With my first I had already thrown up everything in my stomach long before I got to hospital. I had a shot of pethidine when I arrived about 8:30-9:00pm slept for a while, got back to the birthing suite abou 12am. I had gas only during the labour and DS was born at 1:37am. Afterwards, I went out for a ciggie (bad I know and won't being smoking this time). I was warned by the midwives that it could/would make me throw up and it sure did.
I think the biggest thing to remember is everyone handles drugs differently. The best thing you can do is have knowledge of each pain reliever so that when the time comes, you can listen to your body and be able to make an informed decision.
I had completely ruled out having an epi. I have slight hip dysplasia and although the doc's had said this wouldn't cause a problem, I knew that lying on my back was not an option. Because I know the issues I have with them, ie. what sets off the pain etc. I needed to be able to move around and deliver in some kind of upright position, so an epi wouldn't let me do that. I didn't know much about what to expect (good or bad) as I hadn't gone to any antenatal classes or done much research. I just went with the flow when it happened and I guess I was a lucky one.
This time around, I know a lot more about what I want and don't want. It makes it harder in a way, because pregancy and birth can only be planned so much. There are so many variables and unknown's. I like to plan and be prepared, but you can only think of so many plan B's.
I guess what I'm trying to say is prepare yourself with knowledge, have your ideas and ideals, but also know that not one thing could go the way you want, but that's ok.
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26-09-2012 08:31 #511Member
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26-09-2012 09:00 #512mum of 2
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I have my husband's name. I do wish I'd kept my own. Just cause husband's surname is really common, and mine is a bit more unusual. But what's done is done.
26-09-2012 11:43 #513
But as you say, everyone has the right to use whatever nappies they prefer. One article estimated that babies go through 60-80 nappies a week! 'Struth!
26-09-2012 12:02 #514
Welcome carrie77!! Thanks for sharing your story with me (I've added you to our list as well!). It's always nice to hear other people experiences. I think I do need to do a little more research into active labour, but I think I might just go with the flow and see what happens...I'm sure ill change my tune once I'm utd!
Thanks to those of you who responded to my question about changing your name. I chose to keep my name, I like it and i have identified with it for 29 years so it seemed very odd to me to change it. My kids will have my dh last name but yeah I was just curious to see if I was a majority or minority. Clearly a minority so far LOL!
I respect those who use the washable nappies, I personally will be using disposable nappies and think modern cloth nappies are gross (just as gross as people who make their own/ use reusable pads and tampons due to environmental issues, oh it makes me feel so sick thinking about it, no offence intended to those who choose to do that) but I can understand where people are coming from in regards to saving money and space in the landfill! Good on you guys, I just epically lazy when it comes to things like that. I recycle my garbage, don't litter, and donate to environmental charities so I see that as doing my bit!
26-09-2012 20:26 #515
I totally agree with you on the disposable nappies Disney,
Like most of the others, I took DH name, it actually never really occurred to me to keep my own. It was just something that I was always going to do.If we have a son, we plan to use my maiden name in his name somewhere (either first or second name)
I know its really old school, and not at all necessary but I like that as our own little family we will share the same name.
The only down side is my new surname is also a girls name, so I often get called my surname as my first name and often have to correct others.
sometimes i ring places and they ask for my last name, I tell them then they ask for my last name again, and I have to say IT IS MY LAST NAME!!!! can be really frustrating (I know, first word problems)
27-09-2012 09:09 #516
Hi guys, I have been following through email but its been hard to get on with uni, work and wedding planning. Nearly 5 weeks to go!
Disney if you could add me to the list too please
Month: Aprox. July 2013
Age: 22 (just shy of 23 when TTC)
Like the majority I am taking FH last name, I haven't really thought of it any other way and I want the same name as my future children. But I have made the decision to keep my maiden name on my Bachelors (I graduate just after I get married).
I haven't really thought about pain relief - I thought I wanted an epi before reading all your stories :S also everything makes me nauseous so I'm worried about throwing up.
I had a chat to FH and he doesn't really like the idea of cloth nappies because he thinks I'll already have so much work to do without having to add extra washing etc. But hes open to talking about it for the money factor.
27-09-2012 09:22 #517
Also not sure if this has been asked before but has anyone had a thought about if they are going to try anything particularly while TTC (Like charting, temping, OPKs, Pre-seed?) or just going to stop trying for a little while?
27-09-2012 09:23 #518Member
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