What is the best pain relief for labour?

Mandy - posted on 08/06/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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What pain relief did u use? was it good?



I had an epidural, as my blood pressure was too high (pre eclampsa) to give birth without. It was effective but, i really disliked how uncomfortable i felt afterwards with numb legs, and since having my son (3 years ago) i have a small area on my back which always feels cold to me and aches in the winter where i had my epidural.



Just woundering what everyone thought on this? and what worked for them?

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Persia - posted on 01/10/2010

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Biting down on the gas nozzle..... It sounds crazy but It worked for me. Inhaling gas&air made me feel sick and dizzy, and It was too late for an epidural =] x.

Mandy - posted on 08/09/2009

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I tried gas and air when i first stated to feel pain even with the epidural but it had not effect for me, just made me feel sick and light headed lol

Anne - posted on 08/06/2009

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I only had 2 short labours. The 1st was with gas n air only but only lasted 2hrs by time I felt pain. Doc said I have high pain threshold which is great but I basically slept thru 1st birth so only took very little for the second. 2nd labour only just over an hour of real pain. I used to walk when pregnant and helped at the labour. The gas and air got me thru no problem

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