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30 wks epidural or not to epidural..??

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11 years 7 months ago #1 by LexisMom
LexisMom replied the topic: Re:30 wks epidural or not to epidural..??
When i had my daughter i was dialated 9.5 b4 i got the epidural. i promised i wouldnt do it b/c i wanted to feel everything just for the fact that giving life is the most precious thing in the world. I was forced to have the epidural. one thing i would recommend that worked for me is if you have lamaze classes available take them and really pay attention. some people say they didnt work but they worked wanders for me. i wouldnt suggest the epidural but if you cant handle pain and dont know what to do to take your mind off ofit then have it other wise i dont suggest it!

Kandi

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11 years 7 months ago #2 by Jonluver
Jonluver replied the topic: Re:30 wks epidural or not to epidural..??
You can probably get through labor without it but when it comes time to push you'll be compeltly drained! Thats what happened to my sisters best friend.
she was so exusted when came time to push that she couldn't and ended up with an emergency csection!
i got the epidural ASAP!! As soon as i got to my room they ordered my epidural. I slept through my whole labor!!! i pushed her out under an hour. I wasn;t tired afterwards and spent the whole day bonding with her. I was so alert during delivery i got to pull her out myself! i wouldn't have changed it for the world! It was so amazing! I will defintly be getting it next time. Did i say \"next time?\" :blink: lol!!!


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11 years 7 months ago #3 by jessica
jessica replied the topic: Re:30 wks epidural or not to epidural..??
I am 26 years old I am pregnant with my 7th baby I have had 3 epidurals
this is what it feels like if you have long nails pinch your back till it hurts you thats what it feels like and that is only the 1st needle that numbs the area
the worse part I think is the doc that is pushing on your back to find the epidural spot thats the most uncomfortable thing and having to lean forward but soon as it is done in a matter of 5 mins its so worth it because you feel no pain at all if the epidural is put in wrong then you feel all the pain I had one where I felt everthing and my left leg was only numb that sucked
if you have any more pregnancy questions email me I am a nurse and I know alot about this subject I was also a 16 year old 1st time scared mom so please any scared teens contact me my name is Jessica I live in Boise, ID if you need any help please email me
and good luck with your pregnancy!

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11 years 7 months ago #4 by regina
regina replied the topic: Re:30 wks epidural or not to epidural..??
Hi Brittney, I'd go for the epidural. I had my first baby without and it was pain like I can't describe! Since then, I've had 4 more babies! And with each I've had epidurals and really enjoyed my labors. I've napped, and been relaxed while pushing the baby out. My labors usually only take 5 hours or so, and I push for about 15 minutes, so the epidural doesn't slow anything down. They give you an initial small shot in your lower back to numb the area. After that you don't feel much, just some pressure and a little pain - but minor. It's worth it in my book, but others may have other opinions! Oh - and my babies came out perfectly healthy and screaming loudly. There was no lethargy whatsoever. Have a great delivery. Your baby is a precious gift.

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11 years 7 months ago #5 by meghan
meghan replied the topic: Re:30 wks epidural or not to epidural..??
it is THE most incredible thing! i couldnt move-the contractions made my whole body tense up, so they tell you not to move but for me that was noooo problem! i didnt even feel the needle go in! all i felt was a sensation like cold water was being poured down my back-which was wonderful and i welcomed it and then nothing! one nurse dropped my leg off the table and my boyfriend had to pick it up! absolutly marvolous!

a little note tho-i pushed for 3 hours and after like the first 45 mintues they turned it down cuz they thought i wasnt pushing hard enough because i couldnt feel anything-really she was just a massive baby, but be prepared for that to happen! :blink:

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11 years 7 months ago #6 by JCSTLMAC03
JCSTLMAC03 replied the topic: Re:30 wks epidural or not to epidural..??
HEY BRIT DON'T EVEN WORRY ABOUT THE NEEDLES, THE PAIN THT U WILL EXPERIENCE WHILE BEING IN LAOR WILL TAKE UR MIND COMPLETELY OFF OF THE NEEDLE . WHEN I SAY PAIN IT'S NOT 2 SCARE U BUT IT WILL BE ALOT OF DISCOMFORT. AND I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT BE WORRIED ABOUT THE NEEDLE, IT'S JUST ALITTLE STICK. WHAT HELPED ME IS MY COUSIN SHE HELD MY HAND AND TALKED TO ME TO TAKE MY MIND OFF OF THE THOUGHT OF THE NEEDLE. I'LL NEVER FORGET IT SHE TOLD ME 2 SAY 123 OUCH! AND SURELY IT WS OVER JUST LIKE THAT AND THE SOONER U GET IT THE HAPPIER YOU WILL FEEL(NO MORE DISCOMFORT). REMEMBER MOST OF ALL ONCE YOUR BABY COMES WHEN U LOOK AT HIM/HER U'LL 4GET ABOUT EVERYTHING BECAUSE YOUR BLESING IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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