Hi All! I'm new here. I am 38 weeks pregnant with my third child. I was induced at 38 weeks with my first because of my weight and OB was scared I or baby would be in distress and have complications. Luckily, labor went well and my daughter was born without any complications. I did get an epidural though. (12 hour labor)
I was induced again with my 2nd at 36 weeks because he was in distress. I made it all the way to 8 cm dilation and then the nurse scared me about how much more painful it would get and I got an epidural...which didn't really take effect since my son was born 5 minutes later.(4 hours total labor)
Now I am expecting my third and I do NOT want to be induced and I would like to have a drug free delivery. I have no idea what natural birth looks or feels like, when I am actually going into labor or anything of the sort. It sort of feels like I'm a first time mom.
I would like to labor at home as long as possible so I won't feel the pressure of nurses or doctors telling me I need this drug or that drug. If I can get there close to delivery, that would be great.
Any advice or help??
on Sep. 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM