Just wanted to post here to let y'all know I had my daughter. No complications, but after 36 hours of active labor, I decided I needed assistance after all & went in. I was just exhausted, physically & mentally. There was no physical reason I could not have stayed at home. Nothing with the baby anyway. I don't want to even hint at discouraging other people from going UC. For me it was a matter of knowing my own limitations. Nothing I did helped ease the pain from the contractions at all. Not walking, squatting, dancing (I danced through most of my early labor actually; bellydancing was originally a labor aid), being in the pool, not even a drink. I figured a sane mama was more important for the baby than anything else, and I was seriously starting to lose it at the end.
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11/2/05 at 2:42am