whats the best pain relef when giving birth

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Michelle - posted on 05/09/2010

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Warm water!
I had an all natural water birth and it really wasn't that bad or painful at all [= The contractions hurt like 10 times more out of the water then in it.. Not even kidding. It was so relaxing and I just loved it. Natural is the way to gooo, for sure.

Valeria - posted on 05/08/2010

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I heard some crazy stuff about the epidural so i did not get it i went all natural it was not as bad as i thoght it was going to be.

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Caramie - posted on 07/27/2010

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The only pain i had was back labor, I got the epidural because i went 12 hours of intense back labor with nothing and was exhausted. So i opted for the epidural and i'm so grateful that i did i actually got rest and had my daughter Jan 29 in several minutes so that was a relief

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Epidural, mine worked great but the first time my legs were so numb I couldn't move them which was side effect and they stopped the medication and it went away but I was done pushing by then. The second time was with no problem. I had stadol with my first as well and that drugs you up. I hated it. It was so bad, I didn't remember getting a epidural.

Clarice - posted on 06/01/2010

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My epidural didn't work the first time BUT they gave me another one and it was a lifesaver.

Tuia - posted on 05/31/2010

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if you are worried about any of the actual drugs, eg epidural, etc. hot water like a hot shower or bath, works wonders!

Kristen - posted on 05/29/2010

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i was 15 years old when i had my son. i did it natural, and didnt get any stitches or staples. i really recommend that you do it natural. i was in hard labour for 2 hours, when with an epidural your in hard labour for a REAALLLY long time usually. sometimes that goes wrong for people, so i wouldnt trust it at all. they give you laughing gas when doing it natural, and it helps you stop and think to breathe. but it doesnt take any pain away at all. if i could do it, anyone else should be able to. i strongly recommend it. just dont push when your not supposed to & you should be okay.

Lyndsay - posted on 05/26/2010

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I had morophine and that was great! You have to be less than 6 cm dialated or they won't give you anything!

Chrys - posted on 05/26/2010

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Definetly the epidural. all the rest are a waste of time and very distressing on the mother. Make sure you ask for the epidural when u are less than 7cm dialated or else some nurses/hospitals wont get it for you. If you go to a private hospital you can ask for it even when you are 2cm dialated because you are paying for it. I did because I got induced by drip which Yes! the pains are stronger than normal, but because it was my 3rd, I knew what to expect so I didnt experience PAIN. I timed it to have the epidural at the same time the oxitocin was given. therefore I had a pleasant and happy labour. Fake the pain if u have too, to get the epidural if u really want it.... I did. lol.

Emily - posted on 05/26/2010

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i had a baby four months ago and went through a 5 hour labour which is pretty lucky for first time baby. but i recommend gas and air but defo pethidine it just makes u sleeepy and i cant even remember the pain its that good. x

Chrys - posted on 05/25/2010

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I agree! The epidural is the best invention... it gives you an enjoyable labour. I was smiling all the way. I was told I make labour look so easy. There is no need to go through pain if epidural is offered now-a-days. In the end we are given the same reward.

Tabitha - posted on 05/24/2010

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okay, when you go into labor on your own going natural probably isn't so bad. But if you are being induced OMG! For me anyway, the pain was horrible. I was having contractions every minute and they were very strong and I wasn't dilating fast at all. So, I went ahead and got the epidural. And like a lot of other people said, it depends on who gives it to you. I personally wanted the epidural because I didn't want to be in any pain at all. I can't tolerate pain that well and it's not like you're gettin an award to see how long you can take the pain. So.. Do whatever you feel is best.

Jacqui - posted on 05/23/2010

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hey, i wanted an epidural however things moved too fast and i was not able to get one however i had pethidine and think that it is amazing!!

Emily - posted on 05/22/2010

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i went all natural until 7 hours in when they told me i was only 3-4cm dialated. i was so tired as id been up all night and when they told me that i thought i had at least another 7 hours as i wasnt even halfway to the pushing stage. they did a shift change and administered pethidine and right after the injection i said i needed to push. as i was only 3-4cm before they checked me again and i was crowning. drugs didnt have time to kick in so i basically went all natural. i deffinately would go all natural next time but you do whatevers right for you.

Paige - posted on 05/22/2010

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i dnt know i wanted to hav an epidural but waited to long, so had to do it natural, but i would def say hav an epidural

Kirsty - posted on 05/22/2010

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epidural .. i cudent suck the gas and air up lol ,, but i do suffer frm bak pain now still after almost 2 years

Amber - posted on 05/22/2010

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I had the epidural and it worked wonders, it made it easier to push. Also made me quit yelling at my husband. When in pain i was mad at him. I think it also made labor go by much faster because i wasnt stressing over the pain.

