I think mindset is a huge factor. My first pregnancy I was induced early because of severe preeclampsia and don't remember a thing because of the meds they gave me.

If you are considering an epidural, mention it at the hospital so you can be aware of your options and your doctors can give you guidance as your labor progresses.

I am pregnant with our second baby and I plan to get the epidural as soon as I check into the hospital haha.

I’m giving birth in 8 weeks and can’t stop thinking about it. I'm looking into hypnobirthing because I've seen a lot of people say positive posts on it. that tape!! I'm 10 weeks  tomorrow expecting my 3rd but our 1st. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use.

I had my baby 2 hours after epidural, thank God it didn't seem like it slowed down the process. Let’s share together as a tribe of mamas wanting to ensure this special time is as positive as it can be for every woman facing it. Good luck! Epidurals are an effective way to manage pain during labor. A lot of people give in during transition because that’s the hardest part of labor but in reality that’s as bad as it gets and you are almost done. I am scared of hospitals, intervention, c-sections, doctors, etc.

So instead of going and numbing the bottom half of the woman it went into her chest and stopped the heart of the mother. I am extremely scared of the pain but have been taking child birth classes and they have seemed to ease my anxiety a bit. I’ve heard it can cause prolonged back pain and other long term effects.

What tips would you have for a mom-to-be trying to create a birth plan?

Unsubscribe at any time. Ooh I can imagine with a C-section. I never thought that it couldn’t happen I just made up my mind that’s what I wanted and that’s what I was doing. Baby’s head was up and down too. Around midnight, I realized I had... FTM here All along I have been convinced that I will have an epidural during delivery but now I’m not so sure. My plan was try natural and if it felt like it was getting traumatic (it never did) I’d get the epidural. Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Family / Epidural Vs Natural Birth Please Share Your experience. Natural birth or Home birth Vs Epidural? He thinks an epidural is toxic to our baby. you can decide to be open to either and see how you do without meds, maybe you won’t even care. Epidural vs. Natural Birth: How to Choose. i planned a natural birth with my first as well as but of course it didn't go as planned. That is why you must ensure a skilled professional will monitor your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy and labor. I had this concern as a FTM too but after 7 hours of labor I wAs begging for the epidural. You may not be able to get an epidural if (5): All of these situations can make the effects of an epidural too risky for a laboring mom. Wasn’t terrible at first but within an hour they were intense and I started thinking about an epidural but didn’t want to but didn’t want to take it too early.