On 1/16/09, Rachel wrote: > i am having a home birth. at my house. i dont want any > drugs. and this is my first baby. im 8 months pregnant. im > 21. and my husband is so lovely and sweet. but the on > thing im scared about having this baby is the pain. and i > cant stand it when im in pain. and i would hate my husband > to see me in pain. any ideas on how i should handle the > pain.
My only advice is to keep every option open. If the pain gets to be too much have the option of pain relief, and don't think that you are a failure. My friend went through a natural birth, not by choice, and she said that she would bever do it again. I have had two kids and a natural birth was never an option for me.