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post #41 of 133
Honestly, I think I might have 6 children because labor and birth are such a high. My babies get to be about 18 months old, and I start craving it again! (Baking #3 right now. )

The power - the power and the beauty are incomparable. You'll find your rhythm, and with support and love around you, do what 99% of mothers during the last several thousand years have done - give birth to another human being. You're gonna love it!
post #42 of 133
Thread Starter 
just want to tell everyone:
(after severe pre-ecclampsia) birthing rocked!
i want more!

p.s. i have started this thread loong time ago.
post #43 of 133
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Originally Posted by Ruthla
Being in labor is like entering an altered state of consciousness- yeah, it hurts, but I really don't care!
Yup. That's exactly how I felt. I was soooo mellow through my labor. When I look back on it, the one thing that comes to my mind is: Wow, that was actually kinda fun!
post #44 of 133
How about this...when you're done, you have a baby! You'll never get reimbursed so well for working so hard again.
post #45 of 133
Congratulations Clavicula. I am happy for you. ANIKO

I am a hungarian too.
post #46 of 133
Great things about labor? A truely amazing experience. I really tried to get into it and really FEEL what was going on so I could write about the details later

Immediately after birth my DH asked me something about wanting to do it again, and I think I just gave him this look like, "are you kidding???" But then, alas, about a week later, I said, "you know, I wouldn't mind doing that again to really FEEL what was going on...it was just so amazing!"
post #47 of 133
Honestly for me labor was not that great and I even got an epidural. But by the time that I had to start pushing my epidural had run out so I ended up giving birth natural and it was very painful. In the end it was worth it to see my beautiful baby girl but the pain is still very bad. The pain is still bad. But I am living with it. Hopefully you have a high pain tolerance or you will be begging for an epidural and it will be too late. Sorry that I didnt have anything good to say. What can I say Im a wimp when it comes to being in pain.
post #48 of 133
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Originally Posted by sunnihoneyluv
Honestly for me labor was not that great and I even got an epidural. But by the time that I had to start pushing my epidural had run out so I ended up giving birth natural and it was very painful. In the end it was worth it to see my beautiful baby girl but the pain is still very bad. The pain is still bad. But I am living with it. Hopefully you have a high pain tolerance or you will be begging for an epidural and it will be too late. Sorry that I didnt have anything good to say. What can I say Im a wimp when it comes to being in pain.
Well, it is true that everyone has a different threshhold for pain, and also true that epidurals don't always work the way they're supposed to. But it's a fact that if your epidural wears off, you will have more pain than if you had never gotten one to begin with. That's because, during unmedicated labor, your brain produces endorphins to relax you and "fuzz" your mind and soften the pain for you. Once the pain is gone with an epi, the endorphins are gone, too, and then once the epi is gone--BAM! The pain is there, but without the endorphins to help out. I have a friend who went through the same thing. Yikes! Here's hoping that if you have another, it goes much easier for you.
post #49 of 133
I Had A Home Birth And It Was Wonderful - 2nd One

I Really Made An Effort To Control My Breathing - Deep Breaths And Long Exhales And Also Did Allot Of Visualization - Every Time I Had A Contraction I Would Visualize My Cervex Opening Up - And It Really Made Things Happen Quite Quickly

You Will Really Be Happy You Had A Natural Birth - Good Luck
post #50 of 133
don't forget about the labor that brings sexual pleasure with it! and the orgasm with the ring of fire! oooh golly I gotta have another baby! nothing like it ever!
post #51 of 133
I have come to realize that labor is SO different for each woman. For instance, SunniHoneyLuv said labor is very painful. My labor was really not that painful! I did not even realize I was truly in "LABOR" until I went to my midwife, she checked me, and I was 8 CM dialated! I was laughing and talking through my contractions at that point. When I got to 10 cm it started to hurt more, and I breathed through each one, but still, it was NOTHING like I expected and I couldn't believe that it was so "easy." However, I know I'm not the norm. BUT, it was an amazing experience and I was truly taken aback that my body could perform such a function with such little distress!!
post #52 of 133
After you're done, you have the most amazing "I did it" feeling. So much pride for yourself and your body's amazing accomplishment. Truly empowering.
post #53 of 133
The very best thing about natural, unmedicated childbirth is that once it is over, it is over!

Most of the pain anyway!
post #54 of 133
I would give birth again in a second...it's the being pregnant thing that I won't do again.

How bout that?
post #55 of 133
I was so relaxed that my DH thought I was asleep. The nurse sent me back home.

I ended up with an unassisted home birth, and it was inspiring.

When the surges came, I rode them. I welcomed each one and then said goodbye to it, happy that that particular surge was gone forever.

I loved feeling free to make noise and making sounds felt soooooo good.

Truly amazing.
post #56 of 133
I had back laobr, and an anterior baby. (Not sure how that happened!) I also screamed like a banshee throughout, because it hurt. But the coolest thing about labor is... YOU CAN DO IT!!! Really! It's hard work, it hurts, but it's doable.
post #57 of 133
This thread is amazing! Exactly what I needed to read!

I'm all excited to go into labor now!!!
post #58 of 133
Usually my last 45 minutes of labor are painful,I end up yelling like a crazy woman! BUt then my body changes ,dilation is complete and it's time to push and you can call me crazy but I think as long as you are allowed to push in the position you are most comfortable in ( noy the stranded beetle position) the actual birth stage feels good . With my first daughter I had an orgasmic birth and nothing can compare to that.I love giving birth and I am looking forward to it again.
post #59 of 133
I used hypnobirthing and it was amazing! A pain-free, unmedicated birth. Once in the hospital and once at home. I used Marie Mongan's method at http://hypnobirthing.com and it was great.

Labor is wonderful, exhilirating and empowering. Look forward to it - don't dread it. It's beautiful and amazing!
post #60 of 133
heres something that happened to me. Lots of people were telling me horror stories especially when they heard I was planning a home birth("no drugs? omg!" ). This actually helped me because right before the midwife said it was time to push I said "is that it??"
I seriously couldn't believe I was ready to push! I was waiting for it to get more painful like everyone said. And for me the pushing part was very satisfying. Yes it hurts but it feels good in a wierd way to finally get to push.
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