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What medications would you recommend for Labor? (First timer Mercy Lily Smith Due February 10 (boy); British Columbia 43 posts
25th Jan '13

Need help choosing the right ones

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
25th Jan '13

medications for doing what with labor?

Emma Mayo Due February 25 (boy); 18 kids; Manchester, United Kingdom 321 posts
25th Jan '13

gas and air worked exellent for me. ( it knocked me out and i seen 2 clocks on the wall) lol i was only 17 at the time too. x

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
25th Jan '13

Could you elaborate? Do you mean medications for pain management during labor? Medications to start labor??

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
25th Jan '13

The only medications I had during my labor were pitocin and an epidural.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Emma Mayo:" gas and air worked exellent for me. ( it knocked me out and i seen 2 clocks on the wall) lol i was only 17 at the time too. x"


They don't offer gas here which sucks because that shit is awesome. lol




OP- I do not suggest using Nubain/Demoral or any other IV pain med. Either go for the epidural or go drug free. Anything else just makes you feel like shit.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21664 posts
25th Jan '13

Honestly, every labor is different, and every person is different. If I can suggest anything it would be if you are really trying to hold off on getting medications, do not to make a decision during a contraction bc you are more vulnerable that way. Having realistic ideas of labor is smart. It's not easy so expect it to hurt and expect it to take time. Your physician/midwife and anesthesiologist will discuss your options for pain relief and offer suggestions based on your individual needs. Some people are fine with no meds, some are ok with IV meds, and others go for the epi. It's all based on YOUR needs so our suggestions now really won't do much, IMO.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Mercy Lily Smith:" Need help choosing the right ones"


epidural... and it goes much better if you get it before the contractions are so bad you can't sit still for it to be placed.

One*day*at*a*time 3 kids; Clackamas, Oregon 256 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Saffy Sly:" They don't offer gas here which sucks because that shit is awesome. lol OP- I do not suggest using ... [snip!] ... or any other IV pain med. Either go for the epidural or go drug free. Anything else just makes you feel like shit."


This!!! The meds did nothing for the pain just made me feel crappy and drugged.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6908 posts
25th Jan '13

e with epidural or drug free. Everyone i know that had the IV meds like stadol and such dont have good stories to tell. Makes you feel drunk and my one friend that got stadol doesnt even remember her labor adn was very out of it after the baby was born. I didnt want an epidural but i was induced and i caved in and got one..i would recommend that! Nevt time i hope to do it natural but if i can't i would def get another epidural.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Saffy Sly:" They don't offer gas here which sucks because that shit is awesome. lol OP- I do not suggest using ... [snip!] ... or any other IV pain med. Either go for the epidural or go drug free. Anything else just makes you feel like shit."


yea, they effect baby more too.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting One*day*at*a*time:" This!!! The meds did nothing for the pain just made me feel crappy and drugged."


I got super dizzy too. It made labor worse.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting Always♥Faithful:" Honestly, every labor is different, and every person is different. If I can suggest anything it would ... [snip!] ... are ok with IV meds, and others go for the epi. It's all based on YOUR needs so our suggestions now really won't do much, IMO."


educating herself about options now instead of waiting until she's in labor is actually MUCH more intelligent.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6908 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting snglemama:" yea, they effect baby more too."


this too! i'd never get the iv meds.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting snglemama:" yea, they effect baby more too."


I never got the impression my daughter was drugged. She came out alert and very responsive but I have heard of that happening.