Natural or Medicated Childbirth?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Natural or Medicated Childbirth?
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 9:16am

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: 03-28-2013
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 5:26pm

Epidural for sure. Against my will during the delivery of my first child, the hospital made me go up to 8 cm dilated before giving me an epidural. I could not stop dry heaving to the point I thought I was going to pass out. It was uncomfortable and embarrassing and I hope to never go through that again.

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Registered: 07-03-2013
Thu, 09-12-2013 - 3:05pm

I had an epidural with each of my previous deliveries so I anticipate having one this time around too.  My pain tolerance is just so low.  I wanted natural with all of them but it didn't happen!  :)