When I found out I was pregnant with my DD, one of the first conversations DF & I had was childbirth. I think my exact words were, "Drugs for me, please!" DF replied, "Good. I hate seeing you in pain, & I like having a usable hand, thanks very much." I admire the moms who can go without, or are at least brave enough to try, but I definitely wasn't one of them! Ended up being a moot point, since I never went into labor- I had to have an emergency c-section. What about you?
I'm with you!! I wanted to not have to feel anything, but unfortunately it did not turn out that way. My first, born 18 yrs ago in 13 days, I received one shot, (spinal block?) she was so big that it wore off by the time I actually pushed her out and OUCH! My 2nd, it took forever to get the epidural and by the time they put it in I was in PAIN. Unfortunately they accidentally put the saline solution in the tube rather than the medicine and by the time they realized it she was coming out, so I guess you can say natural child birth there. lol And my 3rd, the tube in the epidural was not dripping properly so the medicine kept wearing off and it took, what seems forever, for them to come back in and push another shot through. This happened at least 3 times and by the last shot, I was about to push her out and was in excruciating pain, but finally had relief before pushing her out.
Answer by shanlaree at 8:33 AM on Jan. 3, 2011
Two induced labors (medical issues for me), Two epidurals, Two happy healthy kids, no troubles.... Life is good!!! ;o) I hear ya on the pain thing... since I had never so much as broken a bone before that! I did however have a 3 hour long consultation with a friend who is an anesthesiologist so I was VERY well informed going in. I wouldn't have done it any other way if I had to do it all over again ;o)
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