Hey yall my name is Lorren and I just join Cafemom. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beauitful daughter, Emma Reese. She is our pride and joy. When I found out we was pregnant I couldn't stop smiling. I was sick throughout the whole pregnancy but I was still thankful that God had given us this blessing. I had watched my mom give birth naturally to my little sister and she said she did also with my older brother and I. I had also dreamed as a little girl giving birth and having that moment when you first see she/he. I said when I found out that I wanted to try to have a natural birth with no pain medicine. I made it 8 hours and I had to give in. The pain was very hard and I had only dialated to a 4. I knew then it was goin to be a long process. 10 hours later (18 hours of labor) I had dialated to a 9 but my baby girl wasn't dropping in the birth canal so I had to have an emergnecy c-section. I was very heartbroken and felt like I was a failure because I couldn't do the one thing my body was supposed to do. I had a hard time with the c-section and ended up getting post pardum depression. I have recently gotton off of my depresent medicine and am doing great! My question would be to all you moms who have experienced the same thing is with your 2nd child did you try natural again or have a planned c-section.