...I am 22 years old and I am expecting my second child. I am a cloth-diapering, breastfeeding, holistic practicing, all-natural organic eating, garden growing type of mother. I feel so guilty about not having the opportunity to deliver my children naturally. I had pre-eclampsia with my first and had to be induced at 42 weeks and 6 days. I wasn't dilated at all at almost 43 weeks and my BP was sky high. (continued)
Asked by Anonymous at 3:16 AM on Oct. 24, 2008 in Pregnancy
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 3:25 AM on Nov. 4, 2008
(continuance)I REALLY wanted to do it au naturale but it just wasn't safe for me or baby. I had a pitocin drip, internal fetal monitoring, an epidural because I STILL wasn't dilating past 4 after 19 hours of labor and I had to have an episiotomy. I was hoping that baby #2 would be different...I am currently 15 weeks gestation with #2 and I have severe PID (due to bacteria entering the cervix during a recent miscarriage), cystic ovaries and high BP. I feel SOO guilty about not being able to give natural birth. I feel like I am letting my child down because I can't offer them the best. Every time I see a post about natural child birth and home birthing I want to cry....has anyone else felt this way? How can I get over it?
Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 AM on Oct. 24, 2008
I'm sorry your feeling this way :( What you have to do is focus on the positive. Your going to be a mom again! I don't think your letting your baby down at all. By receiving medical care, your helping to ensure your baby that your going to be alive to raise him or her, and your also lowering the risks that the baby could get hurt during delivery. Also, your second birth might be much more natural then you expect it to be, 2nd babies are much easier to deliver then the first ones, and at least in my case, my body knew what to do and I didn't go over due with my 2nd and 3rd babies. Try to be positive, it will work out the way it's meant to! :)
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