Stacy aka mama 4 kids; Ohio 4880 posts11th Oct '12
I've gone natural twice and epi once.. Let me tell you with this baby if I can I'm getting the epi as soon as I can lol!! It feels like your going to die going natural lol
LB&AB California 311 posts11th Oct '12
With my first delivery....Pushing is nothing compared to the contractions. After 7cm it was complete hell. The pushing is a piece of cake...i ddn't feel when he cut me although he did inform me he was going to do it. He didn't mention anything about numbing me. And the stitches I could see him doing them but I didn't feel that either. We'll see how my second one goes, hopefully easier and the pushing just as painless as the first.
Little Monster Mummy 30+ 51 kids; 3 angel babies; Tyngsboro, MA, United States 1926 posts11th Oct '12
Quoting jami [♥]:" I've started strongly considering trying this birth without an epi. I am planning to labor as much as ... [snip!] ... is pushing just the easy part? Also if you need stitches , do they numb you first, or do you feel them sewing you back up?"I went natural with #2
and needed a pitocen drip for #3 because I stalled dilation at 8cm
I had originally planned on an epi with both of them but they came much faster than expected and there wasn't time for one, but honestly if I were having more kids I'd go natural again...
I HATED induction with #1 and even though I had the epi with him now I don't think I really would have needed it...
going natural was tolerable it hurt yes but it wasn't nearly as bad as I had expected.
And yes if you need stitches they give you a local anestetic in order to sew you back up.
Pushing wasn't bad, if anything it made me feel better...it was the contractions that were the most painful for me.