If you feared you were going to have a “10 pounder” (as pregnant Jessica Simpson thinks she’s going to), would you listen to advice on having that baby without an epidural? The choice is up to Jessica, but that isn’t stopping Niki Taylor, celebrity mom of four, from suggested she try birthing au natural.
Niki told Ok! magazine, “I would encourage her to try to have the baby natural – that’s what I did with my kids. Try it without the epidural.”
Niki does have some sound reasoning for her advice. She shared, “I think because your recovery is better. For myself, I did epidural for my boys, and it took me so long to get out of this fog, because it messes with your spinal fluid and it goes right in your back. For myself, I felt like I was in this fog, and it took forever for me to get out of. I couldn’t feel what I was pushing, and for my boys, it was 28 hours, I think I was in labor, and I couldn’t feel anything anymore.”
She continued, “With Ciel and with Rex, I said ‘no epidural. ‘ I recovered, I was walking right after I had them, just did a lot of praying all through my pregnancy that they would be healthy and my deliveries would go without a problem. I was really blessed.”
Regardless of how Jessica decides to welcome her child into the world, Niki sent her wishes to the expectant mama, via Ok!, saying, “I know she’s going to be an awesome mommy!”
Did you go drug-free during labor/delivery?