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When they say natural childbirth....

Do you think that it was medication free, vaginally, or both?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:18 AM on May. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (8)
  • I think vaginal is natural but ALL natural is medication free and vaginal....if that makes sense...

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 1:24 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • im going with vaginally. i didnt have a choice for pain killers, c sections dont give you a choice for natural lol

    Answer by mdelaney at 3:12 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Either or/ both.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:20 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • When I hear "natural birth" I always think they just mean they had the baby vaginally...they have to point out to me that they had the baby without meds or I'm just going to assume they had an epidural lol

    Answer by Lucky209 at 1:30 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • ^That's what I think too. Natural=Med Free.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:34 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • My second was completely natural which for me actually means no Meds., no IV, no Doctor, delivered by the nurses, and vaginally. But that's what happened for me. But for others I think of natural birth as vaginal being a given and most probably med. free.

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 2:07 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • yeah vaginal and med free - other then maybe pitocin after the placenta

    Answer by nurse_maya at 2:59 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • When I say it, I mean that I had both DDs without any pain medication and birthed them vaginally. However, I was on antibiotics because I tested positive for strep and I was on IV fluids. Both DDs were induced, though, with pitocin and breaking my water, so that part wasn't natural. I would love to know what it is like to go into labor naturally, but both times the doctors convinced me that I needed to induce because of hypertension and apparent kidney issues.


    Answer by AmourSpork at 4:26 AM on May. 10, 2011