Alot of women have been asking lately how to get through drug free labor and delivery and in no way am I trying to be harsh or offensive when I say this but..... just do it!!! I know that when I had my son, this was something I REALLY wanted to do and I just stuck through it. I am a a huge wuss when it comes to pain, but I was SO mind set that this was what I wanted to do. Of course it was painful, but the feeling you get when it's all done is totally worth it all. You just have to focus on your desire to not take drugs, focus on not harming yourself and your baby, I'm not saying that the drugs actually harm but it's a good thing to think about. Realize that our bodies were made to go through this process and it's only a short period of time (when you look back on it) Relaxing is the biggest tip I can offer, mind over matter
....Don't focus all your energy on pain. I am scared of needles and that was a good reason for me not to want drugs. Anyway this is just my opinion and my insight on the topic and hopefully it helps someone.
on Jul. 8, 2008 at 10:04 PM