Most definitely. Tons to think about. At the moment I am planning on doing things naturally. Basically the doctors are going to be there to catch the baby and make sure nothing goes wrong. Otherwise I really don't want any needles, drugs, or epidurals. Just my personal preference. I know I tolerate pain well and have a high pain tolerance. I am pretty confident that I will be able to use relaxation techniques and just keep my cool through this. I know this isn't for everyone. Some people don't handle pain well, others pain is there biggest fear. My biggest fear is not remembering every contraction and push. I want the whole experience. God made me (women) to give birth... and that's what I'm going to do. But to each his/her own. You will have to choose what is right for you. If pain is a factor in making the decision, knowing that the epidural makes it easier and more enjoyable. It's up to you... You will know whats right when the time comes. Just read up on the subject online and in books. Talk to older sisters, mother, etc about their birthing experiences. All will help when it comes decision time.
thats just it i know of no one that has had kids. My aunt has never had kids. I dont know of any friends who have had kids. Me and my mother dont speak and she dont even know about my pregnancy. So its been hard to get opinions of people who actually have been through it ya know. So yeah that makes it a bit more difficult for sure. I have a public baby shower/educational class thingy in june. That a bunch of preg people get together and talk about stuff like that im assuming so that will be of help. Im not sure where my pain tolerance is. Im scared to death of needles so i cant see allowing for a epidural unless the pain is just unbareable and i can just totally block up someones sticking a needle in my back rofl
I'm afraid of the epidural. I know mothers that have gotten them and they said it was great. That it really helped with the pain. I hate needles too. But there are other meds that can help with pain. If you need someone to talk to about anything... baby stuff or otherwise, I'm here to lend an ear. This is my first pregnancy but I can tell you what I've learned in my research. As for the rest, I'm just a good listener. No pressure though, I just wanted you to know that your not alone through this. I'm sure that everything will be just fine when it's all said and done. The hardest part is making the choice.
Awe thanks. This is my first pregnancy as well. Just overwhelming at times.
Esp. with no one that you can talk to thats actually been through pregnancy and labor. Its frustrating at times cause my pregnancy wasnt planned and when i took the pregnancy test it came up positive i pretty much flipped out. Like freaked would be more like it. Like how will i be able to do this? Am i ready for this responsibility. Can i do this.. all those questions. Like my heart was racing and yeah i was scared lol. I have now grown to like the idea and embracing it even tho my situation isnt the best and im working hard to improve everything. Like with the babies father family. Im trying hard to get along with them regardless of our past issues. Like ive been buying baby items (used) and some new. His mothers 2 cents are you dont need all that sell it for money. Its like where can you tell me i dont need this for MY CHILD. Its just i wish his family and some of my family would respect my opinions more i guess.
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