i'm new to the group =) i am currently 12 weeks 3 days with our second child. I am hoping to have a natural birth this time. I actually did try to deliver naturally with my daughter as well, but after 16 hours of my water being broke and me being stuck at 6cm the doctors wanted to administer pitocin to get things moving along. i was exhausted (having been awake for 36+ hours at that point) and upset about not being able to do "this" anymore. my nurses were amazing telling me i had done so good and they would never have been able to be so strong without meds, etc etc. so i went ahead and got an epi prior to the pitocin. that allowed me to sleep for a couple hours prior to delivering my daughter.
well as disappointed as i was i still hope to try again for natural delivery. i picked my doctor based on the hospital i want to deliver at- all because i wanted to be able to use the labor tub! it was a great pain management technique with my daughter and i look forward to it again.
so i'm here to get more information and learn as much as i can to hopefully prepare myself for a 100% natural birth this time =) I'm also considering a doula, just not sure yet.
Carrie Pedregosa Tastefully Simple Senior Consultant #0104850