16 Feb
Pros of going into Labor Naturally
Cons of going into Labor Naturally
It is fun to have the whole labor experienceBaby can come anytime
It is a surpriseIt can feel like forever
Your body is in controlYour spouse may not always be there
Your adrenalin kicks in hardcore when going into laborYou may not be close to the hospital

Tonight as I sit here hoping that I will go into labor with our third child, I have decided to write a blog on the pros and cons of going into labor naturally.

With two easy deliveries in the past couple of years, I can say that I honestly prefer labor over pregnancy. On the other hand, many women have had horrific laborers, so I can only write this according to my experience. (Please feel free to add your thoughts.)

Pros of going into Labor Naturally

  1. It is fun to have the whole labor experience. From water breaking or waking up to contractions, your labor will be fun to reflect on. No one will share the same story.
  2. It is a surprise! Do you love random out-of-the-blue surprises? Natural labor is not planned and is full of new everything.
  3. Your body is in control. With no added medication, your body will let you know when to have the baby. So if you love all-natural stuff, this is the way to go!
  4. Your adrenalin kicks in hardcore when going into labor. When having a scheduled C-section or induction, there is a lot to sit and worry about. If you go into labor naturally, you don't have time to let anything cross your mind.

Cons of Going into Labor Naturally:

  1. The baby can come anytime. Without a scheduled appointment, a baby can come in the middle of a work meeting, shower, or wedding. What will your story be?
  2. It can feel like forever. If you have a scheduled induction, you will have the baby on that day. Without an appointment, you may feel like you are going crazy waiting for the baby. This is a patient tester!
  3. It is hard to know when to go to the hospital. Every pain feels like labor is starting. By being scheduled for an induction you don't need to worry about this.
  4. You may not be close to a hospital. All of us have heard the horror stories of going into labor. Like delivering a baby in the back seat of a car or alone at home. Do you think you would be strong enough?
  5. Your spouse might not be able to be there. You never know when your little bundle will arrive, and so your spouse might be on a business trip and unable to make it back in time. 

"Our goal is to help the world make decisions with a list of Pros and Cons. We invite all to add to our lists to help others make the most educated decision possible. We are all in this world together to help each other and learn from what others have learned from their lives journey." - Pros and Cons Team

Written by: Sarah 

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