I've been on modified bed rest during my entire pregnancy, and I am somewhat overweight. Is it wise to give birth without medication if you are out of shape?

Answer

This would definitely be a good question to ask your doctor. However, from personal experience, I wasn't in shape when I gave birth unmedicated. I'd been in bed for the first four months of my pregnancy because of hyperemesis gravidarum, and for the rest of my pregnancy, I didn't move around much either because too much activity would stir the HG back up. I didn't have any complications.

Updated on March 15, 2018

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What Does It Really Feel Like to Give Birth Without an Epidural?
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