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<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" She wasn't saying anyone else should get one. She said that SHE would have been in agonizing pain. I'm ... [snip!] ... for those reasons. Yeah, everyone has different pain thresholds. That's why she choose to get an epi, and others don't. . . "</blockquote>
Whether or not a woman medicates herself during birth is no concern of mine. I just want women to be satisfied with their experience, and obviously not being in pain is what she wanted for herself - all fine and good. I was only going off of the comment of "if there's an option to not be in pain, why wouldn't you take it?", as it seemed she might not understand why some choose not to get an epidural. I'm just on my phone and it likes to post early sometimes, so you'll have to excuse me.
<blockquote><b>Quoting anonymom + 1.5:</b>" IDK... I will get teary over papercuts. I need someone to hold my hand and take deep breaths for blood ... [snip!] ... do with how you look at it than your pain thresh hold. And moving... yes. I was pretty mad when L&D threw me in a chair."</blockquote>
No, I know. My phone posted before I was finished, bah.
Quoting kr.r:" I didn't have an epidural, but couldn't have been even if I decided to change my mind halfway through ... [snip!] ... who had to lay in their hospital beds hooked up to machines after getting epidurals (not to say that's the case every time)."
That too. Half the women I know who have had epis now have pain at the site and/or numbness/tingling every day for the rest of their lives. Pain for one day or pain for the rest of my life?
I didn't with either of my kids I hate needles lol and scared of complications. When I had my daughter last week I swear they asked me like 10 times almost like trying to pressure me into it even though I was very firm that I didn't want it.
I didnt have any pain meds because I didnt have time to have one, but I wanted one
I got one with my first and it worked great. With my second, I got to the hospital 8cm dilated with a bulging sack, and they said it was too late. I begged for one, had my baby an hour later and she was 10lbs 1oz all natural.
Quoting Emma Catherine's mommy:" I didnt have any pain meds because I didnt have time to have one, but I wanted one"
Same with me, ha.
Quoting Just Emily :):" Labor hurts... We have meds for a reason"
Medical technology is wonderful, isn't it? :D
Seriously, though. I had an epi with my daughter and I do NOT want one this time. I have a low pain tolerance, so I know it will be hard, but I hope I don't cave! Oh, and I can't get one this time, because I'm on blood thinners.
I have had three natural water births. I have many reasons for natural . I'm planing my fourth water birth this summer!
Birth isn't supposed to be pain free, I had a "home birth in a hospital". Did everything all natural. No IV or anything, they did however put an oxygen mask on me, which I ripped off but in the end, im happy i did it that way.
NATURAL BIRTHING ALSO HAS 100% BETTER, FASTER RECOVERY.
If you get an epi, or episiotomy, women often feel pain in the area later in life.
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3/4 of my kids, i wasnt thrilled on the idea of my vajay being ripped apart! Lol
Pain excites me, doesn't matter how excrutiating, I still can't help but to be excited and look forward to natural.
:D it's going to hurt so bad, but hell, nothing else afterwards will come close.
I didn't have an epidural and I was induced with pitocin. It hurt like hell but I was up walking not even five minutes after I was stitched up (i had minor tearing). I went into the bathroom and changed myself. I seriously could have went home after they stitched me up. It was amazing. Not to mention, you forget about the pain as soon as you hold your LO for the first time :)
I did with my first. I'm sure I'm getting it for this one too.
i had one with both of my labors. My first labor however it worked for all of 5 mins. then stopped working and that labor was awful up until the pushing part. My second labor experience I was induced and the contractions were awful so I prayed the epi would work and thank goodness it did. My second labor was so calm and relaxing and by far a better experience (after the epi that is). I do not have any pain or numbness in the spot were the epi's were given to me and I had no complications from them. With this one I am definitely getting an epi again and praying it works!!