As I am contemplating my upcoming labor and delivery, I debating over whether or not I want to go the medicated or un-medicated route.
Since this is my first time, I’m thinking that I want to labor at home as long as I can before going to the hospital. I’ve read that this can reduce the risk of using interventions, but I’m not too proud to say that I’ll be willing to get the epidural if I’m needing it. However, I do want to wait until I’m more than 4cm dilated because this can reduce the risk of having to have a C-section.
I found this video very interesting. This woman has had three births, two medicated and one un-medicated.
I’ve still got a while before I need to complete my birth plan, and I am fully aware that even with a birth plan things are subject to change, I was just wondering from you mamas and mamas-to-be, what are your thoughts on medicated vs. un-medicated labor and delivery?