I'm due with baby #3 in late April. Baby #1 and #2 were both planned and executed drug free natural births. Would like #3 to be the same. Problem is that #2 was a lot "harder" than #2. It was a rather short labor and delivery in that baby was born within 30-40 minutes of arriving at the hospital, problem was that shortly after arriving the doc noticed my breathing pattern was just wrong and was making me hyperventilate instead of getting me oxygen. When that happened, I pretty much lost it - couldn't get in a rhythm at all during contractions, turned into a cursing drunken sailor, scared some poor first time mom who was in L&D for a tour into "taking every drug they offer her" when she heard I was going drug free on purpose - hopefully you get the picture.
So my question is - anyone who went natural, what "method" did you use? There really are no classes here besides the basic first timer class to get familiar with the hospital, no hypno birthing classes, no Bradley method classes etc. Anyone have any suggestions for something we can get and study or do on our own? What worked for you? My husband actually request we find something prior to little ones arrival this time because it really was crazy - even my parents (who were outside the room) commented that this one was a lot "rougher" than the first. And it would just be nicer to have a bit calmer time. I know what it's going to feel like, I just want to cope a bit better.
Thanks in advance!!
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