alright, i am 21 years old and this is my first babe. i am due on the first but everyone and their cousin is telling me i am ready any second now. my family, including my hubby are freaking out because they baby me horribly and are afraid for my welfare in childbirth. they are all begging me to do epidural so that they don't feel guilty about the pain i am going to be in.
i am the strongest person i know, been working 2-4 jobs since i was 18 and even working construction as a hobby in the hot texas sun. i don't want something stuck into me to restrict my movements, i want to heal fast and i need to be in controll. but i fear for my family- especially for my hubs because he feels guilty that he "did" this to me in the prime of my life and he will be the one with me the whole time. i wish i could tell them that i'll be fine going natural but i am scared and am not positive i'll be fine myself. how do i face this?
Answer by ohmama213 at 2:47 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
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Answer by CarolynBarnett at 3:01 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
It hurts a lot. But if you truely want to do it, then do it. I had 2 natural births. I think it depends on how long your in labor for as well. Both of my labors lasted about 5-8 hours. So it was over pretty quick for me. If i had been in labor for days, i may have gotten something for the pain. Only you can make that choice. I had people trying to talk me out of my natural birth idea when i was pregnant with my first child too. But i did it, and as painful as it was, it wasn't totally unbearable, if it was women wouldn't do it everyday. :) I have a high pain tolerance so that helped me a lot. But in the end the pain doesn't make any difference, you see your beautiful baby and for get all about it, at that moment its all over and you have what you wanted. Plus i was up and walking around in minutes, it was great. Not to make it sound like i wasn't sore, but i wasn't in pain either. Good luck.
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