all natural childbirth w/1st baby?
Hi, i am pregnant w/our 1st baby and im really set on having a naturally birth (of course if the circumstances allow.) i recently let my doctor know how strongly i felt about it. she said she has delieved at natural births and said it was not new to her, BUT that "99% of her patients" telling her they want no drugs at all have changed their mind at the end. she said usually ppl who had natural were 2nd pregnancys. basically, she explained w/1st pregnancies labor typically last longer and may cause more pain. so i shouldnt be discouraged if i want the drugs. i understand from her experience she is just telling me the facts...but it sounds like she doubts i will make it through. that makes me wanna do it even more to prove to her i can! but of course in the back of my mind, hearing that, i'm starting to doubt myslef...just a little. and i was hoping to hear some stories from some mom's who made it through their 1st pregnancy all natural, like i am hoping to do. :)