Second time around moms-epidural
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|Mon, 03-10-2008 - 1:21am|
I have 3 children from my 20's. With all 3, I never had an epidural, pain meds...anything. I did everything all natural.
This time, since I'm "much older" (42), I'm thinking I'm going to be a wuss and I want pain relief. I'm too old for this. lol
However, it scares me TO DEATH!! I just don't understand it. When I was in my 20's, I was told if you had the epidural, it had to be while you were in the middle of a contraction when they did it. Then if you were to move, it could paralize you. Now, I've had people tell me that they weren't having a contraction when they did theirs and never heard anything about being paralyzed. I'm confused.
I also can't figure out what goes on after you get the epidural. If you can't feel anything from the belly down...does someone actually pick up your feet/legs to put them in the stirrups? How do you feel the contractions