Felicia - posted on 05/21/2010

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Epidural for sure! I had so many complications with my pregnancy and labor that no others meds were touching the pain. As soon as I got my epidural, it was instant pain relief!

Amy - posted on 05/21/2010

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You need a doula. We are trained in emotional support, and we use massage techniques to help with pain. Remember when you have a epi, especially early in labor, it slows down your contractions, and it does effect the baby. Then the Dr will give you pitocin, and then you will need another epi. All that med can cause (and often does cause) the baby to go into distress. Through changing positions, and keeping your bladder empty, you increase your labor, which makes it go faster, and safer. Another thing to remember about epi, you can't feel how you are pushing. At least 80% of women who have epi tear because they can't feel HOW they are pushing and end up tearing themselves. I volunteer to help teens. You might be able to find a doula in your area who will help you.
Try taking a bath during labor, and have someone there that will massage your back. You can do it. Remember the pain isn't stronger then you because it is you.

Paiigee - posted on 05/21/2010

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I never had pain relief when i had my daughter so i wouldnt know sorry but alot of people say either gas and air or epidural or a pethadine

Lisa - posted on 05/20/2010

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I was in labour for 36 hours and spent the whole time between the shower and the bath, it was amazing pain relief.. once you get to hospital just ask if you can jump in the bath. I also had gas while I was in the bath and nearly drowned (not litterally) i found it was horrible!! couldnt control myself. i then had an epidural and it was such relief for a while. then i didnt need anything anymore and was ready to push her out...

Claudia - posted on 05/20/2010

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I had both my kids natural and my 1st one was at the age of 15...I thought about doing the natural water birth with my 2nd child b/c warmth does soothe pain but the hospital I was registered to give birth at didn't provide it. NATURAL IS BEST.

Bianca - posted on 05/19/2010

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Personally i would recomend the epidural. My son was posterior (so his spine was against mine) which was agony but with the epidural i was able to get some sleep just before i started pushing so i had more energy to do so. i think it make the whole experience more relaxing for both you and bub. I would just go with what ever your body is telling you maybe start on gas and see how you go, it might be enough but it can make some people feel nautious. you'll know whats right when the time comes.

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I got morphine at the beginning of my labour, then I spent some time in the jacuzzi. I didn't like the jacuzzi at all personally, so I tried out the birthing ball (once again still not for me). I ended up taking the epidural, and I'm glad I did. My little girl ended up weighing 8 pounds and 15 ounces and was 22 inches long. Can you say ouch? lol

Sonya - posted on 05/19/2010

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natural is always better... though painful, if u just think im doin this for my baby, im fdoin this for my baby, it really does help ALOT

Amber - posted on 05/19/2010

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I had demoral and an epidural. Demoral knocked me out for a while. The epidural worked at first. But then they gave me another round of it, and it did nothing but numb my legs. I felt the whole thing. It was awful.

Catherine - posted on 05/19/2010

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I think none is the best answer unless you have no choice. It seems all of us young mothers can cope with the pain and myself personally had no drugs But I was having hot water on my back the whole time.

Emma - posted on 05/18/2010

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i was in labour for 36 hrs and had my son drugfree, but i would say gas and water injections in the back, because both dont enter the placenta and cant hurt bub

Randie - posted on 05/18/2010

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I am 19 and I just had my little girl on April 23, 2010. And i didnt want anything... i wanted to have a completely natural birth! but to take the edge off of the pain my dr gave me stadol. and it didn't get rid of the pain but it was enough to make me relax! But sometimes that can stall labor so my dr also gave me patosin. but that is what happened with my Labor! And its really not as bad as it seems!

~Randie Marie~

Alyssa - posted on 05/18/2010

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honestly.. just get the drip to first ease your contractions than get the eppidural. it is amazing.. i couldn't feel anything. the nurses told me to lift my leg a little higher.. ha! once it got moved for me all i felt was a tingly numb feeling..

Amanda - posted on 05/18/2010

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I liked relaxation, I really regretted the epidural. I wanted to go natural though

Sammie - posted on 05/18/2010

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take note ladies they ONLY give you the epidural if you really need it. i had 1 & it was amazing, i ahd high blood pressure so high i they were worried i was goin to have a stroke, i got pre-eclampsia & toxiema & was goin to b needed to be rushed itno have a c-section but they let me have him naturally at risk, its al thanks to the epidural, made it so much better 4 me & my boday as my contractions were lasting 90sec & 20sec apart. way to hard! so if you have any problems or they c u r clearly in so much unbearale pain they will offer it to u or just give it :D and above.. every child is different, i was 17 too & my child hated it in the docs cried heaps so it doesnt make them sleep more, but each child is different :)

Sasha - posted on 05/18/2010

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IM 18 YRS OLD AND I WAS 17 WHEN I GAVE BIRTH TO MY SON...I HAD HIM NATURAL AND I THOUGHT I WASNT BAD AT ALL! I HOPE THIS NEXT ONE GOES JUS LIKE THAT ONE...MY DOCTOR ALSO TOLD ME THAT AN EPIDURAL GET THE BABIES A "HIGH" AND MAKES THEM SLEEP MORE AFTER BIRTH..IDK IF THATS TRUE.

