Wednesday, May 18, 2011

No Drugs Childbirth - Update

I have no idea why this idea came into my mind. I was just sitting at work when the thought popped in my mind, I wonder if I could do an epidural free birth. I can't say a completely drug free birth because the doctor may have to induce me again if the baby quits growing like Cassie did. I would love to actually be able to go into labor this time but it just depends on my thyroid. My thyroid has actually been really good this time, only once have we had to increase my dosage of meds. Could I actually give birth with no epidural? I already said I wasn't going to take the other drugs that they said would help last time because they did not help at all. I did get an epidural last time when I got to a 5 and I felt no pain but then I had to sit in bed for awhile after I gave birth waiting for the drugs to wear off so I could start walking around again. I have a very good friend who was unable to get an epidural because by the time she got to the hospital she was already at an 8. She said it hurt a lot but it was nice to be able to get up right after she gave birth.

I actually told Charles I wouldn't mind giving birth at home if I wasn't afraid that something would go wrong during birth or that the baby wouldn't need special care after. I hated staying at the hospital after I gave birth. I got no sleep and it wasn't even Cassie's fault, it was the nurses who constantly came in. I guess I will just see how long I can tolerate the pain this time, of course I may decide that I need the epidural and then they tell me that sorry, you are too far along now. Well things to think about before the big day gets here.

Last Friday we went in for our 30 week sonogram and she is looking good. She weighs 3lbs 8oz right now and has her head right where it needs to be for when I deliver. I can't believe I still have 9 weeks left. Charles said he was going to start working on the room this weekend but I will believe it when I see it. We have the bedding with us to take to the paint store to start figuring out the paint colors. Charles has this really cool design in his mind that he wants to paint so we will see how it turns out. I know it will look cool because he designed Cassie's room and it is exactly how he wanted it to turn out. I wish I was as creative as he is. I hope the girls get his creativity from him.

Update-Okay I got the drugs but in my defense, I had back labor, REALLY bad!  Was worse than Cassie's birth.  I took the drugs at 4 cm and don't regret it.  Well except when I got the bill, they should show you the bill first.

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