This is an important reason why you should talk to your care provider about how they feel about un-medicated births.
I love to read Rebirth’s Blog. She works on the L&D floor. In this post she says what happens to a mom who is wanting to go un-medicated.
So water now broken, woman happy but contracting more strongly almost immediately, the attending stands over the woman with her arms crossed and says, “So I’m told you are doing this natural?”
Before the woman can answer the attending makes a noise like, “Oh, please!” She then goes on to say, “Trust me, you won’t be able to do it! You already needed IV medication when you weren’t quite in labor yet. Don’t go fooling yourself, really!”
Thankfully this nurse helped encourage mom that she could do it. Mom did do it! Horray.
But imagine if she had a nurse who wasn’t supportive. That undermined her too. Mom may not have made it, unless she had a really strong support person helping her.
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