Natural Childbirth

United States
April 1, 2012 5:21pm CST
How many mothers on here have decided to have/had a natural childbirth? How was your experience and why did you choose to have a natural childbirth? I have chosen to do so because women have been having unmedicated birth since the beginning of time. All women have an inner strength and the necessary tools needed to get through birth and manage labor pain naturally. It also helps you to be in the moment during birth.
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• Philippines
2 Apr 12
Hi! I wanted to have a natural childbirth but then it turned out the other way. when something came out of me after i took a shower, i decided to go to the hospital since I was the only one at home. and then upon arriving at the hospital, i was admitted and was in labor for 13 hours then when the doctor decided to put me in the E.R she cut something inside of me and the water came out and it's kind a dirty. the doctor decided to get me on a c-section since the baby had already made a poop inside and needs to be delivered immediately to prevent infection. after a hour and a half the baby came out and then i was delivered in the recovery room. It was very expensive delivering a c-section but for our safety, it is good. but then again i'm quite sad i'm going to undergo c-section always when i'll be delivering a baby again sometime. maybe 5 years later lol!
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• Malaysia
2 Apr 12
Huh! The baby made a poop inside your stomach. Haven't heard about that before. Anyway, luckily the doctor cleanse your stomach and had c-section.
• Philippines
2 Apr 12
yes its because it was about my due date the next morning that's why the baby already pooped inside. and the moment that my water bag was popped it came out with the water that's why they need to do it with c-section to get the baby immediately. well that's what the doctor said to me before they rushes me to the O.R.
• United States
1 Apr 12
I was 6/12 centermeters dialated when i got to the hospital so they had no time to give me anything. if i had known i was in labor i would have got to the hospital and had a shot for the pain.
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• United States
1 Apr 12
that was to be 6 1/2
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
1 Apr 12
I went in fully believing that I was going to have my daughter naturally. 3 hours of back labor later I told my husband he was not allowed back in the room unless he had someone who was going to give me something for the pain. I got a bit vicious when my husband reminded me that I had wanted to do it naturally.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Apr 12
I had all 3 of my children naturally. For one because I do not want anyone near my spine! Professional or not, I am not taking that chance! I like walking and moving too much, I don't want to end up paralyzed. The second reason was because they said the epidural would cause headaches and migraines. I deal with migraine seizures as it is, I don't need anything else bringing them on or making them worse. The third reason was I agree with you, I wanted the full experience and not to take the easy way out. I am happy with the decision I made. =) I have three beautiful children and they were definitely worth the pain.
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@safety69 (592)
• Taiwan
14 Apr 12
My first son was born natural , he was ok , so , they didnt need to practice a cesarian, I didnt make the choice it just happened. The second one was a sesarian , I got Eclempsy (hight pressure untill coma) I was in coma when they did the sesarian , they didnt put the epidural or the injection. Both births were not my choice. But, if I would have another baby i will go for the sesarian , is less paintful than giving birth on natural. Anyway, I cant have more kids due to the eclempsy. (sorry i am not sure of the spelling)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
Hello safety69. I think its called pre - eclampsia. I think. At least you and your kids are all healthy now
• United States
14 Apr 12
i have 4 children and with all for i gave natural childbirth because i wanted to feel everything i was induced with my oldest because i was late , i ended up being in labor for 12 hours . with my 2nd i was in labor for 5 hours then went into a asthma attack so my hubby had to push on my belly and push my legs back to have him come out, my 3rd son i was in labor for 2 weeks and 3 days all natural again and then my daughter i was having a few contractions for a few days then was in labor with her for 9 hours . on all 4 no pain meds at all and i would not have done it any other way sure it hurt like crazy but it was all worth it...
@Faith1118 (112)
• Philippines
2 Apr 12
I gave birth in the Hospital because I am sooo afraid having to give birth at home with a midwife by my side checking if I can do it or not because I have a not so good experience with giving birth at home-my aunt gave birth at home the baby was delivered safely it is just that midwives was not able to get the placenta...she is bleeding so much that they still rush her to the nearest hospital. Her life was endanger at that time that she stayed in the hospital for about a month so all of us cousins do not want to take chances so we decided if we gave birth it must be in the hospital...but if you think you can do it the natural way so much better.
@atwilson (540)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
Although i am not women, but in my opinion natural childbirth will be a good way. I know that God has given the women the power to do that all. :)
• India
2 Apr 12
i opted for a natural child birth. it was an experience to remember all my life. I cherish the moments and efforts through which my baby came to this world. Why i opted for it? Well, i never wanted the unnatural birth. Natural procedure helps body to regain the strength back at the earliest. The entire episode though is painful however it is a kind of re-birth for the women. I loved the moment.
@TheIzers (680)
2 Apr 12
I did not join in childbirt class as result I did not push right way, took 2 hours for the baby finaly came to the world. My oby was almost frustrated seems like just yesterday all those happen
@ramonah (213)
• Romania
2 Apr 12
It's interesting to read such a thread. I don't have any children yet but I've always thought about choosing natural childbirth when the time comes, unless I really don't have a choice. I'm really glad I see quite a lot of women choosing this. For me, first of all it's important not to have anyone cut my body for any reason. I was lucky enough to avoid any surgeries so far and I hope to keep it this way. I've heard of complications when unnatural birth is needed but I really hope it won't be the case with me.
• Philippines
2 Apr 12
I delivered my 2 babies normal delivery. I choose to have normal coz its much cheeper cost than C section.
@humairaku (2040)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
I did! And I'm proud to say it. Not every woman is brave enough to deliver their baby naturally due to its pain and suffer. It also takes a long time to deliver baby naturally so a mother will be in pain in very long time period. It's so painful and tiring. It needs not only strength but also patience. I delivered my first child naturally. I was confident cos I knew that I was so healthy, so was my baby. So I was confident and not afraid at all delivering my baby naturally. I never thought about having operation cos I didnt want it at all. Based on what I read, delivering baby naturally gives more advantages both for mommy and the baby better than operation. Beside, delivering baby naturally costs small money and momny will be better soon after delivering baby. I only took few hours to have remidy after birth. But a mommy will take days or even weeks to be better if she chooses delivering baby through an operation cos the wound is serious. So I was so proud cos I can bear the pain and I can be strong enough in delivering my baby..:)
• Canada
1 Apr 12
I didn't make a choice for natural childbirth... I just did it My first labor and delivery was a horrible experience (and included an epidural that was administered too late -- I was already fully dilated so it really served no purpose). With my second baby, I was at a brand new hospital that had birthing rooms ... it wasn't as common at that time. I felt so much more in control and I was able to stand and walk around during the whole labor - so much so that they had to almost force me into the bed to actually deliver LOL They also had a whirlpool tub that was an amazing blessing for back pain and I was glad of that opportunity. I was assigned a nurse that stayed with me the entire time (no revolving door or disappearing staff like I experienced at the other hospital) and she was great at making suggestions of ways to help me along. She never insisted I do anything other than what I wanted to do and felt right about. So, it was completely natural and I felt great! However, having been on ends of the spectrum, I certainly don't have an opinion either way regarding women who choose medication. I was high-risk for a stroke during my first labor (which the doctors only told me when they absolutely HAD to) so there are often circumstances that arise that we do not and cannot control. The safety and health of baby and mother should always determine how things actually occur - sometimes in spite of the planning