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Originally Posted by bradleybirth2mom
When a women cries out for drugs, she is really wanting reassurance that she can make it through.
Originally Posted by MamaTaraX
Three months before I had my most recent baby, I posted this I knew I'd have a fast birth andI wanted to prepare. A while later I posted about the SPD that I had and learned that many women had fast labors that also had SPD. So I really knew.
Then it happened. Either my water broke or my pubic bone officially died at approx 10:00pm. I started having ctx about then too, baby was born at 23:59. The first hour was nbothing, occasional light ctx. The last hour is what I really had and it was something else! I truly beleive there was no way for me to have prepared for that. None at all. I thought I was prepared but man, I wasn't. I did not truly ralize that I'd given birth for a good three days afterwards. Now, four months to the day after, I still can barely comprehend the rapidity. I've had a lot of trouble processing this birth. I really tried to prepare mentally, and physically. I wish I had some wonderful words to tell you that preparation is a cinch, but I can't say that with any amount of honesty. I think that if you can come to terms with the fact that it might be fast, that's as good as you can do. I just had to hang on and ride it and that'sjust what it was.
Originally Posted by sierratahoe
My experience was a 5 hour labor (sounded much like yours, OP) in hosp. Yes, I had the panicked, out of control feeling. But in retrospect that was due to the blatant harrassment from the nurses and on call doc, all the tube and wires they insisted I have, the ridiculous position they had me in on the bed, and my inability to move around, added to the fact that I
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