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Mom delivers a 13-pound baby--all natural! From the Mom365 blog 

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Who was your greatest source of support during your delivery?

Started by Katie, Mom365 Host. Last reply by 2s2sy3dk82sg6 Jun 22, 2012. 6 Replies

The most agonizing thing for me during natural labor was intense back pain. At the recommendation of my OB we hired a doula, and she was great about putting pressure on my lower back. My husband was the only other person with me during labor and…Continue

Natural birth and a medicated one?

Started by Katie, Mom365 Host. Last reply by Mommyof2boys Feb 9, 2012. 7 Replies

Does anyone have more than one child and have the experience of both a natural birth and a medicated one? Or have you had one one way, and want to try the opposite for your next baby? Just curious about how people think of these experiences....Continue

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Comment by Amber, Mom365 Host on January 27, 2015 at 6:13pm

LOL- I don't know about supermom!  ;)

This many kids is work, but in some ways it's easier then just one was.  I always tell people I didn't start with 6- I was over whelmed with one just like you might be sometimes, but as time goes on you do what you need to do and each little one is such a blessing!

Comment by NoJaNi91 on January 27, 2015 at 4:03pm

Wow Amber, super mom thats all I can say, my mom had 6 kids some c section and some natural but I think 6 kids is a lot of work and just pure commitment and I always bless moms who have the will power to have a big family. My fiance wants a team and I'm on the edge with that idea lol it is a lot of work, especially for me right now. I love it because they wind up being close knit, because me and my two sisters and my three brothers are very close knit and thats the best thing of all.

Comment by Amber, Mom365 Host on January 27, 2015 at 8:49am

Hi NoJaNi91,

Great job on enduring for both your little girls!  I have had some super long contractions with a few of my kids (I have 6).  My first I did have an epidural, my second I had it but as they were giving it to me, my little girl started to come and it was pretty pointless- so after that I decided all natural from then on and it was a much better experience!  My 6th was born outside of the hospital at a midwife center- I loved it. 

Comment by NoJaNi91 on January 26, 2015 at 11:24am

Hi everyone my name is Nicole, New to mom365. I had natural, natural birth, no meds for both of my daughters. My oldest which is 7, I HD her when I was 16 and my labor for her was pretty quick about an hour but I was dilated for a month maybe two. I still don't remember somethings about my oldest birth because I was in so much pain I was in and out of it, but it was a great and traumatizing experience. This is why I hesitated to get pregnant with my second baby which is 6 months now, and I also had her natural, natural, and this time around my dilation lasted about a month. Labor was 30 minutes and excruciatingly painful because I was not zoned out this time, I remember every ounce of pain especially this one contraction while in labor, it lasted a full 10 minutes and my doctor has never seen in all of her births a contraction that was so long. It was torture but I made it through and felt so much better afterwards. Now have two gorgeous girls and I love them sooo much. Both were 8 lbs. First 8lb 3oz second 8lbs 13oz. I just chose to have them naturally because I do not like taking meds unless I necessarily have to, I'd rather not be woozy. Has anybody had contractions like mines?

Comment by Drea B on April 28, 2012 at 6:24pm

@Katie This was my first, the doctor only checked me once before I felt like I had to push. So I just had to get out of the tub at that point, the nurse checked me when I got to the hospital and then they checked me when I wanted to push, just to make sure I was set to go. Since my water broke, they don't like to check you unless necessary because of the risk of infection. The climbing in and out of the tub was fine it was just like a regular bath tub, my husband was there to help the nurse and aide, just to make sure I didn't slip. :)

Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on April 23, 2012 at 6:34pm

@Miss_Celaya, that is about how my birth story sounds...the worst pain ever but so proud I did it. Does the pitocin make the pain worse, because it goes faster? I didn't know that. 

Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on April 23, 2012 at 6:31pm

Good for you, Drea B! Sounds like you had a great experience. Is this your first baby?  The jetted tub sounds awesome. Did you have to climb out every time the doctor came to check you though?

