So totally agree with you! I was in shock the first birthing process and I could not decide for myself. My hubby thought it would be okay in that case to give me the epi and they did. I couldn't even feel my son coming out. I felt horrible, like I had failed. The second time I was almost through it, but I didn't know that. Hubby swore that I really needed to let them give me the epi because the doctor was there and was getting ready to leave (he was only on call that day) and it was better to get it early than to need it and not be able to get one. He knew I was in some pain (even though I told him I was fine) so him and the nurses talked me into it. Hubby now says talking me into that epi was the worst mistake ever. Turns out them breaking my water was the only thing my body was waiting on as my son came before the epi ever kicked in. (literally not even 12 minutes after the doctor put the last piece of tape on). The birth was the best ever, the after effects from the epi sucked! I had to have hubby help me out of bed several mornings as I was stiff and in severe pain (Worse than child birthing). Next time, I WILL NOT have an epi, and I WILL NOT let anyone talk me into one or bully me into one.View Thread
I actually was induced with this the last time. For some reason neither of my children EVER came on their own. I had contractions 2 minutes apart for 4 weeks. I wouldn't dialate nor would my water break. I had to be induced both times at 42 1/2 weeks. Then it became a health issue because they had had their first bowel movement and swallowed it so they were watched carefully. I'm not saying it is for everybody and I know there are horrible stories out there. Bottom line, it is up to you and how comfortable you feel with your doctor. You may leave to find a better one and not find one you are as comfortable with or one that does even worse things. Just a thought, hth.View Thread
Hi ladies. I can honestly say I have seen both sides and I have a few regrets. Not be negative of course. The first birth I went in telling them I did NOT want an epidurral at all. Then the nurse overdosed my pitocin and sent me into shock forcing them to give me an epidurral to get me out of it. The second one I went from 4 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. without one. They finally suggested I have one then because the dr. was on call and happened to be in the hospital and they didn't know how long it would take him to get back if I waited. Yeah, before it ever kicked in, my son was born (10:42). AFTER the birth the epidurral kicked in. I was so disappointed in myself because I could have made it the whole time without one. I had such bad stiffness and soreness in my back after that and so I fully regret ever getting one. Natural is really not that bad (as I found out when the epi didn't kick in) and it is well worth the reward.View Thread
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