Emma - posted on 05/18/2010

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With my first little girl i gave birth at 36weeks and had the epidural, the baby was very effected by the drugs and it made me so tired i was awake and then asleep lucky my labour was only 5 hours.. But the epidural did make the labour stop at one stage and i was induced.

I have just given birth to my second beauitful girl 7weeks ago and had no pain relief. I wanted to experience labour and birth without the effects of drugs. It was the best experience of my life, a quick 3 and a half hour labour with no complacations. I spent the first 2 hours at home walking around the house and not sitting down at all. Make the contractions come faster and less painful. Then got in the car and headed to the hospital. I was only in the hospital for 40mins before i gave birth. My partner gave me massages & i stood under a hot shower for 20mins as it takes the pain away from lower back. I then had the gas all the way up to giving birth. When i gave birth the gas wore off in like 5mins as it has no effect on the baby. My little girl snugled and latched on to my breast straight away. It was such a natural high and a fantastic experience. Even though i share my experience, everyone is different and it is all up to you at the end of the day.

Bonnie-Lee - posted on 05/18/2010

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i had an an epidural with my first and omg it was the best you just have to listen and tell the midwife when your having a contraction..... i had no drugs with my second child and i loved it, feeling everything was the highlight of 2010. if have a third i will not have any drugs soo my answer is is none.... i loved feeling it all and it was the best experiance i have had ever. if you need anything just have the gas I LOVE MY CHILDREN :D

Michaela - posted on 05/17/2010

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lucky you! i wanted to have no drugs aswell, but unfortunatly my baby turned around at the last second and i had to have drugs!

Michaela - posted on 05/15/2010

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epidural!!!! honestly the best pain relief! i had 3 epidurals! 1 pethadine injection, and an unlimited supply of gas!!
i had back pain for 3days after birth - but thats normal for some people! plus i had pain from the stitches too

Amy - posted on 05/15/2010

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Im ment to get a spinal with my cesseran, not a epidural, but like that, anyone know if this hurts going in my spine, im realy no good with needles...

Casey-kathryn - posted on 05/15/2010

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im still undecied on what i want to do.i wouldlove to try anddo it naturally but yeah imnot good with pain at all.

Casey-kathryn - posted on 05/15/2010

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but i have heard that can turn out badly, my sister had one and it only workedon half her body.

Chloe - posted on 05/15/2010

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well i was induced so the pain is meant to be more intense although i was only in labour for 3 hours and only took 3 pushes to get my son out it was oki tbh... i had gas and air from the start as they had to insert the tablet and then break my waters i wasnt even dilated a mm so it hurt pretty bad lol... but i think that was the worse pain for me i had gas and air from 4cm after all the initial stuff had happend and then the diamorphine injection but as that took an hour to start working and i had my son 10 mins after having it i usually tell people i just did it on gas and air lol... honestly ur young {im guessing} and the young ones are the perfect candidate for childbirth so dont worry and be barve for u little chub monster when he/she comes out... i want loads more babies and even said that straight after my son was born lol xxx

Hannah - posted on 05/14/2010

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I had an epidural just before my son was ready to come out and that worked very well for me as I didnt have a full epidural so I could still feel the right time to push. Dont listen to people that say things are not good for you, at the end of the day its up to you and what you want. But gas and air is AMAZING!!!!!!!

Jordan Ashleigh - posted on 05/14/2010

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I would get a spinal. I had an induction and the Pitocin made me miserable, so after several hours of trying to cope, I got an IV painkiller. It was awful. It put me to sleep between contractions and made me really irritable, so I finally got the spinal. I wanted to kiss my anesthesiologist.

Shae - posted on 05/14/2010

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the epidural worked soo well for me. And darvaset. that stuff was amazing as well!

Amarilis - posted on 05/14/2010

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its up to you when i got my epidural i did not feel the contractions but i felt pain on my legs because my son was crowning it hurt a lot

Caitlin - posted on 05/13/2010

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Nubain. I only got it because I went into labor at 6pm and refused to sleep. So they used it to relax me. Other than that I breathed and focused. Was amazing.

Laisha - posted on 05/13/2010

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yep, i had a natural birth as well and the warm water was wayy better than any epidural. im a strong girl ;)

Briana - posted on 05/13/2010

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an epidural would be good..make sure your prepared with what type of pain relief you want before you acutally go into labor :)

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