what does natural childbirth mean to you?
This time around I'm determined not to have to be induced, unless there's a legitimate medical reason, because I was pressured into it both times before.
I almost had an emergency c-section last time, the pain was the most excruciating thing I ever went through (that's right, I still remember) because they used citotec on me, and I'm surprised my husband wanted another baby after I traumatized him with my screaming.
To me, natural childbirth means no medical interventions. Some women chastised me for trying to find a way to make myself go into labor, but I would never do something to harm myself or the baby, I just didn't want drugs and I didn't want to wait so long that put me and the baby at risk for other things.
With more and more women today not going into labor on their own, for genetic, environmental, or whatever reason, what's your opinion? Is it better to take matters into your own hands when mother nature forgets your due date or trust in a doctor?