My DS was what I refer to as my drug free labour - no drugs to start it, no pain relief, including no gas.
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24-01-2014 17:25 #31
24-01-2014 17:59 #32
Gas is a drug, so by drug free I mean no gas.
To me natural means, no drugs, no interventions. But I know it means different things to different people, in the end it doesn't really matter. As long as mum and baby are happy and healthy
24-01-2014 18:00 #33
To me drug free is just that no drugs. Natural birth = vaginal birth.
In honesty I don't give a hoot how someone baby is born or how they want to label it. All I care about is that both mumma and baby are ok.
24-01-2014 18:01 #34
24-01-2014 18:57 #35
I agree with PP that a lot of people say "natural," when what they mean is "vaginal."
That said, natural is a bit hard to clearly define... because really, there's nothing natural about being in a hospital or hooked up to monitors and attended by people with gloved-hands or anything either... and then if you opt for a homebirth, having a brick-and-mortar house isn't natural, nor is the big birth pool you have set up in there, nor is the electricity I'm sure is on while you're in there... etc etc.
You can kind of say a lot is not natural if you really want to...
I don't really care what people do or think though, I just personally think that most people wouldn't consider any sort of medicinal pain relief as "natural."
24-01-2014 23:19 #36Senior Member
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I think a lot of people say "natural" because they don't want to say "vaginal".
24-01-2014 23:23 #37
I don't know what I'd class as "drug free"... It seems to only be something discussed on BubHub - none of my real life friends really care if I (or anyone else) did it drug free. Here though, it's like a badge of honour. A test of how strong you are. (I loved my epidural and don't buy into all the drug-free hype!)
25-01-2014 08:13 #38
25-01-2014 08:37 #39
I don't really like to mention my drug and intervention free birth - after being called a "hero", f-ing idiot and other charming things (by other mothers!) I try and keep it to myself now!
02-02-2014 16:10 #40Senior Member
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