Just wondering if you would recommend getting or not getting the epidural ??
Venus Bride i had the epidural on my first and hated the way i felt after it plus it slowed down my labour but everyones different and i have heard some people say it was the best pain relief ever. I went without anything on my second and hope to do it all again on this Babs but thats wishful thinking.
most amazing invention ever!!!!!!!!!! I was 4cm dilated before I got it, ant earlier and it might have slowed things down. You can't feel as well for pushing but I just gave it my all.
28 hours of labour the last 6 of which I had epidural! thought I would die leading up to it with the pain and was able to snooze with it
I know you probably wanted replies from ppl who have had epidurals but I just wanted to add my two-pence worth as a first timer who's made a decision to have an epi based on the fact that I wouldn't have a tooth pulled without an anaesthetic so I'm not pushing a baby out without one also! Lol!
Dead right!!! Why be a martyr..? IMO, but each to their own of course.
[quote="chicam":17osx3x4]I know you probably wanted replies from ppl who have had epidurals but I just wanted to add my two-pence worth as a first timer who's made a decision to have an epi based on the fact that I wouldn't have a tooth pulled without an anaesthetic so I'm not pushing a baby out without one also! Lol![/quote:17osx3x4]
My sentiments exactly!! Haha I actually even said those exact words to the doctor when [b:17osx3x4]HE [/b:17osx3x4]was telling me that "women have been having babies for millions of years without pain relief".
I had an epi on my first labour but the blooming thing didn't work
Mrs C at last
I had it, and was unlucky with it too. They gave it to me at 2 cm (and after 26 hours of labour), and 4 hours later, the labour had stopped, I was still 2 cm, and babs went into distress and had to be emer section.
On next one I'll be waiting as long as possible, and only get it if I really have to. I really dont want another section.
EPI i love you, EPI i do!!!!
I'd def recommend it. Now, i did have to have it resited twice, as it only worked on one side. but the excruciating pains i was having from teh contractions only made me more determined to have it..... I had no pain for the pushing but did feel enough to push.... I was induced and i'd say you'd be crazy to have an induction without it (if you had drip) cause the labour is so fast and you have no time to get used to the pain like you would with a natural birth.... I had my baby in six hours start to finish after having my waters broken..... I cant even imagine what it wo uld have been like without the epi. I have had no side effects though so i am lucky. Just my opinion.S
Best invention ever..............
I was 2 days in early labour and the worst of it was at night so no sleep for me. My waters where broken and i went into quick labour. I was 4cm with in 3 hrs and was given the epidural, which was brilliat. 2hrs later i was 9cms, so although it slows down your labour it didn't slow mine by much. Mine worked really well i couldn't feel anything but when it came down to the pushing i could slightly feel presser. The only down side to it is that you can't move for about 4hrs after you deliver.