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View Poll Results: How was your first birth?
100% natural 20 100.00%
IV 13 100.00%
Pitocin (or other contraction stimulant) 10 100.00%
Epidural (or other pain/sleep meds) 11 100.00%
Ceasarian Birth 3 33.33%
Vacuum Assisted Delivery 3 33.33%
Forceps Assisted Delivery 3 33.33%
Other (cause there has to be an other!) 3 33.33%
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#1 of 5 Old 11-01-2013, 08:07 AM - Thread Starter
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How was your first birth? Was it different from proceeding births?
100% Natural

  • IV

  • Pitocin (or other contraction stimulant)

  • Epidural (or other pain/sleep meds)

  • C-Section

  • Vacuum

  • Forceps

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#2 of 5 Old 11-21-2013, 09:10 PM
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Bumping this up! I'll be interested in seeing the results of the poll.

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Started natural until 7mm when things stopped progressing, then my plan of a natural drug free birth became all the drugs and a c section. Boo.
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1st and 2nd stages totally natural, but long. 3rd stage, the placenta wouldn't detach and we ended up in hospital (after a home birth) with an epidural to have it manually removed.

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#5 of 5 Old 11-27-2013, 12:35 PM
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I voted IV, but really, it hardly counts as they put it in as I was asking them to check me again and when they did check me I was at 10cm, so yeah smile.gif I did have monitoring too, but it didn't bother me as I wanted to labor lying on my side on the bed anyway.

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