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Methods of Pain relief besides epidural NicoleChaneymomma 3 kids; Spokane, Washington 40 posts
11th Nov '12

So I am just a little scared of getting the epidural but i am also scared of the pain of a natural birth. Does anybody know any other options of pain relief during labor and delivery?

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
11th Nov '12

I had a shot of Nubane.



But I couldn't tell you whether it worked or not because I got it really really late and was already 8cm dilated when I got to the hospital and I don't think anything actually kicked in or worked.

NicoleChaneymomma 3 kids; Spokane, Washington 40 posts
11th Nov '12

And how was your pain?

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting NicoleChaneymomma:" And how was your pain?"


Pretty awful, lol. I mean - I got through it, I was stuck at 8cm for over an hour, almost had to have an emergency c-section, but I sat in a hot shower, walked, that sort of thing and those DO help. I think I could probably go natural again, but I probably wouldn't, I plan on listening to my body this time and getting to the hospital with enough time for an epidural. You don't actually SEE anything when you get an epidural, just feel a pinch and then your all good. I would rather take the epidural than go natural or less medicated.

Momma to 3 C's 3 kids; Marianna, 2967 posts
11th Nov '12

hypnobirthing, getting a doula, different positions help ease pain...natural birthing isnt all that bad if you make the best of it :D

NicoleChaneymomma 3 kids; Spokane, Washington 40 posts
11th Nov '12

have gotten an epidural twice before and what I didnt like is the scare the told me if i flinch i could be pluralized and im a flincher scared me half to death

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting NicoleChaneymomma:" have gotten an epidural twice before and what I didnt like is the scare the told me if i flinch i could be pluralized and im a flincher scared me half to death"


Seriously? they numb you. how can you feel anything if they numb you first?



Other forms of pain relief either lasts for an hour or two tops or doesn't work worth shit.



Just get the epidural. The dr. knows what he's doing and you're not going to flinch because you don't feel anything.

Cade*Lily*Mom Tennessee 658 posts
11th Nov '12

Pudendal Block (I highly recommend this) I have done this twice and will be doing it again.



Here is a description -----
The pudendal block gets its name because a local anesthetic such as, lidocaine or chloroprocaine , is injected into the pudendal canal where the pudendal nerve is located. This allows quick pain relief to the perineum, v***a, and vagina. A pudendal block is usually given in the second stage of labor just before delivery of the baby. It relieves pain around the vagina and rectum as the baby comes down the birth canal. It is also helpful just before an episiotomy . Lidocaine is usually preferred for a pudendal block because it has a longer duration than chloroprocaine which usually lasts less than one hour.