View Full Version : I'm new. Would like some advice
01-03-2010, 01:36 PM
I am 39 weeks, I have been havin braxton-hicks for about 2 weeks. My baby has her back up against my back. So Im havin back pain, but i also think is might a part of the contractions. Can I have her natural or is a c-section the best option? And what about that epidural? :yuck::really:
01-03-2010, 04:29 PM
Hello and welcome :wave:
Are you seeing a Dr. regularly? Midwife? Planning a home or hospital birth?
I think your baby could still change position -- check with your Dr. -- but I think you could still go for a vaginal birth. Leave the decision for when you go into active labour. Same for the epidural -- your Dr. can advise you ahead of time about your options, and while you could have a plan, you may find you do (or don't) want the epidural when the time comes.
Good luck to you! Please keep us posted :)
01-04-2010, 06:23 AM
a posterior baby can most definitely be delivered vaginally. I had one that was not only posterior but also face presentation and he was delivered vaginally (no stitches either). It could be a little more painful but it's most definitely doable.
I think an epidural is a completely individual thing, if you are open to it it would probably help with the back pain during delivery if your baby stays posterior. But you can cross that bridge when you get to it. I had always planned to do my births natural and I ended up with an epidural with every single one of them.
Good luck, I hope you have a smooth and easy delivery.
01-04-2010, 06:41 AM
With the back trouble i am having, if she don't come by the end of the week. When I go to dr on thursday we will discuss my options. My husbands grandma says its not a good idea to deliver her that way. Thats why i wanted someone elses opinion. With my first one i didn't have the epidural and the pain medicine wore off before i delivered her. so i felt everything. With this one i have a lot of back trouble so im wonderin if a shot in my back is a good idea or not. Thank you for the advice.
01-04-2010, 06:57 AM
Hi Shirley, Welcome!
My first was breech until my 37th week and then she flipped and ended up posterior. I had planned on an epidural for both my kids, but in the end labor was too fast so no epi for me. Back labor was unbelievably painful, but once I got to push it all went away. I didn't have any problems delivering my first considering she was posterior and my second pretty much popped out during a small cough. ;-) My advice is to not make any concrete decisions right now, make sure you have good support during labor and keep all you options open, then just go with the flow!
Wishing you easy labor vibes!
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