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snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
15th Oct '12

epidural complications aren't very common.

OP.. if you want to try without.. go for it. You can always change your mind. Just don't let yourself feel guilty.. or let others make you feel guilty if you cave and end up getting one.
as far as it making someone "high risk" .. epidural is much better than IV meds

however... do some research on breathing techniques, position changes in labor, and aromatherapy

Tiffoni Watts 5 kids; Stamford, Connecticut 138 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" Well what can jappemd?"


I lmaoooooooooo to this too funny! :)

Tiffoni Watts 5 kids; Stamford, Connecticut 138 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" Well what can jappemd?"



I lmaoooooo at this too funny :)

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23732 posts
15th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Leannah Carrasco:</b>" Bcuz I dont understand how if your an adult you ask questions right? So why are you going to allow someone ... [snip!] ... beliefs they are qualified you can ask and you can also ask for another if you dont feel comfortable with their responses...."</blockquote>




My anesthesiologist was qualified. She wouldn't have been employed nor insured if she wasn't. But, guess what? She fucked my shit up really badly. I could not move for 2 weeks. I couldn't even hold my baby. Someone had to hold him up so I could even look at him. They had to latch him on so I could nurse. It was awful.

8/13/09*&*09/28/12 2 kids; Indiana, Pennsylvania 260 posts
15th Oct '12

I had the epidural with both my kids & it made my labor go faster after getting so both times & I have to admit I loved it (: & I never had no problems with any side effects or anything.
But do what YOU feel comfortable doing. Your the one having the baby so you make your own birth plan. Good Luck (:

Leah_92 Due January 12 (boy); 1 child; Newport, United Kingdom 58 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting xo_staceymarie:" I'm thinking of doing natural birth , any of you ladies do natural birth w/o the epideral ? My mom recommends me not to get it because of what can jappemd . Amy opinions?"


on my first child i was saying from the start i was going to try and do it with just gas and air..... came to the time he was ready to come all i was shouting was epideral!!! lol i believe an epideral is a great thing to have, there can be problems with most things but its very rear that stuff dose happen with an epideral anyway my partners sister had 8 kids and had a epideral on all of them and most of my mates have had one... i have planed for another epideral on this pregnancy too, but do what you want to do dont listen to anyone it is your body and your baby do what you think is best :) xx

Rachel Chevrier Due January 20 (girl); 1 child; London, Ontario 5 posts
15th Oct '12

Epidural are effective on some people and ineffective on others. It's rather a personal choice. I had one with my first child and I most likely will have one with my second child, if the opportunity is there. I did have some complications with the epidural the first time because it caused my muscles to spasm about a month after I had my section. But with proper cream and medication, I was able to control the spasms. But like I said, its a personal choice and you should wait and see how the labor and delivery is progressing before making a rational choice as to not have any medications. Good luck with your delivery.

GONE. PZ OUT. 2 kids; California 1278 posts
15th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:</b>" Well what can jappemd?"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... I've had two epidurals, one which semi paralyzed me for 2 weeks. My last baby I had at home, no meds. Best experience ever."</blockquote>




I was semi paralyzed for a week with my epidural . They suck

Kylie's mommy. Due August 16 (girl); Canton, North Carolina 32 posts
15th Oct '12

I had an epi. It did not work. I plan too have another child. I will go natural with it. My mom had the epi and passed out. Her blood pressure dropped massivley.

JenTheHen 2 kids; Hillsboro, Oregon 458 posts
15th Oct '12

I had a natural birth, and plan on it again with #2. It hurt, a lot, I'm not going to lie. Actually pushing him out and feeling everything was amazing. My body knew what to do and my birth experience was perfect. I used a midwife and I didn't consent to an IV so I didn't have to see a needle even once. I truly believe that my body was designed to give birth and medical intervention is not necessary. It's good to be in a hospital in case you need emergency help, but try to do away with any interventions you possibly can. There are so many things that could happen when you choose an epidural. It could slow your labor and they'll end up giving you pitocin, which might put too much stress on the baby and you could end up with an emergency c-section. The risks were not worth it in my opinion. It's only one day of pain, I can handle it.

3DiVaSiNtRaInInG 51 kids; Westland, Michigan 211 posts
15th Oct '12

Lmao...some ppl seriously have NO COMMON SENSE...n maybe should read up on what is to be expected after an epidural...personal experience: i have had 2 n they worked pefectly fine butttt "did" have worse back problems after hving the epis...my back was messed up before hand due to me having to jump off a roof due to oir house being firebombed...but had good experiences both times and will be expecting it again 1 last time...with my 3rd and final lil girl.:^)..my advice would be to just go with the flow n if ur positive u can handle a natural birth then go for it momma...if not an epi is nothing bad!!!

GONE. PZ OUT. 2 kids; California 1278 posts
15th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JenTheHen:</b>" I had a natural birth, and plan on it again with #2. It hurt, a lot, I'm not going to lie. Actually pushing ... [snip!] ... end up with an emergency c-section. The risks were not worth it in my opinion. It's only one day of pain, I can handle it."</blockquote>




Man this is so true

What if... 2 kids; Ontario 4587 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting pilot Jess:" I had an epidural with my first, but it didnt work. With my second I went natural, but it happened so ... [snip!] ... anyways. I would say just to go with the flow. Giving birth is unpredictable, and it is good to keep an open mind, imo."


ain't that the truth... I started out planning a natural home birth, and ended up in the high risk ward getting two epidurals in case of emergency csection.
plans shmans.

Leah_92 Due January 12 (boy); 1 child; Newport, United Kingdom 58 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting Vindictive:" Sooo... let me get this straight. Because your friend has had no issues (with something different than ... [snip!] ... don't make this shit up. Any time you mess with the spine, you run the risk of creating other problems. That's just a fact."

your right :) x

Leah_92 Due January 12 (boy); 1 child; Newport, United Kingdom 58 posts
15th Oct '12

i know loads of people who have had one and half of them don't have problems and the other half do, i had on my first and i still have back pains at the mo im blaming being pregas again but even though my back hurts now and again after having the first one, im having another on this pregas as-well so if sum1 like me can have back problems and still want another then its GREAT :D