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WHATS BETTER? Epideral or naturally ?

debatinq on if i shud get an epidural ( incorrect spellinq ) or regular child birth with no drugs

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Mamii2Be

Asked by Mamii2Be at 12:22 PM on Jun. 28, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I say drugs are ALWAYS better!!!LOL I don't know what to tell you though I had a c-section when I was 32 weeks pregnant. I have no idea what contractions feel like. But I say the less pain the better.
    TeriMelisa

    Answer by TeriMelisa at 12:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • Go with what you need not what other people say is best. I've done both. FOR ME, I preferred and Epidural. Why feel the pain if I don't have to? I have four very happy and healthy kids today!
    Steff107

    Answer by Steff107 at 12:27 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • Whichever one you are more comfortable with. If you can handle the pain then have your baby natural, if not, then get an epidural.

    Personally, I had an epidural.
    HisMommySince07

    Answer by HisMommySince07 at 12:27 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • I've done both. Not by choice, but with my second child, he came really fast and I had to have him naturally. I had an epidural with my first and last child. It's nice to be able to say that I have had a baby naturally, but if given the choice, I would take the epidural every time!
    KimS2008

    Answer by KimS2008 at 12:40 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • You need to fully educate yourself about the risks of epidural and then make that choice for yourself.

    With my first I wanted and epidural but it was too late. Then before my second was born my sister had a very traumatic birth experience because of an epidural, (pm me for detail if you like) and then I decided I wouldn't ever have one.
    I had already done it once so I knew I could do it again. I went in knowing I could do it and I did twice.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 12:49 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • I think you should research it yourself and make up your mind from the information you find. read lots of books. look up everythign you can. and join this group http://www.cafemom.com/group/50251


    and here are some sites for you to check out.


    http://www.gentlebirth.org/format/myths.html


    http://www.childbirth.org/articles/laborbooks.html


    http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/ruleof10.asp


    http://www.mothering.com/ecstatic-birth-hormonal-blueprint-labor this one is a MUST read.


     

    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 12:53 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • I think it depends on your tolerence for pain.I knew i wouldn't be able to handle it without an epidural.Just having bad menstrual cramps make me cry.
    ZMK

    Answer by ZMK at 12:55 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • I had an epidural with my son, and had a very difficult time pushing. I couldn't feel anything at all. I ended up having a CS bc it was taking too long. Next time I plan on delivering without drugs so that I can experience the entire thing. Also, I've read (since then) that the drugs in the epidural DO get into your system and cross the placenta and CAN cause problems for the baby. I didn't know that at the time, but now that I do I wouldn't put my baby at risk like that again.
    MamaSueCongdon

    Answer by MamaSueCongdon at 12:59 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • Oh - and I'm reading a book called Hypnobirthing, which has several chapters explaining a theory that birth is NOT meant to be painful, and how our fear and tension make it painful bc our body's fight the contractions and surges. It's very convincing, but I haven't used it yet.
    MamaSueCongdon

    Answer by MamaSueCongdon at 1:00 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • I went drug free with my first child, and things went really well. With my second I broke down and got the epidural, NEVER AGAIN! I have had bad back pain where the needle was put since my son's birth almost 5 months ago.
    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 1:05 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

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