Amanda - posted on 10/17/2010 ( 128 moms have responded )
I am 22 yrs old and currently 5 1/2 months pregnant and my son is due on January 24, 2011. I know that I do not want an epidural already because I have heard that it can make labor last longer. At first I was thinking about having just IV medicine for pain but then I also heard that it affects the baby more than the mother. I have two sister in laws who just had their first babies and have told me how painful labor is and now I am terrified about going into labor and having him especially since I am leaning away from pain medicine. Everyone keeps telling me that I should probably have pain medicine but my husband really doesn't want me to and I really don't want to either but I am so afraid it's going to be so painful that I am going to have to. I don't know what to do! Somebody please help!