Hey everyone, I’m new to the group & I really want to have my son natural (no epidural) with my first I did, this would be my second. I’m due March 27th & I want to know how to deal with the pain. How can I get through it?
Take deep breaths and let it out slowey, contractions only last 60 seconds
And walking. Try your best not to sit through a contraction!
You feel it build up then peak then subside. Its actually kinda cool if you think about the science behind it!
I had all 3 of my daughters w/o an epidural. Seriously, its all in the breathing! Hope all goes well for you… & if you decide to have an epidural, that is ok too!!
Breathing and using the yoga ball
Both my daughters were natural births and honestly it’s the breathing, I was able to sit in a bath with my first and my second I sat in the hospital and it was worse.
I made a birthing track and had lots of good music. Then I got in the zone
Stand up for the whole thing if you can …I had 5 natural births …stood up through all 5 labours x:smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
Definitely focus on your breathing!!
Years ago I had Lamaze classes. They teach different kinds of breathing for the different stages of labor. Also, how to relax the rest of your body while having contractions.
With my first I had IV meds those are great if you arrive on time lol with my second I was to far along and they gave me laughing gas which was a distraction kind of irritating because I wanted the IV meds and by the time I said get my the epidural baby came out 3 seconds later it was a much faster birth. Stick to your plan as long as you can that pain is gone after baby is out and I was so happy I was to late for the epidural. Just remember you’ve done it before and can do it again! You got this!
I had both mine naturally and using a jetted tub-jets pointed on lower back, or shower helped tremendously. Enough to help me relax, dialate, and make quick progress.
I did it naturally with all four of my babies, just breathe through them. I liked to stay at home and labor there as long as possible, just being outside of a hospital setting helped a lot for me. I couldn’t just sit in the bed either I had to stand and walk around and move through them, sitting/laying, just seemed like they hurt more🤷♀️
Just focus on working through each contraction and keep in mind that there is an end.
Take any and all advice you choose to from the mommas helping you try and achieve your personal goal. IF your goal does not work out as you pictured and planned for, know that you are not a failure in any way. It is okay to change you mind. It is okay if outside factors change your plans. It is okay and you are still amazing.
Well if your contractions are on top of each other you dont get a break. I had 3 natural no time for epidural especially 9months ago from start to finish was 2hrs 57min and as much as i begged for an epidural i couldn’t. I wish i could have experienced giving birth with the epidural
The birth pain I felt was like being cut in half with.a saw. It gave me a whole new perspective on people with terrible cancer pain. If I didn’t have a wonderful outcome ! I’m so glad our pain control for cancer pts has improved…just my perspective! Two of mine were 10ibs
I use music and focused on one spot on the wall. 2 of my 3 we’re natural. The last one was induced and natural and that’s the worst. The contractions are so bad but can be managed. If u get stuck with induction, ask for the pitocin to be turned off when active labor starts
I just told myself that it wasn’t an option. I told the staff to not ask or mention it and I just did it. People 100 years ago didn’t have the option, so I knew I could do it. It hurts but not feeling all drugged up is definitely worth it. Quicker recovery too. I pushed twice and she was out, 8.2 lbs.