the bathroom. I went through a lot of wasted stress and time on my first labor bc I was doing it incorrectly. Use your ab muscles and your butt! ;) You will be fine! Mamas are strong creatures and once you see your little ones face and hear their cry...you will literally forget all about your own body. It’s a true miracle and the greatest gift in the world!

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1 year ago

And if possible i recommend an epidural

1 year ago

My labor was so fast and so intense. And to be honest, I asked for drugs when I made it to the hospital (nearly crowning), my doc laughed at me, said it was waayyyy past that point. lol Delivery was incredibly painful (back labor was awful also), BUT, it was so fast. It was over as quickly as it began. And when that baby comes out, the relief is amazing. Drug free, recovery was very easy. In my first 2 weeks PP, I don’t think I took more than 10 regular Tylenol’s. (I also had three 2nd degree tears. Sitting was uncomfortable, but bearable). You can do it mama! But if you decide you can’t, there’s nothing wrong with that either!

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