My midwife was mentioning how if I am laboring for 24 hours or more I would want an eli or even pitocin. She said that DH and I need to come up with a limit of when I will want medication. Based on your experience - how do I know how much I can handle? or when I would even want meds - if I do labor that long-.
DH will be my birthing partner so I am trying to let him know that if I labor for X amount of hours that it's okay to get me meds. I know that my midwife said to just labor for as long as I can at home so that when I get to the hospital I am at least dilated 5 to 6 centimeters. But, we all know that with birthing not everything works out how we planned it.
The other thing is that I am very sensitive to drugs in general. I know that if I get any meds I will pass out and won't be able to push thus there goes a C-section. I am trying to avoid that because I would like to have a vaginal birth. Clearly, if it puts the baby at risk sure I will do what needs to be done since the purpose is to get the baby out.
A note is that I am preparing myself by doing prenatal yoga, birthing classes (Don't know which one yet), and reading books. As well as watching videos, but I am trying to go with an open mind as well that if I need it I MIGHT need the meds and/or a c-section is possible.