I always new that I wanted to have all my children naturally, but didn't know exactly how that would be. I was a little worried about it, but both times I succeeded and I plan on doing the same with number three.
At 35 weeks I went into labor with my oldest daughter, Madilynn. She was born after about eight hours of labor (four hours of active). It was through the night, but I was able to sleep until my water broke at about 5am. I ended up give birth naturally, as planned.
With her, we stayed home a little bit to long (the doctors barely got me in the bed), but the experience was wonderful, a little scary, but wonderful.
My second was a different experience. I waited and waited and didn't go into labor. I made it past the 35 week mark and ended up having to get induced at 37 weeks. I was a little worried because everyone said pitocin was horrible and was going to make it impossible for me to have another natural birth.
They were wrong.
It felt about the same to me, the first 10 hours were long, only because I was stuck in the hospital, but I just walked around as much as possible to get things going. After they broke my water at around 6pm I gave birth at 8pm.
It was wonderful once again! I love how active both of my babies were after they were born and that I could move around freely, and better yet, I was able to take a shower after I gave birth.
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