Were you afraid to UC? Weren't you worried about the "what ifs?" How the hell did you wrap your mind around it and stay calm?
I'm so awed by women who UC and although I like the idea Im not sure that I have the courage.
Oh don't worry, I was puking. Haha. I knew I would. I was nauseous even earlier in labor (when the contractions were annoying but not super painful), and it just got worse as the contractions got worse, but I was happy after it was done, because I finally wasn't nauseous...though then the contractions just got even worse. XD
I think it helps to just totally focus your mind when you're having those monster contractions...just try to imagine what your body is doing and feel it as such instead of just the blind pain. I hope that makes sense. It helps to practice relaxation techniques with your practice contractions or early labor contractions, too. You just kind of get in the zone better then.
Yeah, my husband is super happy we've UC'd all of our children. He got to catch our twins, and I've caught our last two. It has always been just us and totally wonderful. All of our babies came out vigorous and crying, too, especially Dainin lol. :)
UC...I couldn't imagine it any other way. I'm always surprised when people have asked me for my consecutive pregnancies, "So are you having this one at home, too?" Why wouldn't I, after the totally wonderful, peaceful, healthy labors and births we've experienced?
People always say I "got lucky" or wish me luck...I don't think it's about luck...how could I get so lucky as to never have anything go wrong with any of them...even twins? I'd say I'm defying the odds...which is why I don't think birth complications are luck. =P