My DF and I were talking about labor the other night. I had our son in a natural childbirthing center. I asked him if he thought it would be more painful to have a natural birth or to get an epidural. I don't mean have the epidural for the birth, I mean actually getting it put in. He said hands down it would scare him more to get an epidural. I am terrified of needles, too. I don't know which would be worse. Any opinions? Thanks ladies.
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Dec. 8, 2008
I had all my 4 totally natural never even had an IV. I agree with your man. Thats why I never did it. I am terrified of needles too. Plus the horror stories that I have heard. Plus I did it all natural with my first so I knew I could do it again. I also like the fact that when the baby is out I can get up take a shower and what not, and not be hooked up to anything or wait for my legs to be back to normal. But I also realize everyone's pain tolerance is different and so women can't or wont do it with out and that's OK too.
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I was all about going natural, no nothing with my first! Everyone walked out of the room and the pain was getting horrible and I let out one good scream and that was it! I got my epidural and I didn't even have to think about getting it with my last two. I was in so much pain with my first and so into my breathing I didn't hear a word they were saying or even felt the epidural. I did feel it with my last two and it's not bad at all. Also depends on how good the anithesiologist is.
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