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Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36449 posts
8th Jun '13
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Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36449 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Aussielover:" Thank you! I want to wait a bit before going to the hospital so I can shower or take a bath(:"


You cant take a bath if your water has broken though.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5649 posts
8th Jun '13

Iv pain meds do nothing but make you high. Atleast that's all it did to me.

Lilitha mom to 2 TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 2 angel babies; United Kingdom 348 posts
8th Jun '13

gas and air will make you high if you have too much of it at once but using it every now and again it literally numbs the pain but you can still feel everything at the same time, i didnt have any other pain meds so i cant comment on the rest but i say that gas and air is great because it helped me a lot

Mommy|Of2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Canada 3023 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Aussielover:</b>" Wow. I'm going to my OB Tuesday to get another ultrasound (Her umbilical cord is connected to the end ... [snip!] ... to the end of the placenta instead of the middle :/ So they have to check it out more) I'm going to ask my OB about my options"</blockquote>



My placenta was like that with DS.



His heart rate kept dropping with my contractions. :(
But I had an all natural 4 hour labor. :)

**mummyX3** 3 kids; Australia 1071 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Yurvette [♥]:" You cant take a bath if your water has broken though."


if your in the hospital and in active labor you can.... i did!



if you couldn't be in a bath after your water broke you wouldn't be able to have water births.



OP i just used the heat and pressure from the shower as pain relief and once i was close to delivery i used the bath for an hour or so with lots of kneeling and walking untill i delivered. its hard but it is a great experience. Also the hospital i delivered at had monitors that could be used in water so that was great!

Aussielover 1 child; Canton, ga, United States 808 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Mommy|Of2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Aussielover:</b>" Wow. I'm going to my OB Tuesday to get another ... [snip!] ... was like that with DS. His heart rate kept dropping with my contractions. :( But I had an all natural 4 hour labor. :)"


Oh how did that turn out? The ultrasound tech said it could be serious but to not stress about it :P I have been meaning to ask other moms if they have had the same thing and how it went

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Yurvette [♥]:</b>" You cant take a bath if your water has broken though."</blockquote>




You mean it's hospital rules? Because women have water births...

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
8th Jun '13

It's my understanding that gas and air isn't available in the states?
If it is, that stuff is amazeballs lol I love it. It doesn't take the pain away but it makes you so high for a few seconds that you don't care you're in pain. The gas mixed with my waterbirth was amazing. The gas isn't for everyone though some people don't like the high feeling and it makes them sick.
I haven't had an epi can't comment on that!
I say the see what happens. The only thing I didn't want was pethidine, my MW doesn't like it either so she doesn't offer it but I would flat out refuse it anyway if she did.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Yurvette [♥]:</b>" You cant take a bath if your water has broken though."</blockquote>




Yes you can.

Aussielover 1 child; Canton, ga, United States 808 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting hobbit*:" It's my understanding that gas and air isn't available in the states? If it is, that stuff is amazeballs ... [snip!] ... want was pethidine, my MW doesn't like it either so she doesn't offer it but I would flat out refuse it anyway if she did."

I hope it is available here. It would suck if its not :P

Clairebear & Abbey G :) 1 child; Ireland 2149 posts
9th Jun '13

I would also say see how it goes! I thought I'd be looking for pain relief straight away but I found walking helped. Luckily my hospital they allow you to leave the ward and walk around just so long as you check back with them regularly. I had back labour so lying or sitting down killed me ugh. One of the midwives told me to stop being a hero and take some pain relief....what a b***h! I went med free for 18 hours with just walking, squatting, rocking on all fours and swaying my hips. I caved then though cos I was exhausted and just couldn't take it anymore. It was a long hard labour. i had gas then and it was great! :) it didnt take the pain away but it made me not care lol I was high as a kite, laughing and talking shit. I got a shot of pethidine and finally was pain free for a while though that made me dopey and spaced out. The next day I got an epidural which was great for a while too and I finally slept for a bit. Ended up getting a c section but was pleased with myself for trying to go med free at least for a while. I thought I'd be begging for pain relief straight away! I really admire women who go all natural, would love to be able to do it myself but I know I have low pain tolerance!

kays`mumma Due December 2; 34 kids; Australia 441 posts
9th Jun '13

My first I got the pethidine shot it did nothing! Then
Got an Epi it worked but I ended up with a forceps delivery,2 bags of blood transfusion and in icu for two days and preeclampsia and eclampsia I didn't walk for 3 days and didn't see my baby for 2 days... This scared me for life... My 2nd baby I went totally natural and stayed in the shower for most of the labour and slept I had my baby and then had another shower and was up and about like nothing happened!! Was truly amazing I'm having my third in nov and plan to go natural again it's the best way for me and so much quicker

Aussielover 1 child; Canton, ga, United States 808 posts
9th Jun '13

Thanks Ladies!(: