I still have months before I really have to worry about this decision, but I've been really thinking about it lately.
I know there are risks using it.. Like ADHD & ADD I believe. I know it also slows down labor. Feel free to list more risks for me!
I've heard women think other women are 'cowards' for using the Epidural when it's not medically needed. I've watched videos of women in labor with & without it. I can see the major difference. But do you really feel better about yourself after giving a natural birth than you would using an Epidural? Is one really a 'coward' for not wanting to be in the worst pain of your life when there's an alternative? Or for actually wanting to enjoy the labor with your family and loved ones, rather than being in torturing pain while everyone is wishing you luck?
I've asked my friends and family what they did and why, my close friend told me that after she had her first child naturally she had her second using an Epidural because she never wanted to go through that pain again.
Did you use an Epidural? Why? Why Not?
Your input will be greatly appreciated!!