Wednesday, March 9, 2011

30 Posts - Day 9

Day 9: Something you're proud of in the last few days

I'm super-proud of my friend Janna! She's also in Korea, and pregnant--but she actually gave birth here! She had her baby boy yesterday, and I'm SO proud of her. She went all-natural, no epidural--no Hypnobabies, no Bradley Method (common methods people use to prepare for natural childbirth), nobody with her except her husband at the hospital! It definitely makes me feel a little less nervous about my desire for a natural birth. Her labor was fairly quick (especially for a first-time mom), about 8 hours from start to finish, and by the time she got to the hospital she was already 8cm dialated; she said she hardly felt any pain at all until just before it was time to push. It seems like all I hear are stories of 20-40 hour labors, so it's nice to know that it IS possible to have a short, fairly easy labor.


Amanda said...

One thing I have noticed is that people tend to state when labor started...not just the time they spent in the hospital. Which I agree is still labor but being at home and laboring is way more comfortable in my opinion then being at the hospital. My SIL has had natural child births with no methods and done fabulously! You will be fine and I can't wait to hear all about it!

~Lisa~ said...

Ohhh I imagine you're hearing every horror story from here to kingdom come.. I too have had two completely natural births. No medication what-so-ever, and two healthy (and LARGE) baby boys. I loved my pregnancies and my experiences..

Keep the positive..

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