I think im just more tired this time around and lack the motivation I had the first 2 times (2 children will do that to you) I will more than likely stick to it but i don't really have a coach or support person in there with me. I didnt for my 2nd and it was more difficult. My husband was there but now he will more than likely stay with the other 2 kids (he wasn't that helpful anyway) I feel the Holidays are taking my focus off my labor. I also don't know what im having, so I think a lot of my anxiety is lingering there as well.View Thread
I am 37 wks w/ #3, I did my first natural, 13 hrs of active labor, 6 of which i spent in the bed at the hospital. My second was an elective induction at 40 wks, with pitocin and although i did break down and ask for an epidural, it was too late and I had my 2nd naturally anyway. I am having a hard time sticking to my resolve. I thought it might be easier after 2 natural births to just do it, but its not. Maybe i am thinking too much about it or maybe its because i know how much pain i'll be in. My labors have been subsequently much faster. I have all the books from the first 2 times i just dont feel that into it this time around. I need like a natural labor pep squad to psych me up or something. Not really sure what my labor plans are at this point. Need some assistance.View Thread
I think MW's have to be working with an OB, i know the midwife that i considered using basically said she did everything up to the delivery and then the doc steps in but this was in a hospital setting, not a birthing center. Also if there are any complications they will have you see an OB (You can choose to use yours or the one they have on staff) or go right to the hospital if its a birthing center. Have you though of hiring a doula or seeing if there are any doula services in your area? Also I think most docs/mw's will use an U/S technician, they won't do them themselves. You have to do what ever makes you comfortable. Don't worry about being rude. Your body, your baby.View Thread
Try prenatal yoga, I did it with my 2nd and had both natural. yoga really helped stretching those core muscles and breathing techniques. Im 7 wks w/ #3 and I'll do it this time too. I would like to mention that I don't do yoga all time, i am completly new at it and still found it helpful.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.