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#1 babybuns



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:36 AM

I've been thinking lately how much I would love to do a natural birth. The one problem is my low pain tolerance... I just don't see it happening naturally. Does anyone know which one you will do? Any advice from a veteran child-birth-er?

#2 Betty



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:35 PM

I've done both and much prefer the natural.  Although it was unplanned, I felt much better after natural childbirth than after the epidural.  The second one came so fast that there was not time to give me the epidural.  I barely made it to the hospital.  You can always start out natural and if the pain gets too bad, they can do an epidural.  Talk to your doctor.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

I only have experience with having an epidural but it really depends on the person. For me there was really no way to go the natural route after previous injuries in my back, it would have left me worse off if I had. Check with your doctor to see if natural is a possibility for you.
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