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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 20:28 PM   31
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ok thankyou.... i am genuinely sorry for annoying all of you.
im sure you ge scared teenagers annoying you all the time. i am really sorry for annoying you all, i really didnt mean to.. its just the way i explain myself sometimes, isnt clear to others. sorry x



 
Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 04:52 AM   32
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Hey, I had a pretty horrible birth experience after a failed induction etc but I did have an epidural and it was AMAZING! I went from agony to relaxing and watching tv within 15 minutes! It did come out after a couple of hours though and I ended up with an emergency c section, but out of everyone I know that's had a baby not one of them has had a bad experience!

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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 07:33 AM   33
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Watching this show makes me almost want to work in a maternity ward except for when you hear the screams from the people that insist on people doing it naturally. I wonder when people have complex birth plans how many of them actually do follow through with the details they planned. Maybe it helps them to feel they are in control just to plan it even if it doesn't work out that way.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 14:12 PM   34
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hi, i have had one difficult birth and one really easy one so i can look at it from both sides of the fence lol. at the end of the day, you dont have much control over how difficult or easy your birth will be but what you can do is work out ways to make you feel as safe and in control as possible. for example you may feel happier in a hospital environment so you know help is close at hand or you may be happier in more relaxed familiar surroundings and decide a home birth is for you. The best thing you can do is completely understand all your options and take the fear of the unknown out of it. Even if things dont go to plan and you have a difficult birth, you just deal with it. And the little one you have at the end of it will make it worthwhile, no matter how difficult or easy it is. My best piece of advice on childbirth from experience, is to relax. Your body knows what its doing, if you can relax and let it do its thing it is far less painfull. The more tense you are the more the contractions hurt, the more relaxed you are the better. Hope the above rambling has helped a little lol



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 15:10 PM   35
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Its great to hear your views and experiences! I do have this debate with myself quite alot lol, my 1 sister had a homebirth very relaxed, quite quick & she was happy with it, whereas my other sister wanted to be in the hospital 'just in case' and also i dont think you have the option of the epidural at home either
I think i would have to talk to a midwife & let her decide which option she thinks would be best in my circumstances im 50/50!
Just wish i could get over my nerves because i really want to enjoy the experience and not spend my whole pregnancy petified about the childbirth at the end of it. xx



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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 16:25 PM   36
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Hi xclairx

I've only recently got into OBEM, and must say I've been loving it. I've no experience with giving birth, but can't wait to experience it. And I've been surprised to say that watching OBEM has not changed that one bit.

Of course I realise it'll be really painful, but I think you have to keep telling yourself, it's the most natural thing in the world a woman can do, and humankind wouldn't have got this far if it were *that* bad...and there's so much we can do these days to take the edge off it!

Good luck when you get there!!

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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 17:27 PM   37
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My whole pregnancy I worried about the birth! My labour didn't go to plan! I won't lie it was really painfuil and I couldn't cope, so I got an epidural at about 5cms, but I felt no pain at all within 10 mins or so of it being in place.



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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 19:37 PM   38
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Its great to hear your views and experiences! I do have this debate with myself quite alot lol, my 1 sister had a homebirth very relaxed, quite quick & she was happy with it, whereas my other sister wanted to be in the hospital 'just in case' and also i dont think you have the option of the epidural at home either
I think i would have to talk to a midwife & let her decide which option she thinks would be best in my circumstances im 50/50!
Just wish i could get over my nerves because i really want to enjoy the experience and not spend my whole pregnancy petified about the childbirth at the end of it. xx
Nope, no epidural at home, they can give you pethidine and gas and air though. i had an epidural with my 1st as i was induced which generally makes it much more painful. If i had to be induced again i would opt for an epidural no questions asked as you have to stay still and be monitored which made it worse for me. But with my 2nd i had no pain relief but kept calm and did a lot of walking around. The difference between induction and natural childbirth floored me lol, it was so much easier to deal with. So when i have my 3rd (fingers crossed lol), i will be having a home birth, probably without pain relief or if i am in hospital being monitored i will be having an epidural. Honestly after experiencing both types of birth, the natural one was miles better, although i suppose i was in pain for a longer length of time, the recovery was so much easier.



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2011, 05:13 AM   39
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Hi, i had a great birth experience and had no pain relief untill 12 hours into established labour (had a looooong labour, almost 3 days) and i didnt make a sound my contractions got gradually worse over the first day while i was in early labour and then stayed at the same intensity until pushing, so i had an epidural on midwives advice. they are great, i didnt feel a thing



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 15:12 PM   40
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Thanks 4 all the advice I guess i will just have to wait until the time comes & rule nothing out in my birth plan, but i guess that means that i would have to have a hospital birth

Thanks for everyones input



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