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Question for women who gave birth naturally.

With my 1st, I had an epidural. This time, I want to give birth naturally with no drugs. So, my questions is, what did you do when you had to pee while in labor?

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Asked by ABPeterson at 6:36 AM on Mar. 2, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I made sure to pee before labor got real bad. I also wanted to poop before labor got bad, so i wouldn't poop during, it worked.

    Just a little FYI, i personally have felt worse pain than labor & delivery. I really didn't think it hurt as bad as everyone warned me it would. Seemed like everyone who warned me, took the epidural. I thought it was funny that they were the ones warning

    Answer by samurai_chica at 6:42 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I went to the bathroom with the help of nurse. The nurse will determine if it's fine or not.


    Answer by daps at 6:44 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I got a catheter (sp??). Wait. I think I did. OMG. I forgot. I think I blocked out the trauma.

    Answer by AlyssaM0mmy at 6:47 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • They always made me pee in a cup right when I got to the hospital. This last time I peed in the cup, and omg it was so hard to do! I gave the stupid nurse my pee, Then she checked my cervix and I was 9. If I can pee in a cup when I am 9cm, I think I can do anything! hahaha...dont worry you will be able to do it!

    Answer by LuvMyMedic3ID at 6:53 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I went before things really kicked into high gear.

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:53 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • To be honest I think I peed before hand although if you have a long labor and need to go the nurses will help and tell you if it is okay. I had an Epi with my first and no drugs with my 2nd and 3rd. I felt much better after my 2nd and 3rd labors.

    Good Luck!

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:35 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Since you can walk without an epidural they just let me go in the bathroom then once it was time to push I forgot all about needing to pee.

    Answer by Ashes0813 at 7:38 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Got up and went pee. Had the best contractions sitting on the toilet :)

    Answer by MrsMWF at 7:49 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I got up and went pee w/ help from DH

    Answer by sstepph at 8:24 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Same as above, they let me go to the bathroom since I could walk.

    Answer by Cosetterose at 8:27 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

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