Quoting SulleyNZ:" Obviously i know that birth plans do change and i'll do whatever i have to to get my son out safely, ... [snip!] ... readin on natural coping techniques and avoid my family until he arrives ;-) thanks so much for all of the helpful comments!"
I'm so against unnecessary medical interventions after having exactly everything done to me that I didn't want the first time around! I went into labor on my own.. Mistake #1- Went to hospital waaay too early, therefore being put on a 12 hour time limit after being admitted. Labor then stalled/slowed throughout the night. Mistake #2- My Dr. broke my water a second after telling me she was going to
.. Mistake #3- I let them externally monitor me for a long period. Mistake #4- I let them talk me into being put on pitocin to 'speed things along'.. even though I felt great before hand & really was dilating at a moderate rate. Still don't remember how they talked me into it?.. Mistake #5- Since I was on the pitocin, I had to be monitored & couldn't get out of bed to get into much needed positions to try to turn him.. Although, since my water was broke, it's less likely he would have been able to turn! Mistake #6- The pitocin kept knocking me out, making me very unaware of everything.. Mistake #7- After being stuck in bed for an hour or 2, I was crying to my husband.. saying I wanted the Stadol drug.. I was however, at this time 7 cm dilated, therefore I was just in the transition stage of labor, thinking I couldn't do it & his words of 'I know' did nothing to boost my confidence. Mistake #8- Right after I asked for drugs, my Dr. came in & said I would need a c-section, because I was stuck at 7 -for only 45 min. I might add, which is perfectly normal at this stage of labor-... and because my baby's heart rate kept dropping -due to the force of the pitocin induced contractions and having no water in there to cushion them-.. I then consented having the c-section for the sake of baby, and because I wanted it all to be over
.. And before when we talked about it, my Dr. was all for my No inducing or augmenting, all natural, no c-section birth plan. One thing always just ends up leading to another.. it's a big domino effect.
Be educated about everything, the whole process! Your positions, your baby's positions. Any complications that might arise and alternative ways to overcome them... The stages of labor & how you may feel during them. Above all, have a supportive Dr or midwife!!