Giving Birth–Naturally?

Guess what!? Im am expecting!!! Super excited and blessed to be becoming a Mommy once again! Unlike, my first pregnancy where I wanted to feel as little to no pain as possible AND get it over with as quickly as possible— Ive been toying with the idea this time to go ALL NATURAL. Crazy, huh?


Some may ask why put myself through that pain? Do you understand what it was like the first time? You MUST be crazy! But in all actuality I cannot remember half of what went down the first time around. It was all a blur. I received an epidural. The nurse had to stick me three times before finding the right spot. And each of these sticks/pricks contained meds!


I was so doped that the process seemed quick, easy and painless (not quite but compared to others–i just felt a bunch of pressure) when in all actuality, I was in labor shy of 24 hours. Going in and out of sleep to finally be rushed to the OR for an emergency c-section. I met my son with tear filled eyes after he was ripped out of my lower half and placed in front of my eyes before i dozed off again (keep calm-my mother never took her eyes off of him) and woke up in a cold, dark room which they called “recovery.”  I cant even remember if the reason for the c-section was because he couldnt fit through my pelvis or because of the fact that I had just been in labor too long and was not fully dilated– See what I mean? I have alot of unanswered questions and I really wish that my time in labor, I could have been more alert.


During my most recent prenatal visit, my doctor informed me that my baby is breech. Yikes. However since I am only in my 29th week of pregnancy, there is still time for him to turn around. This may complicate things a bit more considering I am leaning towards the idea of a natural birth. Also coming into play is the fact that after you have a c-section, it can be difficult but not impossible to deliver vaginally.

Have any of you moms out there had a successful vaginal delivery after a c-section? What are some thoughts on natural birth versus epidurals etc?




4 thoughts on “Giving Birth–Naturally?

  1. I’m in the same boat. I had a c-section the first time around (unnecessarily, I might add, but I was so uneducated) and I plan to have a natural birth this time. I suggest reading Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Natural Birth. If you can ignore some of the weird hippie stuff, everything else is extremely helpful! My sister-in-law (mother of 7 kiddos) has had two c-sections, and 3 natural births. The three natural births were unintentional. She just stayed home too long before going to Thankthe hospital and by the time she got to the hospital she was fully dialated for 2 out of 3. For the other, her epidural didn’t work (she has some spinal stenosis that may have interfered). She said she really did recover more quickly with the natural births. Ima May Gaskin’s book has a ton of birth stories in it. I found that to be the most helpful. Good luck to you!

  2. I pray you have a safe delivery dear.
    I’ve just had my first child- via a natural birth- and am just so thrilled to be having this experience of motherhood.
    Have God speed and an easy labour!

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