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my first - I regret letting everyone pressure me into the epi. I also regret worrying so much about everyone else in the room instead of focusing on myself.
my second - not a thing. it was perfect!
I don't regret the planned c-section. But I regret the fact that I didn't pound it into DH's head that NO ONE should be allowed in the room with the baby til I got there (except DH of course).
My IL's were all in the room holding DS before me. I was FURIOUS!!!!!
With my first delivery, I regretted having pictocin and an epidural. But 26 hours of labor was no fun for anyone.
With my second delivery, I didn't regret anything per se ... only the aftermath, which had little to do with everything. And having a sick baby made me realize that the delivery didn't matter ... the healthy baby did.
i should have refused the pitocin and my OBs efforts to "speed" things along. i went with the flow and the flow was too fast. i don't know if there would have been a different result (fetal distress resulting in c/s) but at least i would know it WASN"T because i was rushed.
excitedforlittleone:Not really a regret but just curious as to when I would have gone into labor naturally. I was induced at 39 weeks 3 days.
I agree. I was induced at 36 weeks.. but Dr thought there could be a problem since neither L or I grew in a month..
Everything went perfectly tho and she was perfect!
NY-allie:Not getting the Epidural sooner.? I had really bad back labor, and chose to wait until I was crying because I was in so much pain, I should have just gotten it right away.?
ooooooh this too.?
L&D- Taking the epi. It made my blood pressure crash super low. I think that's what caused Shane to go into distress, not the pitocin. I don't regret the c-section, I just wish I had the opportunity to choose it first instead of using it as a last resort after 30 hours of labor.
Recovery- having so many people at the hospital to see the baby. I got no rest for three days and I didn't really get a chance to snugle DS because so many people were passing him around. If there is a next time, everyone can wait until I get home to come and see him.
I wish I'd not allowed that first intervention--the OB breaking my waters. Prior to that, I was having an amazingly smooth HypnoBirthing birth and after that, the $hit hit the fan. DS shifted positions and got stuck and I wound up pushing for 7 hours and eventually had a spinal and forceps delivery.
I feel like that first intervention was the beginning of all of the others!
I don't know that I really have any regrets about labor...I wanted to go natural, but they had to give me pitocin because I had high blood pressure. I'm glad that I got the epi because he was a big baby (9 lb, 7 oz) and I'm small.
My only real regret about anything to do with motherhood (so far) is that I didn't stick with nursing.
Getting the epidural, I wasn't in pain, I only got it because I was scared of what was going to come. Then it wasn't in the right spot anyway because I couldn't tell the doc if I was still in pain or not. Whoops.
Also the vacuum, I always think I could have pushed just a little harder...
Not getting the epi sooner and forgetting to take a last belly pic.
Honestly, nothing. I couldn't have planned the birth better if I'd tried and I feel very lucky that everything went smoothly and I was able to have my med free birth.
I also feel like even if something had gone wrong I wouldn't have regretted it because I did everything I could to set myself up for the kind of birth I wanted, and had accepted that sometimes things happen that are outside your control.
southernsweetie08:To be honest, I think things went as good as I could have possibly expected them to go. I was induced and contractions came on SUPER fast. I had an epi and don't regret it. My entire labor was only ten hours and both DD and I made it through just fine and were healthy. I count my blessings every day for this!
This, except my labor was only 5.5 hours!
DD #1 - too many people in the room. not that i cared, but it wouldve been nice with just DH.
twins - not breast feeding earlier. not that it was exactly my fault. I blame my body more. Stupid blood clots in uterus.