Did you have a Natural or C-Section?
- 09-24-2007, 09:44 AM #33Registered User
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- Hong Kong SAR
VB at public hospital - I laboured for an awful long time (one full day). The first 12 hours I had contractions one after the other, with literally no breaks to be able to breath. The second half of labour, I got gas for inhalation and, when the anaesthesist was finally ready, an epidural to be able to go through the wait time painlessly. I'm sure not every birth takes this long. Will definitely go for VB again next time!
- 11-19-2007, 09:33 PM #34Registered User
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- hong kong
one reason i'm going to say no the epidural is fear of giving 'them' an excuse to give me a c-section. i'm afraid they'll be like "oh well, since she's already half prepped and it's taking so long, might as well just slice her up an get it over with." i know i sound paranoid but6 i just don't feel that these OB's are truly working on behalf of the patient's interest.
- 09-29-2008, 03:14 PM #35MLBW Guest
I didn't give birth in HK but I had a vaginal delivery without any drugs or pain killers--43 hours of labor--about 50 minutes of hard labor and then my son was born. I think the only way this is possible is if you are ready, trained and prepared to do it and you have a great team on your side--my husband and mother did most of the "work" of helping me out and the nurse midwife attending the birth just sat back and did minor things--at one point she left the room and I actually progressed even faster! I am so thankful for the great people there to support me and help me stick to my birth plan even when I wanted to give up on it.
- 09-30-2008, 11:29 AM #36MLBW Guest
- 09-30-2008, 12:35 PM #37
I think in this day and age we should have the ability to choose how we give birth. While I certainly admire women who choose to go down the natural route I just know it isn't for me. Anyway no matter which route we go, we all end up with a precious baby in the end.
- 10-01-2008, 12:35 PM #38MLBW Guest
- 10-06-2008, 08:27 AM #39Registered User
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I think it's a case of different folks - different strokes. It doesn't make you any less of a mother which ever way you choose - the end result is still getting the baby out.
I had both mine VB without any pain relief (and the first got stuck - had to be dragged out with forceps after 19 hours). However, the mental support I had was brilliant. (Had mine in Japan where natural birth is recommended). Birthing balls to wobble on, hot showers, aromatherapy oils and comedy on the TV . (Though got mad with the hubby for watching this instead of attending to me!) At the end of the day, it was horribly painful, but the pain was forgotten the moment I heard that cry at the end. For the second one, I had acupuncture for 4 weeks before my due date (from someone who had experience in prenatal acupuncture) and that seemed to help a lot - almost had him in the taxi!
- 10-06-2008, 12:56 PM #40Registered User
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- Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
I think every woman has the right to choose how they give birth.
I went into labour with my son expecting to have a VB but in the end had a c/s- in that moment when my husband and I had to choose between a c/s or trying to continue with VB all that mattered was that our baby was born safe and well- I didn't care how he came out, just as long as he did.
With my daughter I opted for a c/s- because we decided it was safest.
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