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For those of you that had children(s):
did you get an epidural?
How was your expreince with that? Okay or terrible?

For those of you pregnant, what method will you use?


When I had my first child, I was so scared to have an epidural done because all the horror stories I heard. I mean I heard some bad ones.
So I decided not to have anything - all natural. Boy, was I in pain. 22 hours in labor. I'm hoping the second time around is better.
But now that I know how it feels to go through it naturally, i'm confused on what to do. Any advice? Thanks.
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replied April 8th, 2004
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I think im gonna walk alot and try to go natural. My sis had an epidural and it went fine. But I heard if you walk alot, I mean alot then it wont be as bad. My mom walked alot and she had 4 naturally so im gonna try to do the same.

Boy you disapeared for a while! Lol where have you been?
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replied April 8th, 2004
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For those of you that had children(s):
did you get an epidural? Nopers
how was your expreince with that? Okay or terrible?
Going competley natural was fine for me.. I wasnt in actual pain I was just uncomfortable
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replied April 8th, 2004
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I did disappear for a while. It's so hard being on here, here at work. I don't have a computer at home so it's difficult at times.

I've been so busy at work. I check in once in a while though.

Nikki - have you told your boss? Good luck!
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replied April 8th, 2004
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Yeah same here when my boss is in, but he takes off for about an hour or two every day so I can get in. I know what you mean about not having a comp at home! I hate it!

No way I havent told my boss yet. Thats the one thing im scared of. Maybe next month, or the month after lol. Or maybe when im showing hahaha
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replied April 8th, 2004
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I had an epidural. It was great! All I felt was the pressure of them inserting the catheter.....I slept through almost my entire labor.....They broke my water at 3:30....Gave me pitocin at 4:30 got my epi at 5....And at 11 I was 10 cm but I was too tired and had no urge to push so I didnt start pushing until 12:10 and he was born at 1:25....It was a life saver!!! Im a wimp.....Only half an hour and I got my epi....Lol.
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replied April 8th, 2004
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Im plannin on having an epidural for sure! I mean with all their technology I think their pretty safe and they follow allot of precautions~ I mean , if I could do it natural I will.. But I think I know I will get one!
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replied April 8th, 2004
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I had an epidural. I was in too much pain not to have one. Ethan was so big. I'm sure you could understand. Lol.


Blu
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replied April 8th, 2004
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I didnt have any drugs....I didnt even walk around...Cause I was dialated to 10 cm in a matter of two hours at the hospital..My cirvix wasnt thinned out enough, although, to push my 9 lb baby out. It really wasnt all that bad, 'cept the back labor.
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replied April 8th, 2004
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I used to be scared to death of getting an epidural but after I worked in labor and delivery and saw hundreds of women get them I got over my fear. I plan on getting one but it all depends on how much pain i'm in. I never saw any complications from having one.
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replied April 8th, 2004
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I'm planning to have an epidurla but i'm a lil scared. Tim wants me to go natural but I dont really wanna lol! I want the dmerol, epidural and maybe the gas hahaha yah im a wuss, I can barely put up with the crampings I get now haha!

Shauna
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replied April 8th, 2004
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replied April 8th, 2004
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I had 3 epis and ended with a c-section anyway!! What I always say is why be in pain if you dont have to be! !**@! get an epi!!! Laughing I never knew what the big deal about having baby natural was! It just hurts! Laughing
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replied April 9th, 2004
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I think its best natural because all kinds of women did it back in the day and im not gonna chicken out and not have it natural. I got pregnant the natural way, im gonna push this baby out the natural way too! Hahaha. I hope im like my mom and have no pain though! Im gonna walk like crazy as soon as jose gets me a treadmill! Lol
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