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Some things that surprised me about my natural birth are....

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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complete this sentence mommas, I am curious as to what people never told you about natural birth that cam to you as a surprise

by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Jun. 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM
...how much easier it was to push when I let go.

...how liberating it was to allow my body to think for herself.

...how hard it was to stay grounded, and how much my older daughter helped me do that.
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rfurlongg
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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...How much I shook and shivered after birth


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hapababies
by Silver Member on Jun. 29, 2012 at 9:45 PM
... That I knew I had to pee between contractions. Even the nurses doubted me and told me it was just amniotic fluid. I went to the toilet and proved them wrong.
... That I contemplated whether or not to wipe after peeing while having a contraction on the toilet
.... Having that "superwoman" feeling and wanting to walk around 5 minutes after giving birth.
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outstandingLove
by Bronze Member on Jun. 29, 2012 at 9:47 PM

bump from me becuase i'd like to read the replies!

lundaylove
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM

that when you are 100% in your element, how easy birth can be. Not pain free- im not saying that, cuz it hurts- it is easy. 

and when you dont even have the option for interventions you wouldnt even think of wanting one. 

amandagrace731
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 9:58 PM

What surprised was that during the whole process, no matter how bad the pain got not once did I think ''I want an epidural", I think I asked for some Advil at one point but they just kind of laughed!

WackadooMom
by Bronze Member on Jun. 29, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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How quickly I healed. I felt fine ten minutes later.
How my body knew what to do.
That I was strong enough to actually do it.
Conner_Ian
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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After i pushed my son out i was surprised how the pain jus was gone.

louzannalady
by Silver Member on Jun. 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Darn! Haven't had a 100% natural birth-yet... I'll be back from anytime, now to the end of July to letcha know! ; ) 

doulala
by Gold Member on Jun. 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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Mow much pain truly is all in the head!
LOL
Mind-over-matter !!

;-)

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