Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Labour Advice

Hello!!

Do you have any advice for a natural birth??

I know I have been through all of this before with Holly. But I had so many issues last time and was in total denial of having a baby, none of these questions actually occurred to me. Then there was the fact Holly went breach and I had to be c section!! 

I will be attending classes to find out exactly what I am letting myself in for haha. I said in a previous post that I was having a section, and you just had to stand your ground, see that here. But the more we have spoken about it, with the surgeon and with my OH, we decided to opt for a natural birth (a vbac) then go straight for a section if I haven't popped by the 5th sept 16. There is a few reasons for the change of heart. But those are a whole other post!!

I want to know all the facts! Tell me your stories and don't sugar coat it.
What it felt like and how you knew you were in labour?
I want to know how long were you in labour?
Is the whole rip or snip thing true??
What type of pain relief if any did you have or would you recommend??
Do you actually poo yourself while giving birth??
What's it like delivering the placenta??
Did anyone need crushed ice?? How would crushed ice help me!
An did you need you iPad / iPod? 

I'm pretty sure when I'm squeezing a watermelon out a hole the size of a pea, the last thing on my mind is Taylor Swift. 

Tell me all the details. This time round has been totally different. With Holly I think I had a touch of PND/shock see that post here!! This time all these questions that I should have asked or found out about before, never occurred to me. 

Please leave me comments :)

Lx 



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31 comments:

  1. Oh god hun there isn't enough space here for me to tell you about my experiences. But both of my boys had to be induced as I had pre eclampsia so neither of my births were totally 'normal' Go to the courses hun as they give you so much information. Good luck! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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    1. haha i really need to be reading up on it I think!
      Thanks for reading!
      Lx

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  2. I read a book called ina Mays guide to
    Childbirth. It's a bit "hippyish" but it really gave me a visual of what birth I wanted and I wish I'd read it with my first! Good luck x

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    1. I will definitely give it a try!!
      Thanks for the suggestion
      Lx

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  3. Ooo good luck - unfortunately I have little to add about natural births as I had an emergency c sec with my first and was ordered to have a scheduled one with my twins! With regard to the PND though... mindfulness can really help with low mood - lots of info on my blog x #PuddingLove

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    1. I will definitely have a look!!
      Thanks!
      Lx

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  4. You've already read most of my experiences! As I had forceps I was snipped haha. No pain relief - boo. I didn't use an iPad or anything but I think some people listen to music - may be worth taking just in case. The placenta I had the injection thing and it was all over very quickly, I was too busy looking at my new baby to really notice..:saying that I noticed when they stitched me up as that REALLY HURTS!!!! No idea about crushed ice what do people use it for?! I didn't poo while in labour although it feels like you will. Some people do but I guess you just don't really care by that point. My contractions started at 4.30pm on the Tuesday and I went to hospital about 3am (Wednesday) then TM was born at 8.42am! That's not too bad for a first baby I think. Contractions started like period pains I suppose and then get much worse as they go along, I felt it mostly in my lower back. You'll be fine! Classes are good. #fortheloveofBLOG #ablogginggoodtime

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    1. Omg snipping just gave me the shivers!! how far down do the snip??!!
      Thanks for sharing!
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  5. You'll be fine.. every labour/birth is different as you well know..Daughter 1 was premature... so it was all a bit of a fuss and drama with her so not too much to tell.. although the husband said she kind of just 'whizzed out' haha! Daughter 2 was late, had to be induced, she was big (8lb 7oz) but I only pushed for about 40mins, and she did 'rip' me! It was agony for weeks, and the first wee afterwards was like pi**ing razor blades.. lol but not lol if you know what I mean?! but she was healthy and I knew I would heal...... eventually! ;) too much info?! haha (you did ask) But remember, that doesn't happen to everyone! Good Luck! #momsterslink

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    1. oh jeez the first I was like you pushed for 40mins!! then i was like RAZOR BLADES!! hahaha.
      Thanks very much for sharing ALL the details!!!
      Lc

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  6. Ah you will be amazing, mine was natural until the lady with the scissors and forceps...I liked being in the pool...though it gets HOT take a fan, gas and air can make some people really sick...I was in labour 30 hours, I think the more you can move around the better to progress things, the tens was amazing! The placenta I went for rubbing my tummy and getting the hip jab and it was swift...hope it goes well for you! #fortheloveofblog

