epidural question.

Marisa Lynn - posted on 09/07/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I'm just wondering if there's something I can be given for anxiety on top of the epidural or is it one or the other? I'm not sure how I'll react but I want to know my options. I have decided on the epidural for sure. I've been having some nightmares about labor due to all my constant researching about L&D. I want to be as calm as possible during but I'm terrified about feeling the baby crown, not the pain cause ill have the epidural, but the stretching and knowing whats happening, it all freaks me out. also I have panic attacks and have found natural ways to deal with them w out narcotics. I still want to avoid this during labor if need be; Without being drunk or out of it. What can they offer me?

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Marisa Lynn - posted on 09/18/2015

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I'm not talking actual benzos or anything like thaT. I've heard for anxiety they'll give nubian or demerol, but I've heard they have made some women TOO out of it or drunk and put of body. I don't want that, I just don't want to freak out. I'm sure the epidural will work just fine but I'm anxious for the unknown

Marisa Lynn - posted on 09/13/2015

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I've taken the classes, no doula here, my mom and husband. I just want to know my options for anxiety if needed. This is my first baby I'm due in a couple weeks. I can get the epidural as soon as I want, pain is not the issue. They're might Be no issue. However I don't want my over thinking about what's going on to my vagina as the baby is physically coming out to cause an issue and have me go into a panic attack or not push or cause panic for the baby. I'm sure my body wI'll take over and I'll be fine. But if I'm freaking out and can't control the panic or fear I want to know what happens next. What can they do for me? I want this to be a good experience not a nightmare until baby is here and I forget everything. I don't know what will happen and I can't control much of it, but I want to feel safe going into this knowing I can have help with medication if need be. I don't want to feel drunk or out of body, I just want to be calmed down if it comes down to me needing it and nothing else is helping.

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