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Kimberlea Boggs 1 child; Reynoldsburg, Ohio 385 posts
11th Dec '12

I just don't do pain but can't bring myself to be pro-epidural. It looks scary. Just the thought of something in my spine is unsettling. I want to try a birthing tub in my hospital room but my mom said she knows nothing of that sort of pain management and an epidural is the only way to fly. I gotta get through it somehow i guess.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Kimberlea Boggs:" I just don't do pain but can't bring myself to be pro-epidural. It looks scary. Just the thought of something ... [snip!] ... knows nothing of that sort of pain management and an epidural is the only way to fly. I gotta get through it somehow i guess."


My mom said those exact words to me "But you don't do pain" when I told her that I planned to give birth without pain medication.



There are so many other ways to deal with the pain. Hiring a doula is the best thing (I think) if you can still find one that will take you so late :).



Oh, and stay out of the bed, even if you are on wires, you can move around (unless the baby is not handling certain positions). I only know one person who preferred to be lying down during labour. I found leaning forwards, doing very large hip circles moaning in low tones to be wonderful.



If you can get your hands on the book "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" I really recommend reading it, it made me feel like I could do anything!

Kimberlea Boggs 1 child; Reynoldsburg, Ohio 385 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Roe23:</b>" My mom said those exact words to me "But you don't do pain" when I told her that I planned to give birth ... [snip!] ... your hands on the book "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" I really recommend reading it, it made me feel like I could do anything!"</blockquote>



How did you feel after giving birth? I'm also really afraid of needing an episiotomy. (Sp)