Re: Has anyone delivered 'Natural' Med Free?
10-15-2013 07:25 PM
My first one was with an epidural and my second one was natural. I preferred giving birth naturally to a 10lb 14oz baby!. The experience was excruciatingly painful. The contractions were horrible but I found that when it was time to push, it wasn't overly painful. It hurt afterwards for the first 36 hours but after the second night I felt good and had minimal pain. My experience with an epidural was horrible, I was 10 cm dilated and my contractions were basically nonexistent, even once they upped the dosage of meds. Forceps were used and there was 3rd degree tearing. It took nearly 6 weeks to recover and it was a painful time. I had major complications immediately after giving birth and having the epidural meant I didn't have to go to the OR. My biggest regret about having the epidural was how it affected my child. He was very mellow for his first week. I didn't know that epidurals could affect the baby for days after they are born.
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