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Cast Your Vote:

    • Natural -- Votes: 10
    • Epidural -- Votes: 2
Natural or Epidural? Karis Brown Due June 26 (girl); North Charleston, South Carolina 33 posts
6th Apr '13

What are your opinions on natural vs. epidural births?

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
6th Apr '13

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.

Sneakmom 2 kids; Texas 4861 posts
6th Apr '13

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.

Due May 10; TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Castlewood, Virginia 3406 posts
6th Apr '13

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.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
6th Apr '13

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.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32448 posts
6th Apr '13

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.