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what are your thoughts on epidurals?

Posted by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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I've always seen women on here talk about epidurals being bad, so I wanna know why.

(I did get an epidural)

Did you get one?
If not, why?
Do you think they shouldn't be used as much as they are?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Epidurals are for pussies!!!



Just kidding. I had an epi with all 3 of my kids. I got it too late with the last one and it hurt like a bitch lol 

Jimalin
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM
I love them lol. I had them with all 3 of my kids. and if I can I will have one this time to.
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CoastieWifePR
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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I think...  God bless whoever invented them!  lol

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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I had back trouble after mine. Also it can slow down labor and in some cases increase the risk of fetal distress
Pink_Sunshine
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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I wish I knew what a good one felt like

themissheather
by Gold Member on May. 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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It wasn't for me. I believe nature has a efficient method for birthing, so why mess with it. I really wanted myself and my baby to be fully present. Plus, I wasn't comfortable with the risks.
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MeganECox
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I loved it! 

But ended up having an emergency c-section with my first and a scheduled C with my second. 

If i could have a vaginal birth, I'd totally get another one. 

StephG718
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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I got one. I didn't feel a damn thing during my labor :)

I don't really care if women get one or not. Hell, if a woman chooses to go through that much pain with no meds - more power to her.

redbutterfly666
by Emerald Member on May. 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM

they suuuuck-.- i tried to get one at the very end because i wanted to sleep before my son got here and they couldnt get it in the right spot so i have 4 or 5 scars there now and back pain

tifbrown
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Didn't have one for either birth. If I had a long, hard or induced labour I probably would have. But, by the time I wanted one I was too far along. I was just too freaked out by the needle in the spine and being mostly stuck in a bed.
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