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    1. Scissors and 30hours!! Oh man lol
      Thanks for sharing with me!
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  7. I left you a really long comment the other day and not sure it worked?! But you've read my birth post so you know most of what I'd say anyway! The classes are useful. I didn't poo haha. Placenta they gave me an injection and I didn't even really notice what was going on. Had stitches because they used forceps, the stitches were super painful!! What's the crushed ice for?! #ablogginggoodtime

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    1. I have no idea. I assumed some people needed to bite something. Rather not their other half so they used ice!
      Lx

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  8. I'm about to have my second baby so also in a tizz - I can't remember so much about labour last time! But I wrote it all up here.... I was induced but then got through it all on gas and air (but then I tore) good luck sweetie! #KCACOLS
    https://yummyblogger.com/2014/06/18/my-birth-story/

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    1. I liked the but then I tore, good luck hahaha
      Thanks for sharing and I will defiantly go have a read!
      Lx

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  9. Sorry chick I really have nothing useful to impart as both of my kids were born by c-section! But all the best and go to the classes, am sure they will help 😊 Thanks for linking to #PuddongLove

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    1. Thanks very much :) Im beginning to think i should have picked section lol
      Lx

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  10. I had an emergency section then an elective so nothing to tell here lovely. Hope all goes well x

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  11. Theres a book called Natural birth in the hospital: the best of both worlds. Its amazing and extremly empowering. I wanted an all natural birth too. I went 40 hours with no pain control. IT SUCKED. but you can do it. RENT A TENS MACHINE. DO IT TRUST ME!!!!! I went to caseroom in early labor and used the tens and it was amazing. then they sent me home without it and i balled. its amazing for the first portion of labor. The bath is great. Keep walking. Have a GREAT support person. My husband was amazing and never left my side. couldnt of done it without him. You can do it! good luck and all the best.#KCACOLS

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    1. Thanks for reading and your tips :)
      Lx

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  12. I would need to writing a whole book to tell you my birth stories haha! All I'd say is go with your gut and your instincts as they are always right! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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  13. So I was in labour for 14 minutes 30 seconds. I had 6 hours previous screaming the hospital down as I hadn't dilated and no one would give me pain relief (fuming) I know what you are thinking, I read stuff like this and I'm like yeah ok but honestly my pain was all in my back and not showing up that I was contracting at all and I went from not being dilated to giving birth in under 15 minutes. It was over 10 years ago and a bit if a blur so I can't be any help with any of the horror stories as it was a really easy (not my word) uncomplicated birth especially with her being 5 weeks early! Good luck with your decision xx #kcacols

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    1. People do this more than once I keep thinking it can't be that bad lol
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  14. I'd be here all day if I wrote about my two labours.
    My first labour - lasted 12 hours 29 minutes. It was hard and bloody well painful too!
    My second labour I found the most painful, especially pushing! But I was only in established labour for 2 hours-ish!

    Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky

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    1. Im not sure if thats good or bad hahaha
      Thanks for sharing!
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  15. Well I can't give you advice about this as I have both my girls with c-section. The first one was a traumatic experience that ended up in an emergency c-section and the second time I have a programmed c-section. And if you ask me again if I will still have a programmed c-section, my answer will be YES. I'm so happy I did it. It was all much more easier and quicker than the first time. I was able to organise who will be with my eldest daughter, I chose my date, I went there on time, no pains, the surgery lasted 45 minutes, my baby was out after 15 minutes. We stayed there only one night and the next day I was back home. Because I didn't have a whole labour experience than with my first one I wasn't tired so I was able to heal quicker and better. I was back to normal after a few weeks. So for me all was good. I didn't want to do a VBAC. Not sure this helps at all but here you have my experience. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS ,:-) xx

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    1. Thanks for reading and every little bit of information helps :)
      I have a pretty high pain threshold, I'm hoping it gets me through the first part!
      Lx

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  16. I had 3 babies and 3 c sections and never experienced labor so I can't help you here. But I'm sure you'll do fantastic and I'm sure you'll heal much quicker. Thank you for linking with #momsterslink and my apologies for the delay in commenting as I have been vacationing for 2 weeks and try to get in some catching up when I can and have Internet. Hope to see you Thursday June 30 when the linky returns!

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