When we went around the room with our introductions every single person said they are getting an epidural. I was surprised not one person said drug free natural. I said I am on the fence. I went natural with my first, but I have more medical phobias than I used to and I am open to an epidural, but still considering no epidural...mostly because I am terrified of the shot in the spine.
They also told us that the C-section rate is over 90% in Brazil. I came home and googled because I wasn't sure I believed it. It said that in private hospitals, the rate is 93%, but in public hospitals it is more like 35-40%. Crazy!
They told us the c-section rate is almost 50% in NYC and lowest in the midwest. She called it the "too posh to push" syndrome. I wonder what the C-section rate is in Beverly Hills. My best friend lives there and every single mom she knows had an elective c-section.
Chloe and Vivian 07.23.13
My Gang. Halloween 2013