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Omg! This takes natural child birth to a whole new level!!

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Mamabear12 Tue 30-Apr-13 21:00:03

I am in shock and amazed how this lady could just give birth naturally and by herself without any help!!!!

Watch this video:

I seriously think she is one of the lucky ones who don't have such a painful child birth. My first one, I lasted until 8cm (not intentionally) until I got epidural.

With my second I'm planning epidural again! I just hope I get it by 4cm this time as requested!

Jojobump1986 Wed 01-May-13 08:00:10

Wow, that's amazing! I'd love to have a birth like that. I'd quite happily do the whole labour entirely alone but I'd want someone experienced & bearing equipment around for the actual birth. I am wondering about asking them to be completely hands-off, although I'd be a bit scared of dropping him! It made me v nervous in the video that she was standing up to deliver without an extra pair of hands who could see what they were doing. I kept thinking that someone should really get her a chair to lean over - bracing herself the way she did really didn't look comfortable!

This video probably shouldn't be watched at 35 weeks pg if you're prone to empathy pushing!

Flisspaps Wed 01-May-13 08:11:09

I'm on the app so can't look at your video as it's not set as a link, but it's perfectly 'normal' for women to give birth on their own without interference. The bulk of the animal world (and we are mammals) seem to manage perfectly well without anyone else watching/catching baby!

Hands-off births (with a MW in attendance, watching from across the room) are fairly common. Certainly not unheard of.

Some women use pain management techniques which make them appear to be pain-free, when they're actually not, others feel very little pain.

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Wed 01-May-13 08:13:06

There's a video I have seen of Russian women giving birth in the black sea, really impressive.

Leafmould Wed 01-May-13 10:02:18

Wonder how she managed the delivery of the placenta and cutting the cord.

Amazing video

Flisspaps Wed 01-May-13 10:28:50

leaf some people don't cut the cord - they tie it but leave the placenta attached until it withers and separates later. It's called lotus birth.

A physiological third stage is also possible and is quite a common occurrence (no drugs given to expel the placenta)

5madthings Wed 01-May-13 10:36:41

When I had ds4 the midwife just sat in the room, I had him in the pool so she just sat and watched, physiological delivery of the placenta as well, then once the placenta was delivered ( in the pool) the midwife clamped and cut the cord and fished the placenta out.

Have to say I think my instinct would be to have cushions/soft landing for baby in case I didn't catch it, but with all mine I instinctively reached down as they crowned to cradle their head and catch them as they were born, during the delivery of one the midwife kept telling me not of but it was very instinctive and I couldn't not do it.

xigris Wed 01-May-13 10:53:38

I can't get the link to work! Love a birth video

VisualiseAHorse Wed 01-May-13 16:17:10

wow - and it looks like her daughter is there too?

I love the idea of a hands-off birth, but would like to have someone medical in the room, just in case!!

Leafmould Wed 01-May-13 18:52:29

the link for the youtube

Mamabear12 Wed 01-May-13 19:03:25

Yea, pretty amazing! It was nice how she had her child there as well and it all went welll.

thegreylady Wed 01-May-13 19:05:45

I needed no pain relief at all with dc1.Right at the end-after 22 hours labour during which I slept for 8 hours I asked the doctor when it would start getting painful.He replied,"Stop talking and push-your baby's here!" It was amazing.
Dc2 was a little less comfortable because the midwife kept trying to force gas and air on me 'to take the edge off'.there was no edge honestly,I've had worse period pains!

Mamabear12 Wed 01-May-13 20:54:04

Wow thegreylady, u r lucky! Some women r very lucky and child birth not so painful. For most it is very painful and I guess some inbetween. Mine was unbearable 5cm to 8cm when I finally got epidural. No way could I have slept. I describe my labour as a sea of pain. My contractions were so strong and constant, my reliefs last as long as for instance if u were ducked into the sea of pain for 60 seconds and allowed up for one breath of air before being ducked down again for 60 seconds into the sea of unbearable pain! But once I got the epidural, it was heaven!! I literally said "ah this is heaven!" the second they gave me the spinal tap. The best!!

5madthings Wed 01-May-13 20:59:10

I have been lucky enough to have good labours, it did hurt but was manageable.

Re having sibli gas at the birth, my ds1 was there when I had dd (no 5) and he cut the cord, magical moment smile

5madthings Wed 01-May-13 20:59:32

Siblings at the birth..

amothersplaceisinthewrong Wed 01-May-13 21:02:18

Well I would opted for epidurals both times, and would again.

MrsDeVere Wed 01-May-13 21:24:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Thu 02-May-13 00:01:00

I actually delivered my own baby completely alone without pain relief. Just two pushes though, although I was in labour for 12 hours. Was really worried I was going to drop him, he was sooooo slippery.

VisualiseAHorse Thu 02-May-13 10:33:24

Wow Mean! Did you mean to do it alone?

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Thu 02-May-13 11:38:51

Nooooo! I was even in the hospital at the time, having been induced, but no one believed I was in full labour, and when my waters broke I immediately needed the loo, ran to the toilet (much to the surprise of the midwife who was about to examine me) and just kinda took it from there. I remember being really worried when his head popped out that I'd be in trouble, lol, but actually delivering him into my own arms and having that moment when it was just me and him - he had such a perfect round head and wrinkly forehead, and these most amazing navy eyes... I had to slip my fingers between his neck and the cord because it was wrapped round, but he was breathing and we just stared at each other and he looked as shocked as me. It was wonderful. And so quiet and peaceful. Then chaos as about a million midwives bundled into the toilet.

Jojobump1986 Thu 02-May-13 12:09:41

How rude of all those midwives to interrupt your perfect moment Mean! grin

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Thu 02-May-13 12:15:03

The moment had already set smile I was grinning like an idiot while they looked like they were going to have panic attacks smile

MortifiedAdams Thu 02-May-13 12:37:46

I thought it was illegal to have an unassisted birth with around? (I mean plan and have one - of course there are surprise speedy deliveries)

xigris Thu 02-May-13 12:52:20

Oh well done Mean! That happened to two people I know as well: one at the midwive's desk on labour ward - she went to ask for some paracetamol as she was a bit uncomfortable, the baby just sort of fell out shock. Luckily she caught her! My other friend had her DD3 in the main reception of her local hospital assisted only by the heavily tattooed and pierced cleaner (it was 4am). She thought she was about 4cm, sneezed and (I kid you not) saw something wriggling in her trackie bottoms. On closer examination it turned out to be a baby shockgrin

lynniep Thu 02-May-13 12:52:39

she does have someone there though (see end of vid). just not assisting her.

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