Bradley birth classes for the past two months to help us with our attempt at a natural VBAC; we have 2 classes left. I still don't know how we got this far along so quickly, but praise the Lord for it! :o)
Lately, I've been asking friends who have had natural births to share any tips/books/relaxation techniques/labor positions/exercises/whatever that helped with their births. I only recently had the brilliant idea to post this on my blog -- duh, Arlene! I honestly don't know why I didn't think of this sooner! Aside from what I've learned in class and read online/in books, I haven't been given a ton of tips/advice because most of my "real life" friends haven't had completely natural births.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with that if that's what they've chosen to do, but it's not exactly helpful to ask friends who have been induced, for example, what relaxation technique really helped them get through transition, since they had some sort of pain management drug in their system, know what I mean? :o)
Anyway, who better to ask than my bloggy friends? I can think of at least five ladies that have had natural births (two of whom had one or more home births), so I can imagine that there are others of you silent visitors who have had natural birth experiences... perhaps you would be willing to share some knowledge with me? I would be extremely grateful for any wisdom you might be able to impart -- or even any positive birth stories you want to relate.
We're really getting down to the wire, and I could honestly use some support and encouragement from friends who've been there (as opposed to some of the crazy looks I have received in the past when I mentioned that I want to have this baby without any drugs and without a repeat cesarean!). :o)