Quoting ✩BG Addict✩:" ohhhh please share! i may need this info in the future! lol"
I just mean experiencing a natural childbirth. If I hadn't been scared of needles (so scared that I went to a psychologist for help, years ago), I might not have looking into anything beyond finding and OB, going to the hospital when labour started and getting an epidural. I'm sure it would have been fine, but it would have been very different from what I experienced.
My first was induced, but without pain medication. It was difficult at times, I relied heavily on my doula, she was my rock. But when it was done, I couldn't believe how easy it had been, how I must have been very lucky. I almost didn't want to have another child because I didn't think there was any way I could be that lucky again.
The second was almost completely spontaneous (I did have a couple of stretch and sweeps because I wanted to try to avoid being induced again). I had to go to the hospital earlier in the day for testing but I didn't want to stay, even though I thought I was likely in active labour (one minute contractions, every 5 minutes), I was also trying to hide them while anyone, other then my husband, was around. We ended up going to a hotel near by (after my first contraction in the car, I didn't want to go home, 30 - 40 minutes away). My husband went out to get some things I had requested while I laboured in the hotel room. The contractions felt good, they felt sexual and powerful. When I decided that I wanted a little help with them, we went back to the hospital to meet my midwife and doula. Within two hours my son was born. I felt so powerful, like I could do anything! I didn't even have time for an IV (GBS+, but the water didn't break until within 30 minutes of the birth and I didn't have any warning signs, my son was completely fine).