Friday, March 4, 2011

Natural Birth?

I'm 34 weeks today.

The last few days I've had some fairly strong braxton hicks. Last night a few of them were actually pretty painful and somewhat regular. I don't remember this with Ethan, although I know each pregnancy is different.

I keep hoping Emma is further along than we think. I wouldn't mind not having to wait until the middle of April to see my little girl!
But all in the Lord's timing.


With Ethan, I had planned on a natural birth--no pain meds.

Yeah...that didn't happen.

The contractions were a million times worse than I ever thought possible.
The epidural eventually wore off (why did I not push that button?) and I ended up feeling everything during the pushing phase.

I'm planning on trying for all-natural this go around as well.
But I do have the epidural on stand-by =)

Here is a beautiful and inspiring video (heavily edited--nothing to worry about) of a drug-free birth. I really enjoy reading this woman's blog and seeing the heart she has for children and motherhood. Please watch if you have the time!

Have you had a drug-free birth or are planning on a drug-free birth?

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory..."
Ephesians 3:20-21

1 comment:

  1. Good Luck on that... you are a much braver woman than I am...

    I would suggest having an epidural on standby... but then again, would knowing it's there cause you to use it or feel safer... Me? I know its there and I'd use it at the first chance of discomfort... haha! Good Luck!


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