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Epidural, Spinal Block or Nothing

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I'm just super curious, I just have to ask, when you had your kids vaginally did you do an Epidural or Spinal tap? I'm just wondering if I am the only one that was too scared of the needle going into my spine!? I am such a baby when it comes to needles! I still flinch when they put an IV in my arm with full blown contractions going on! I am not trying to bash anyone that did, I'm not saying you're a bad mother because you decided to use something for the excruciating pain caused from child birth. I'm just curious like I said before. I would really like to know your story.I had 3 beautiful boys and each time I just couldn't do it, my first 2 delivaries I got half way through and wanted Demiral witch didn't help me at ALL by that point! But my third was way too quick for anything!
Melanie A.K.A. ~devilbabie~


by on Jul. 11, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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MamaTwinkleA
by Bronze Member on Jul. 11, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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I didn't do either. I had a homebirth. I am also to paranoid about anything with my spine. I don't do well with needles (though better sincr I forced myself to donate plasma and had fertility testing). My spine is also twisted horizontally (not scoliosis). For some reason I am afraid I would end up paralyzed
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KimmieLu
by on Jul. 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM
That's me too! Only back labor and a water birth with no meds in sight. It was painful, but I would choose the same route if I had another baby.


Quoting Chunkymunkey922:

It really was nice. I had pure back labor. So sitting, laying, anythig really was miserable. I got in the tub and curled up on my side in a ball with my nose out of the water and stayed in that position until it was time to push lol




Quoting devilbabie:

I have always thought water births were cool, I am seriously thinking about trying it... I've always just done it the normal old fashioned way :)

Quoting Chunkymunkey922:

I had dd with a midwife in a birthing center so pain meds werent even an option. Once I got into the birthing tub it made a HUGE difference in the pain (I mean it still sucked, but it made it bareable)




devilbabie
by Member on Jul. 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM

That's how I felt about the side effects too, I was told it takes a while for the numbness to wear of and that it makes you really sleepy. I don't consider them horrible either, pain full but so worth it!

Quoting heathermarie23:

I had 3 with no pain meds.  I felt the possible side effects of pain relief weren't worth it.  I wouldn't consider any of my labor and delivery experiences horrible.


devilbabie
by Member on Jul. 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM

That was my husbands fear as well, that something would go wrong and I could end up with perminant damage, witch in the end it was my decision, but that was his opinion.

Quoting MamaTwinkleA:

I didn't do either. I had a homebirth. I am also to paranoid about anything with my spine. I don't do well with needles (though better sincr I forced myself to donate plasma and had fertility testing). My spine is also twisted horizontally (not scoliosis). For some reason I am afraid I would end up paralyzed


devilbabie
by Member on Jul. 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

It is very painful! But I will be doing it again with no pain meds.

Quoting KimmieLu:

That's me too! Only back labor and a water birth with no meds in sight. It was painful, but I would choose the same route if I had another baby


Dibsy
by on Jul. 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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I had to have two epidurals done because the first one only worked on half of my back. I'm seriously terrified of needles and it hurt to get it done, but the labor pain was excruciating. I had back labor pains and my contractions were bad and I am very pain intolerant so I took the plunge and I can tell you I probably would have died without it. It did really freak me out not having feeling in my legs though, I kept making my husband move them for me. It was scary not being able to move them myself, and at the end he and the nurse had to hold my legs up to help me push.
Aslen
by Member on Jul. 11, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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Spinal BLOCK. a spinal tap is a test.

I had an epi with my oldest, nothing with my youngwst. Nothing was a Lot easier
CjEmmemommy
by on Jul. 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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I had a home water birth

Babymama7710
by on Jul. 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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Quoting erinf28:

I had an epidural and I am TERRIFIED of needles. The good part is that you don't see it, and once you're numb, you forget there is more happening. I tell others that if I can do it, anyone can. I'll be scared getting it a second time, but do it once, might as well do it again.



RheaF
by Silver Member on Jul. 11, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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Nothing, I used hypnobirthing, and it was an amazing experience. I can't wait to do it again :)
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