Even though I am not yet pregnant, I fear things about pregnancy.
The biggest fear being a c-section.
I found this blog post via Pintrest:
6 Ways to Avoid a Cesarean Section
Great blog post! I am already working on tip #1. But this post states that 1 in 3 women give birth via a section. ONE IN THREE!
Those odds frighten me! I DO NOT want to get cut. The idea nauseates me.
It also lists several “interventions” that my friends think I am crazy for wanting to avoid. The main one being- an epidural. This article confirms one of my reasons I do not want one, it slows labor!
My reasons to say NO to the big E:
1. It slows labor. ^^^ Covered that.
2. Big needle + Spine= No. I do not covet the idea of an epically huge needle going anywhere near my spinal cord. Nope.
3. My mom. When my mom had me, the doctors knicked her spinal cord while giving the epidural causing her to have a debilitating headache. I was sent to the NICU and she couldn’t even get out of the bed to see me. Again, no thanks!
There are more reasons, but those are the major three. Call me crazy, but I’d rather “feel it all” than have the complications!
Next intervention mentioned is Induction.
Now, this is particularly relevant as my “best friend” is being induced in about 6 hours. I do not agree with this option- but she is so over being pregnant that I do not think she paused to consider it is not a good option.
I like my MIL’s saying: “When the apple’s ripe, it’ll fall.”
Due dates are just good guesses, anyway. I think inducing is an easier option for the doctor and the mothers are so ready… they don’t pause to think. Starting labor before the cervix is ready and adding Pitocin is a bad cocktail of hard labor without results. Which coincides with… dun dun duuuuunnnn… C-SECTION!
Check out the article. It makes a lot of sense and to me, confirms my stance of au natural birthing is the way to go.
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