Comment by Drea B on April 19, 2012 at 10:31pm

I went Natural all the way. I loved it. Yes it hurt, I'm not going to lie, but I spent a majority of my labor in a tub with jets that was offered at the hospital. My water broke at 415 am, we were at the hospital by 5 and I delivered by 1053am... I just tried to stay as calm and relaxed as I could, because I knew that my body knew what to do (we've been doing for thousands of years right?) My husband was the most wonderful support I could have asked for, and my doctor was AH-MAZING she was so relaxed and joyful that it made everything just fall into place. I wouldn't change it for a second, I kept telling myself it was going to get worse and I think that and with my husband coaching me is what got me through it, the feeling was amazing and I can't wait to experience it again :)

Comment by Miss_Celaya on March 24, 2012 at 12:34am
During my pregnancy I avoided thinking about birth, when its time I'd decide. I was only a centimeter dialated and 2 days early when my water broke, so I called my fiancee home from work and we drove 50 minutes to my home town where I was having my baby ( I moved away for him) anyways I was induce with pitocin immediately, I was against it but nurse said my Dr said I'd need it. Water broke at 8am and at 9 I was given pitocin... Which killed. I has destroying hospital bed rocking, I was holding 2 hands whole time. I had my dad mom fiancee and sister in room during labor, nurse kept aksing if I needed epidural but my goal was natural as long as I could handle it. I thought I was dieing, I was screaming, being checked during a contraction is horrible horrible business. I played games with the clock the whole time then when the nurse said you need to get it while you can stay still during a contraction, which wasn't possible since 11 am, so I knew I was in it for long haul, I would not dialate more so the cranked up my dosage frequently, felt like, for first 5 minutes after upping the dose you have a continuous contraction, never dips. Finally, nurse came in at 10 pm said either I can dialate another 30 minutes or so or she could pull my cervix over the babys head and I could prepare to push, I chose that route. I pray I never experience pain like that ever again I was screaming for her to stop please god stop. She got it unstuck and I pushed for 20 minutes and out came leilani , 7.0 lbs, 19 3/4" at 1047 pm. I was too dizzy and vision too blurry to really see her that well, put on oxygen, but after its done, there is no regret in anyway about what you just did, I was and still am so proud, do it for yourself is all I have to say. It's the biggest physical achiement I have yet done in my life and if you can do it with pitocin, you'll be able to have the next natural, easy peasy.
Comment by Bryson'smommy on January 14, 2012 at 2:39am

Hey! my name is april! At 19 yrs old, i found out i was 18 weeks pregnant with a little boy! when my midwife had asked about my labor/birth plans, i had told her i was going to do everything in my power to go all natural. mostly because i'm terrified of needles!! but also, as someone else had mentioned, i'm a firm believer that God never gives us more than we can handle. But in the back of my mind i wasn't totally against the idea! I thought i could handle pain better than needles, but then again, i'd never been in that kind of pain before, so i wasn't so sure i could take it! My pregnany went along perfectly, no concerns or problems at all! After pulling an all night going black friday shopping at 38 weeks pregnant (not my smartest idea!) i started having contractions every 5 minutes for over an hour the next night. So my husband grabbed my bags and we headed for the hospital. i was 4 cm dialated and 80% effaced. i was getting excited! i was told to walk around for an hour and they would check me every 15 minutes, but when the hour was up, i had made no progress :( so they sent me home. After finally falling asleep that night, i went about my weekend plans with only the occasional contraction. But Tuesday morning at 3 am i woke up having MAJOR contractions, to the point i was in tears. We arrived at the hospital at 4:01 am. They checked me and i was 5 cm and 100% effaced. The contractions were coming often and hard! i was asked multiple times if i wanted and epidural and i repetedly said no! somehow i managed to take a short nap. With my husbands help, i continued to breath through the contractions after i woke up. at 7 am, i sent my mom to get the dr, because the baby was coming right then!! when the dr came in she said i wasn't ready yet and i still had i while to go, but she would check me anyway just so i would know for sure. but she was wrong! i was 10 cm and he was on his way into this world! at 7:05 i began pushing. and at 7:21 am, God blessed me and my husband with a miricle! A beautiful little boy, Bryson Lane. 8 lbs 9 oz, 21 inches long. with a head ful of hair! God had given us a healthy baby, and me the strenghth to experience giving birth naturally. (: 


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