Natural or Medicated Childbirth?

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Natural or Medicated Childbirth?
Thu, 12-26-2013 - 9:42am

From her effortless pregnancy style to her perfect hair a day after birthing the royal baby,Kate Middleton certainly makes having a baby look pretty easy. And now details are emerging that she was a natural at childbirth too -- opting not to have pain meds like an epidural during the delivery of her son Prince George.

The Daily Mail reports that Kate did not receive medication for labor pain, despite an 11-hour birth. Surprisingly, this is actually quite typical for birth in the United Kingdom: According to Babycentre UK, only 30 percent of women there opt for an epidural, compared to recent data from the CDC that shows 61 percent of American women who give birth to a single baby opt for one.

Kate Middleton's Childbirth Details Are Revealed-

What are your plans for labor and delivery?  Will you be getting an epidural? Opting for a natural birth?

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Registered: 11-06-2013
Fri, 12-27-2013 - 9:14am
I'm hoping for a natural, non-medicated birth. That said, I'm also realistic and know that I have my limits. I'm going to do as much prep as possible before the birth so that I can hopefully get through a natural birth though!