I wonder how many people back out especially once pitocin is added. I hear it amplifies contractions. I really want to do it, though. It’s a beautiful, exciting idea in many ways.
JulieJordanScott is on a respite from creating goals though she continues to reach them
I had a pitocin drip AND went on to have a no-pain-meds, NO EPISIOTOMY birth.
Believe me, not having to deal with an episiotomy is worth the no pain meds. With my first daughter, the recovery from THAT (the most common surgery in the United States, I might add) was the worst of the entire experience.
Also – I know the legend is Pitocin makes labor worse. This birth was my fourth and I didn’t notice a difference in the pain or the effort. AND it was my largest of the four babies, almost 9 pounds.
(I don’t tell many people this, but as long as I am espousing the wonder of natural birth, I even had an orgasm after my little boys birth. So there you have it… no pain meds, no episiotomy AND an orgasm…. not bad… and all with a Pitocin drip…)
Rock on sister. You are an inspiration to my quest.
dananew is thinking a lot about the future
I think natural implies no interventions. -You’re right about pitocin intensifying contractions. Some say that is one of the reasons that epidurals have become pretty much necessary. I learned a lot from watching “The Business of Being Born” on Netflix. I recommend it for anyone that wants to know about what natural birth is like.