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How long will you go before asking for pain meds?

Posted by on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:26 PM
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Will you go as long as you can -- or get an epidural as soon as they'll let you have it? Has anyone had to pre-register even if you're not sure you want one?
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mama_danetta
by New Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:30 PM
I will try to go as long as I can. I feel like once you get the epidural it opens the door for other interventions that may not be wanted or needed. I think I got one too soon last time.
prdmama82
by Member on Apr. 21, 2016 at 10:46 AM

I don't do epidurals. I use Stadol for pain management, and will request it whenever I feel like I need it.

cabrandy03
by Brandy on Apr. 21, 2016 at 11:01 AM
I'm pretty determined to make it all the way through without any this time.

And as far as I know, my hospital doesn't pre register for things like that. You don't know how any particular labor is going to go until it happens. Seems strange to me to make that decision on paper ahead of time.
SeattleBabyBump
by Member on Apr. 22, 2016 at 9:39 PM
I will go without meds unless I have to transfer to the hospital for an emergency.
GoldenLinds
by Lindsay on Apr. 24, 2016 at 11:27 AM
All the way through. I will have something for the afterpains but thats it.
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