Hi ladies. 7 weeks here with #3. Other two are 3 and 4. I had an epidural(sp?) with my first and it was the worst experience of my life! Not only did it hurt, but they forgot to turn it down when I was getting close so I was numb when I was supposed to be pushing. Of course I felt the urge to push but they wouldn't let me. After that I swore I would never get one again, and thank the Lord for the strength because I was able to have our second without anything. The nurse kept saying "I'll see it when I believe it" or "let me know when you're ready for the epidural". Gee thanks for the support. I realized that while yes it does hurt the pain goes away, eventually My friend just had her baby and I was trying to tell her not to get one but I could tell by the pictures I got that she went her own way on that one (she was sleeping in a few of the pictures). Oh well, to each his own, right.View Thread
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