I’m now 27 weeks pregnant, it has all gone way too fast! I am two thirds of the way through and just can’t wait to find out the sex of baby no.2.
I have stocked up on raspberry leaf tea which I will start around 30/32 weeks. I drank raspberry leaf tea around the same time with my first and although it doesn’t bring labour on it definitely helps with the second stage of labour! I was in labour for a total of 6 hrs and pushed for 20 mins. At the time it felt like a lifetime, it felt like it was never going to end. If I knew it was going to be that quick I would never of had an epidural! Thanks to the lovely epidural I suffered really bad backache for around 6 months after delivery. And now with the second pregnancy I get backache on and off. I don’t think I will have an epidural second time round unless it’s really necessary. I’ve already warned my husband if I ask for it don’t let me have it (when you’re in pain you will do anything to make it stop!) If I’m dilating well, don’t let me have it!
I definitely want to go down the water birth route this time. I was adamant first time round I was going to do it but at the time I was concentrating on nothing else but the pain. I’m not doing that this time, looking back now what I needed was someone to get my attention and put me straight. I’ve asked hubby to be more assertive with me and his response was “If you’re in pain you can do what you want, what am I supposed to do!?”)
I know what’s to come this time and I want to be more in control this time! I say all this but you just can’t plan it it’s too much of an unpredictable situation. But I’m sure we’ll both be fine and get through it as quickly as we possibly can.
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