I gave birth to two children by two different fathers and had no idea I had a tipped uterus until they told me during my first pregnancy over 30 years ago. My daughter has this inherited condition, as well. My mother, who gave birth to five children, also had it. I chose to have my babies naturally.
My daughter, who is currently pregnant, plans to give birth naturally as well, despite Kaiser trying to discourage her. They had planned to induce labor on her last week (37th week) and she had refused and had to sign a waiver, When they examined her, her uterus was still thick, plug in place and only had a slightly elevated blood pressure reading do to her ADD drug, Adderall. I have warned her to listen to her own body when she goes into labor and remember that she owns her body, not the doctors. When I gave birth to her, I was at a teaching hospital and they asked me before wheeling me into delivery if an intern class could watch. At that point, I didn’t care if the neighborhood came into watch.
I was interviewed by these same interns the next day to ask about my natural experience. I guess most women giving birth in hospitals rarely give birth naturally and opt for the epidural. Foolish! I shared a room with a woman who had a C-section and I felt like going dancing after giving birth, not tired at all! She was moaning and flat on her back, as it is major surgery!
Your brain floods with great endorphins after giving birth naturally and it will not happen with an epidural as you are completely numb. I gave birth to my son 10 years later and the advances with the second birth are simple but terrific. After a natural birth, they slap a huge bag of ice down there and it feels wonderful, plus the bed turns into a chair with handles on either side to grab and push. I was so jazzed before the birth as I had no idea any of these advances were going to happen. Even being 39 with my second birth, I still was so jazzed I could go dancing then, as well!