I have few experiences to share.It is not to crib about anyone or anything.It is just to help the pregnant women who are reading this blog to prepare them better for 'what to expect when you are in actual labour'.
First of all ask yourself,why do you wish to have a vaginal delivery?Is it so because you genuinely wish to have it or just because your friend had it?In the middle of this month I had at 9 Pregnant ladies within 24 hours who were in labour ,wished a vaginal delivery badly but didn't wish to get even a vaginal examination done.Both the Ladies and the family members wished a vaginal delivery but wished me to speed up the whole labour and delivery process.A mention of word caesarean to get it done quickly evoked very strong reactions from them.Strangely there is so many myths about epidural analgesia.At 32 weeks I invariably talk about epidural analgesia to all my pregnant patients with its pros and cons.But somehow when in labour they are still very much anti epidural.As the labour pain reaches it's cresendo,they want it but husband's,moms and mom in laws are not agreeable to it
SO WHAT WE HAVE IS A LADY WHO HAS LITTLE PAIN TOLERANCE(MODERN DAY LADIES ARE MORE DELICATE PHYSICALLY,MYSELF INCLUDED),WHO IS SCREAMING BADLY IN PAIN BUT DOESN'T WANT A EPIDURAL ,ISN'T WILLING TO GET AN INTERNAL CHECK UP DONE TO ASSESS THE PROGRESS OF LABOUR BUT STILL WANTS THE DOCTOR TO DELIVER THE BABY VAGINALLY.
Of these 9 ladies my team did manage to deliver 8 of them vaginally but it was a nightmarish experience for all of us.Sorry if I have hurt you but............we can support you during labour but can't take away your pain if you don't wish to have labour analgesia.And nothing wrong in that as well but then please understand 'labour pain is an integral part of labour'.Bear it!!