Baby L Is Here! + my natural delivery experience - I Heart Heels


  1. Andrea Darst
    February 26, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

    Congrats to you and your family!


  2. rainesmom
    February 26, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I had such a similar experience ~ epidural with 1st child, natural 2nd child. I hated how I felt after my 1st (being in labor 38+ hrs might have had something to do with it), so I was determined to go natural with my 2nd. My doctor said I was her 1st patient to ever dislike the epidural! With my 2nd, I was dilated to 3 for almost 2 weeks before he was born and he was measuring big. My doctor decided we should induce when we hit the 3wks before due date. All it took was a little gel, and we were off to the races. Ideal progressive labor (walked the halls the entire time) and when I became dialated to 9, the team decided I should just start pushing. I hit that pain limit a few times & tried to change my mind about drugs – but my team was supportive & kept me going (it was too late for drugs anyway, lol). Five minutes after my son was born, I was felt so great that I was requesting someone make a Wendy's run! That short term pain was so worth the ability to recover so quickly. It's not for everyone, but I'm so glad it worked so well for you too! Great job Momma!!!


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