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Old Nov 9th, 2017, 12:22 PM   1
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Advice for a drug free birth please

Hi Ladies,

So with my first I was induced as overdue but the labour and birth was 10 hours and I did it on gas and air.

I feel this time I a) really really want to go into labour naturally and b) have a drug free birth. Any advice to achieve both would be amazing please, currently 35 weeks and have started on the raspberry leaf tea!!

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Old Nov 10th, 2017, 13:06 PM   2
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Hi diamond girl! Starting at 37 weeks I took a herbal
Supplement called Mederi EZ birth and I went into labour at 38 weeks after a sweep and sex. If you can find that supplement I honestly think it helped me to not go over (induced at 41 with my first).

As far as drug free... I know a lot of mom's say in their birth plan for labour attendants like nurses, husbands etc NOT to offer pain relief. And if you ask for it then you know you really need it. I know for me, by the time I was in so much pain I asked for it, it was transition so too late and not needed anyways. Try to take it one contraction at a time, know when it's getting very unbearable it's likely you're close to the end, and keep an open mind in case you really feel like you do need pain relief. GL mama!! Wishing you a happy labour xx

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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 17:35 PM   3
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One of the reasons I decided to have a home birth with dd was to avoid the desire to ask for an epidural. With ds I was asking for an epidural but like Reiko it was during transition so it wasn’t possible.
I think just believing in your ability to do it drug free is half the battle. The pain and pressure is horrible but it will end when baby comes out. For me that works.

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