I remember shaking really bad after the birth of all of my children. I know it had more to do with drops in certain hormones and the shock of birth rather than actually being THAT cold, but with those previous births being in a hospital, I'm wondering if natural birthing in a more friendly environment and no epidurals, though my first was no epidural either, if I will experience shaking like that again? I remember asking for warmed blankets, and still I would shake. But like I said...it didn't seem to be from just being cold. Should I prepare for the shakes again? I know the midwife can pop a blanket or two into her dryer and get me all swaddled up, but whenever I see natural birth pictures I see nothing but naked moms. They certainly don't look like they are about to shake themselves right off the bed. Is there anything else I can do to help with shaking? It felt so uncontrollable, very weird.
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1/16/06 at 6:26pm