Reasons to relax and enjoy . . .

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by -Cat-, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. -Cat-

    -Cat- Well-Known Member

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    did anyone see 'Hes having a baby' last night?

    One fo the couples has their baby and the womans labour lasted just 3 and a half hours, plus she was a first timer. Aparently the midwives were really happy with her progress as she was doing every right, as they suggested, giving her a speedy drug free delivery.

    They do say that panicking causes a lot more pain, so my attutude is to be as knowledgable as possible about what to do in labour, and go with it, enjoy the whole experience and above all try to relax!
     
  2. AmberNicole

    AmberNicole Well-Known Member

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    I had the same attitude going in until they started me on the Pitocin, the contractions were horrible! It was still an amazing experience though, especially after the epi.
     
  3. littlebump

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    At our NCT class we were warned that if we end up being induced, most women end up having epidurals becuase of the severity and intensity of the contractions, and there being no gradual build up.

    Amber - how soon after they started you on the Pitocin did the contractions start?

    LBxx
     
  4. AmberNicole

    AmberNicole Well-Known Member

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    LB, almost immediately. I was already having mild contractions after the Cervidil was placed, but once they started the pitocin they were SO intense. I think I chose the epidural for fear of the unknown. My midwife was about to break my water and told me there may not be enough time to administer an epidural if I progressed really quickly which I did, I was pushing 4 hours later.
     
  5. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    Hi Cat

    I have read quite a bit about the relaxing bit, and I am reminding myself every day of the benefits of it in labour.

    in reality i think it will be really hard not to panic but i will really really try to relax.

    i might look into hypnosis cd's. apparently it can really help if you are able to put yourself into some sort of relaxed trance. Might be worth a try. :?: :!: :?: :!: :)
     

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