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|Thu, 07-28-2011 - 1:19pm|
So this is my second pregnancy and it is my goal to #1 have a VBAC and #2 have a non-medicated birth. My first birth was bad. My OB went through with my induction even though I had started contracting on my own. After 12+ hours I begged for an epidural. If there is a mom out there that can have Pitocin and give birth without an epidural, I am sending you a super mom cape.
I took hypnobirthing classes this time around. I've read as many books as I can get my hands on. I can't help but think that if I laster 12+ hours with pitocin contractions literally right on top of each other that I should be able to have a VBAC without medication.
But last night I woke up with practice contractions that were very uncomfortable and I had a seed of doubt planted in my head. I am ok if I decide during labor that I just can't do it and ask for an epi, but to doubt myself before it even starts seems silly.
So, BTDT natural birth moms and those that are planning on giving it a go this time...what is your plan of attack? What are you planning on doing or trying to make it through?