+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5,749
    Thanks
    3,833
    Thanked
    3,657
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Lots of good advice already in here. Easier said than done but try not to fear it, your body was made to do this - and if things go 'wrong' you have an experienced medical team to ensure the safe delivery of your Bub and minimise (or eliminate) your pain if you wish. Assuming you're not home-birthing! (Not that there is anything wrong with that, each to their own).

    I was always told fear = tension = pain. So anything you can do to minimise fear will minimise your pain.

    My first birth was horrendous. Well the last few hours (which ended in an emergency c) were. The first 15 or so were fine because I was 'in the zone'. As soon as I panicked, all hell broke loose and it was painful as.

    My second birth was empowering. It was fast - 5 hour labor - intense - but I never once even considered pain relief. It's not that it didn't hurt - I just didn't register the pain - instead saw it as progress. However I did a lot of mental and physical preparation in order to do this.

    I personally looked forward to both of my births. A little naive with the first, but all guns blazing with the second. If things are going to go wrong there isn't much you can do about it, so try think positively and focus on the end goal. And absolutely trust your body!

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    419
    Thanks
    471
    Thanked
    293
    Reviews
    0
    Really good advice here, just going to third reading Juju Sundin's Birth Skills. Really great techniques that I believe made a huge difference to how I dealt with my loooooong 36 hour labour!

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,663
    Thanks
    1,670
    Thanked
    2,833
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Yes to birth skills, best book!

    She also says that during labour you're have a majority of pain free moments. Completely pain free between each contractions! 😀
    I made a conscious choice of focussing on that and it worked wonder.

    Grab a copy of that book and read it twice, you'll feel so empowered after that.

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ExcuseMyFrench For This Useful Post:

    Adoralicious  (11-04-2016),Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (10-04-2016)

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,336
    Thanks
    710
    Thanked
    715
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Yes to birth skills, best book!

    She also says that during labour you're have a majority of pain free moments. Completely pain free between each contractions! 😀
    I made a conscious choice of focussing on that and it worked wonder.

    Grab a copy of that book and read it twice, you'll feel so empowered after that.
    It sounds like a great book but I had back labour both times so actually had no pain free moments at all.

    Still, labour can be very empowering. It's the 21st century so even if there's no pain free moments you still get pethidine, gas and an epidural. It's like a party for one

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,880
    Thanks
    5,206
    Thanked
    3,905
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Sally1981 View Post
    It sounds like a great book but I had back labour both times so actually had no pain free moments at all.

    Still, labour can be very empowering. It's the 21st century so even if there's no pain free moments you still get pethidine, gas and an epidural. It's like a party for one
    I had back labour too for all births .

    Still recommend that book.

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Rose&Aurelia&Hannah For This Useful Post:

    Adoralicious  (11-04-2016),sunnygirl79  (11-04-2016)

  8. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    2,676
    Thanks
    1,055
    Thanked
    884
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Oh God yes my last birth was back labour. Not pleasant. But that's where DH rubbing my back really helped. Still had the best birth using those birth skills techniques 😀

  9. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,224
    Thanks
    205
    Thanked
    775
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Yes to birth skills, best book!

    She also says that during labour you're have a majority of pain free moments. Completely pain free between each contractions! 😀
    I made a conscious choice of focussing on that and it worked wonder.
    .
    God..Pain - free moments? ? I was ripped off big time!! 2 posterior bubbas here too...

  10. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,663
    Thanks
    1,670
    Thanked
    2,833
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I think Juju herself had two posterior babies?? And she took the peridural after a while.

    So there's a long portion of the book spent on posterior babies.

    Hopefully Bub is positioned more favourably this time!!

  11. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    6
    Reviews
    0
    I guess I'll be going out tonight to buy Juju's book!!

  12. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    2,676
    Thanks
    1,055
    Thanked
    884
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Or you can download it from Amazon 😀


 

Similar Threads

  1. pre labour
    By Youngbabymama in forum Third Trimester Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-04-2016, 18:33
  2. What were you doing when you went into labour?
    By tazz475 in forum Third Trimester Chat
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 24-06-2015, 12:16
  3. Kate is in labour!
    By Mokeybear in forum General Chat
    Replies: 138
    Last Post: 05-05-2015, 15:03

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Melbourne Natural Medicine ClinicLeading natural health practitioners in fertility, preconception, pregnancy, and children's health. We take an ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
50% chance - birthing in limboPregnancy Loss Support
Recommended books?Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
IVF Babies due August/Sept/Oct' 16 #4pregnancy and babies through IVF
6 month old night sleep helpGeneral Sleeping & Settling Chat
Games of ThronesMovies / Music / Books / TV Chat
use of own car for workWorking Hubbers - Employed
Amazing August TTC #2Conception & Fertility General Chat
any bright ideasGeneral Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›