Did you have an epidural during labor?

United States
November 14, 2006 2:40pm CST
Or did you go natural? I didn't have an epidural I went without the pain meds.
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@tickedoff (672)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Ghost rider/ Marvel comics - comic character from marvel comics
I didn't have labor-----but I do have several degenerated disks in my spine and they gave me an epidural for the pain and it didn't help, so it was a waste of time.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
weight lifter - funny picture of a weight lifter
PS-I gave you a + for your comment.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
And I gave u a + as well, two of them actually...lol. Nice picture haha!!! I have had an epidural for my back as well and it was a waste of time for me too. Thanks for your reply have a great day!
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@toots44 (246)
• United States
14 Nov 06
that man has talent!!!lol
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@toots44 (246)
• United States
14 Nov 06
forced natural. could have used a couple shots....vodka...teehee
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Yeah I hear ya there...lol. Thanks for your response :)
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@anja31 (708)
• Canada
14 Nov 06
yes I had an epidural after 12 hours
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Thanks for your response :)
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@gingerjo (170)
• United States
14 Nov 06
2 c-sections here so I had a spinal
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Wow you had two huh that must of been tough especially after the births, I hear it is quite painful afterwards. Thanks for your response :)
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@starr4all (2865)
14 Nov 06
my boys - my boys
I wanted to try to go natural on the first but it was way to painful. The pain, for me, was too much for me to bare. Also, labor was long. So I got an epidural. And I got one for my second son. My first son though, the epidural started wearing off and it was too late to get more. So, I could feel a lot of the pain but still had a little epidural left. I knew then that I couldn't do it naturally.
• United States
14 Nov 06
What a cute picture of your boys!! I wanted to go natural to but it was too painful for me as well. I went natural becuase the epidural wouldn't work for me. I had back surgery years ago and there was too much scar tissue so it wouldn't work and I didn't even try with my second one. Thanks for your response :)
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• United States
14 Nov 06
I had it all natural. Nothing. It was a nightmare.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Same here, it was the worst pain I have ever had to deal with but of course it was worth every minute of pain I was in.Thanks for your response :)
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@ChewySpree (1834)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I am pregnant right now and I do plan to have an epidural.
• United States
14 Nov 06
Well congrats and good luck!! Do you know what your having or are you going to be surprised?
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@mrboyter (19)
• United States
14 Nov 06
i had an epidural with my first one, only because i had been in labor for 27 hours and i wasnt resting so they gave it to me so i could rest! I had one with the second one because he was induced and it was really painful! Of course he came so quick that i didnt have time for the medicine to actually kick in so it still hurt! lol
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• United States
14 Nov 06
You poor thing, 27 hrs wow. With my daughter I was in labor for 16 hrs and with my son I was in labor for 20 hours he just didn't want to come out...lol. I went natural with both and I was induced with both of them so it was very painful but of course worth every minute of pain :)
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@aggiejoe (800)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Both with my first born I had an epidural but with my second it was natural
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Do you think the epidural made a big difference? I was just curious, with both of mine I went natural. Thanks for your response :)
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@jamie11982 (1662)
• United States
14 Nov 06
no to all 4 of my deliveries
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• United States
15 Nov 06
Thanks for your response :)
@ashutoshgl (1446)
• United States
14 Nov 06
can any one tell me plz..wat is all this discussion all about...even i m plannin to b a mom in 2-3 yrs...so i shld know it...
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Yes sure, this is a discussion about wether or not you had an epidural while you were in labor. An epidural is a shot they give you in your back for the pain when your in labor. It makes you numb from the waste down. They don't give it to you until your almost done thought. Did that answer your question I hope? If not let me know. Thanks for your response :)
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• United States
14 Nov 06
well with my first child I had a epidural, but I got it late because the guy was out playing golf and didn't feel the need to come before his game was over. So the next two times I made sure they were givinbg the epidural as I was walking in the hospital doors.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Oh thats real nice of the doctor i would of been pissed. Thanks for your response :)
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@rawpoet (2048)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I did AFTER 30 hours of pain with my two girls. It didn't help at all. I also did with my son, and I swear the stuff doesn't work. Luckily, he came in 7 hours. Ahhhh!
• United States
14 Nov 06
30 hrs OMG I couldn't even imagine that is a very long time to be in labor and I thought mine was bad...lol. Thanks for your response :)
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@marthab (325)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I went natural. Not enough time for an epidural.
• United States
14 Nov 06
Thanks for your response :)
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@quink82001 (2939)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Yea I had an epidural I planned on not having one but the pain was unbearalble so I changed my mind and had it.
• United States
14 Nov 06
Thanks for your response :)
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• United States
14 Nov 06
I didn't have the traditional epidural, I had an intrathecal on both children, my seconded eventually ended up being born emergency c-section.
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• United States
14 Nov 06
How did everything go with the emergency c-section? Did everything turn out ok for you I hope? Thanks for your response :)
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• United States
15 Nov 06
natural
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• United States
15 Nov 06
Thanks for your response :)
@nora05 (381)
• United States
15 Nov 06
No I went all natural with all three of my deliveries.
• United States
15 Nov 06
Thanks for your response :)
@katiem (221)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I had an epidural with all 3 of my pregnancies. I wasn't going to get them but the pain was so bad I had to get it.
• United States
15 Nov 06
Thanks for your response :)
@hdbueg (611)
• United States
16 Nov 06
1st yes, 2nd no
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• United States
16 Nov 06
Thanks for your response :)