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Where are my all natural mamas at?

It doesn’t matter how many babies I have (this is #4), I get to this point in every pregnancy where it hits me… “oh crap, I’m about to do this again?!” �� tell me all the encouragements you use to get through it when you’re in the thick of labor! Mine is, “even my worst pain will be over soon enough” lol

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sunshinelove6

my husband laughed at me because between my contractions with my 4th right before I pushed I would say” I can do this, this is easy for me”

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queenofhearts149

I got into hypnobirthing with my 2nd and literally fell asleep during my labor and only woke up during the transition phase 10 minutes before I felt the urge to push, so now that’s my go-to default. If it isn’t working I just tell myself during a contraction that I can do anything for a minute and it will be over soon!

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Ltrain86
@queenofhearts149,

Amazing! Was that the Mongan method? STM but I'm just starting to learn about this now at the encouragement of my doula.

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queenofhearts149
@Ltrain86,

honestly I don’t remember what method it was, it’s been 12 years lol. I remember the book was purple and it came with a CD or link to an audio file that I listened along to. I just listened to it every morning for weeks and it worked like a charm.

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MumOfThreee

I accidently meditated with my 2nd, also accidentally had a water birth �� I was in the bath, closed my eyes and was swaying the water softly imagining I was in Bali floating in an infinity pool LMAOOOO! It worked! I rolled my eyes at the ‘meditating during labor’ but it can actually happen and I definitely lived to experience it. I dilated from 1cm - 10cm with baby in my arms, in 45mins. But once it hit that 8-10cm? I was begging someone to kill me and bring me back to life ��

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cocod04
@MumOfThreee,

omg why does the end literally feel like death?! It’s over so soon but I dread it �� but man that high you get when baby is in your arms just can’t be beat! Ps I gotta try the water in Bali trick ��

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20182024
@MumOfThreee,

Girl, yes. I absolutely thought I was dying during transition. I remember thinking, “This can’t be right. This has to be what it’s like to die.” ��

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I’m using, “It is such a gift to be able to give birth.” We had secondary infertility issues this time, and the mourning I felt over never being able to do something so transformative again was deep. I’m so excited to experience this again!

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cocod04
@20182024,

so beautiful! I’m so excited for you ����

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MomKid

Mine is always “Pain with a purpose.” And “I was made for this.” “I can do anything for a few hours.” I also just remind myself that being able to feel all the things is exactly what baby and my body need to communicate and work together for physiology to do what it knows how to do. I don’t have a trim little saying for it though lol

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OthaBaby

I use the visualization techniques. I like the wave one

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ooooopsiedaisy

I was a homebirth transfer last time, and unfortunately transferred because I needed an epi to rest and be able to progress. I’m so excited to go natural this time! This comments section is making me so happy :)

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babydefeo3

The only saying that comes to my mind is “I can do anything for 1 minute”


Most of my encouragements are mental. And you probably already know/do these things anyway.


I try to welcome each contraction as a sign that we are 1 step closer to the finish line. And I try not to tense up and resist them but relax into them to allow it to do as much opening as possible so I hopefully have less of them lol.


I like to envision what they’re doing and imagine how much that pain must have dilated me.


And when I feel like i can’t do it anymore I know it’s almost over.

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mborg22

I remember with my first thinking to myself during transition “this is awful but at least it means it will be over soon” �� and sure enough it was haha

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babysrainbowx2

Haha it’s only my second but the “oh crap I can’t believe I’m about to feel that pain again” has fully creeped in lol just keep reminding myself I did it once and know what to expect this time and can do it again

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