I just wanted to see if there are any other women out there who pushed their baby out without any drugs?? What did you think? How did you feel?
Most women I know had an epid, peth, or ceaser. I don't know many who went without. And I was SO PROUD of myself that I did it , and that i was active for the whole birth (BTW - The RBWH midwives are great!!). I could have so easily asked for the something (it hurt way more than i expected)
It doesn't seem very PC these days to say how proud you are to have given birth completely naturally (sometimes i feel like I have to be careful in case someone who didn't gets offended). But, I have to admit that I was rather chuffed with myself for a long time (as I have never been too great with pain !!). The best thing about natural birth is being able to get up straight afterwards and have a shower and walk around. And such a quick recovery!
My labour was 36 hours (only about 6 hours of hell though!!:-)
Everyone also told me many horror stories. I was a little surprised at how horrendous the last few hours of pain were, but it all seemed to be over so quick!! It was so amazing to see that my 8 1/2 pound baby was alert and pink and not affected by any drugs. I will definitely do it next time and would like to get into the Birth Centre at RBWH. Anyone have any tips for how to get in (was 69th on the waiting list last time!!).
Pls write about your nat birth story if you have one...
Mum to six mth old girl