Lol, Yeah, I have pretty wide hips myself. It runs in the family and everyone on my family had their children naturally and without much pain from what I'm told. I plan on being in a birthing center so I won't even really have a choice. I could be transferred to the hospital if it got that bad but I'm hoping that won't happen. I don't knock people getting pain meds cause everyone is different and people tolerate pain differently but I personally want to go into this birth with the attitude that the epidural is completely out. Of course any complication can happen too and I may HAVE to be in a hospital. I'm trying my best to take care of myself so that doesn't happen though. The bradley method has several exercises they recommend to help strengthen our labor parts and I'm doing all of them. No matter what... I want an easy labor. lol
From what the midwives at my birthing center, if you are at all really wanting to have a non medicated birth then you should really take lamaze, bradley or hypnobirthing classes and read as much on natural birthing and controlling yourself as possible. The problem with most people is that they go into pregnancy with the attitude it's going to hurt like hell and there's nothing I can do about it (except medication) and if you go into it thinking like that then of course it will be just that. (I'm repeating what I've heard, I'm in no way saying this like I know what I'm talking about, lol)
I'm trying to get as much info on natural births as possible and also watching them on youtube. Especially the water births which is what I'm planning on. Everyone tells me that laboring in water relieves soooo much of the pain that even if you don't birth in water just laboring feels so good.
I wanna see as many good births as possible. I do NOT want to focus on the bad things that can happen. I want to know how I can prevent whatever I CAN prevent but other than that I don't want to go into it scared. My Granny delivered 12 children all natural and wanted many more. :-) Although I guess after that many, they start birthing themselves, lol. More power to her!
I KNOW my husband would respect me soooo much more for going all natural. I'd LOVE to be able to throw that up to him when he complains about a paper cut in the future, ;-) hehe!
"To be healthy... or not to be healthy. That is the question"
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