Cast Your Vote:
- Natural -- Votes: 10
- Epidural -- Votes: 2
What are your opinions on natural vs. epidural births?
I gave birth naturally last time and will do the same with this one. I don't really have an opinion on it though, what one person can handle another might not be able to. There's nothing wrong with getting an epi or iv pain meds if you need them.
I'm not getting an epi ever again. I always ask for one in transition and with my son I got it right as he was crowning apparently. It hadn't kicked in yet but I did get a spinal migraine for two weeks. Never again.
I've had all 4 of mine naturally and plan to do the same woth this one! But it depends on the person and the labor I think. I've always had quick and easy labors so I cant complain. But if I had a long hard labor i probably would have gotten meds.
I love that epi's pretty much pops a kid out for me. Not everyone has that experience, but with all 3 of mine epi's were to "speed" things up and that's exactly what they did for me. My last one I went from a 6 to needing to push in 20 minutes lol. I never did need one for pain though, I never had pain more than a tylenol could help.
I don't want to risk the horrible things an epidural can cause (Like permanent back pain and in very rare cases paralysis) My first birth was natural, though I don't blame women that choose the epidural.