Saturday, January 02, 2010

My Labor Wishlist

For my pending labor, whenever it may come, I have two things on my wish list:
-Under 20 Hours
-No Epidural
Too much to ask? Ask me whenever the little lady decides to come :)

12 comments:

Brittany said...

wo, no epidural? You are brave! And can't believe it's already time for your baby to come! So excited.

Christie said...

You can do it! Especially if you're going to have a doula there to help you! I'll pray for you! :)

Kimbooly said...

Wow, no epidural. To me, that would be like getting my wisdom teeth pulled with no painkiller. I say kudos to anyone who does it.

And then I say, I know my very low pain tolerance and it's not for me. ; )

Janell R. Cropper said...

I had a not so fantastic experience with my epidural with Steven, so I'm hoping to try things a little differently. I have an amazing doula who is coming to help us, so that is what I'm looking forward to!

Shelly said...

You can do it! I've done two births without epidural and one with. It's a very different experience and can be great. I would recommend considering a perennial block (sorry to be gross), it makes pushing less painful.

I labored in water once, highly recommend that, tub was full when I went for a water birth :(

I did the epidural the third time around (with the twins) and was glad I did, but I have back issues and back labor, so I had extra reasons to do it (even with the epidural, I requested a perennial block and LOVED it.) Okay I just grossed Darrell out big time :)

Elisey Pants said...

Good luck, Janell!! Can't wait to see pictures. :)

Janell R. Cropper said...

Thanks Shelly!! Laboring in the tub is on my list of things to help me not get an epidural. The tub is my best friend :) I don't know that you'll gross darrell out. I'm going to be the one to gross him out when he asks me what a perennial block is. Haha

Nana (Lonna)and Grandpa (Max) said...

Sorry for the long time in-between blog comments. This year was just too crazy. But I have gone back and looked at all your blogs that I missed. I loved the comment and especially the pictures. Good luck with no epidural. I had three natural and three with epidurals and I must say that my babies and I all did better with the epi. Hope it goes well for you this time. It should be soon. Kimberly too!

Rachel and Brian said...

yea for little miss Cropper! I am so excited to meet her! hope you are feeling well! call if I can be of any assistance!

Jenny said...

I'll hope it all works out how you want it to!

Necia and Joe Shumway said...

i say go you if you can do no epidural. i went as long as i could. course it never fully took.... as for under 20 hours i have no experience there :) I`m so excited for you to have a girl! I can`t wait to see her

Katelyn said...

Go Janell! You can do it!