Cynthia - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 192 moms have responded )
I had a natural delivery with my son who is now almost 3. I am pregnant again, and due in July. I have heard high reccomendations on both having an eipdural and using water as a soothing method to cope with contractions. Ihave also heard horror stories about epidurals, but I know enough to keep an open mind, as every woman's experience is differerent. I had considered getting an epidural this time, but my labor went really fast the first time- I woke up at 1:20am with contractions 2-3 minutes apart, and he was born at 7:38am. (would've been sooner but they wouldn't let me push until the dr got there) , so I dont know if I will have time to get one this time. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on any of these methods or would mind sharing your story to give me a better idea. It would be especially helpful to hear from someone who has used 2 of these methods and can compare!