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    I just had my third bub and did a calm birth course for this one which I can not recommend enough. I just breathed through the whole thing - in the end when he did come out I didn't even have to push. He just came down and out! Midwife didn't even have her gloves on! And he was a giant bub at 4.52kg.

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    I held off the gas until i was well in transition, and found it worked great. I didnt really cope per say, i just went with it. I remeber singing badly to the radio, screaming, lots of odd high pitched whining like a puppy crying, lots of furious brow mopping from the midwife, a bit of threatening to chunder. But the gas oh my. I got dh to watch the monitor, every time he saw the vaguest hint of another cintraction starting i would suck back on that stuff like it was going out of fashion. I can honestly say it resulted in having out of body like sensations during the worst of it, and i dont remember the pain, just remember things said and done etc. I was induced and progresed really fast.

    Mentally the moment i had the i cant do this thoughts i thought sh1t, its transition, i am almost there. And then the midwife said the magic words about pushing that i wished i hwd known before - the contractions are less painful and wider spaced than during transition. Totally true for me and made pushing so much easier .

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    I had only just got into the hospital when I started transition. I was on my feet the whole time focusing on finally having my baby. (This was for both babies).

    I had the gas and focused on breathing in quite slowly so as not to make myself sick and also pushing my breath out. Also as I birthed both standing and leaning over the bed, I would occasionally stomp my feet and raise up onto my toes when it got really strong.

    I'm 19 weeks with number 3 and actually freaking out a bit. But both previous times, I just let me body take over and so it's own thing. (Sounds hard, but it can be done)

    I think you just have to think beforw labour, what helps you calm and stay focused. It is so different for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casio1 View Post
    Mentally the moment i had the i cant do this thoughts i thought sh1t, its transition, i am almost there. And then the midwife said the magic words about pushing that i wished i hwd known before - the contractions are less painful and wider spaced than during transition. Totally true for me and made pushing so much easier .
    Also this. When I started thinking oh holy crap I cant do this, I realised that I was in transition and it was too late to back out and ask for drugs. Lol

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    I actually never recognised transition until after the birth, both times I can remember back, It was just thoughts in my head "What the heck am I doing this at home for???!!!"

    Then it was over really quickly, and pushing started.

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    Moo-ing like a cow mostly .
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    Seriously, the low, grunting tones helped no end!

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    Bath, loud classical music, and counting (1, 2, 3, 4) and bashing my hairbrush on the side of the bath along with the counting

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    I didn't even know I was in it. I was strapped to a bed in an ambulance so not really a lot I could do but keep telling the midwife accompanying that I couldn't do it!

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    I was forced to have DD while on my back and remember screaming at the midwife I wanted to go home, I'd only been in labour 5 hours and everyone kept telling me I had ages to go, so I wanted out of the hospital, she then threatened me with a mirror and 10 minutes later DD was placed on my chest.

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    DS1 I begged for a c section - which I finally got hours later after they worked out he was stuck. DS2 I wanted a general anaesthetic because despite begging for an epidural for hours they weren't listening.


 

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