I love reading the posts here.
I am currently in my 3rd term at LVN school. We start our OB/PED rotations in 8 weeks!!
I'm expecting my first baby in October (10/9)
My question is not related to school, it is related to labor and delivery.
I need some tips about giving birth.
I need the scoop, the inside info, the dish .. Help!!!
One thing I got from some of the posts here is not to start pushing at 10cm.. rather to labor down.. Also to change positions q 20 - 30 mins. I'm hoping to go natural, but don't plan on being a Martyr for anyone.. he he he so I will take the epidural if I feel it would be better.
I would like to know if there are any other tips you could offer to me.
It might help you to know a few things about me
Im 23, married, 1 prior pregnancy ended in miscarriage
275 lbs (gained 35 lbs)
Tested negative for GD
Tested negative for GBS
Have had 1 NST so far with great results
I'll be 37 weeks next Wednesday
I've been getting prenatal care since 12 weeks
I have my clinicals in the same hospital that I'm delivering at
I look forward to your replies!