Anyone thinking of getting an epidural this time after already having a natural birth?
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|Sat, 01-01-2011 - 11:49am|
That would be me. I had an epidural with #1 -- it was an induction turned cesarean -- but I LOVED my epidural. It totally relaxed me and took the pain away. With baby #2 I had a HBAC (homebirth after cesarean). It was PAINFUL. I swear the pain traumatized me -- especially the pain of pushing/crowning. Then we had a shoulder dystocia, so that sucked too. Thankfully DD is okay now.
This time, back to the hospital and I am pretty darn sure I am getting the epidural. In fact, I am afraid I will get to the hospital too late for one, or be stuck giving birth at home again. This will be my last birth - I want to enjoy it for once. The pain of the natural birth last time left me in shock, and I was so out of it after. Everything was a blur. I barely even wanted to hold DD.
Anyone else thinking about an epi this time around?